Melton and Oakham Waterways SocietyRegistered charity number: 1078752
Oakham End Group
Ever mindful of its cross county commitments MOWS is looking to the residents of Rutland to help create a Rutland group to consider how to develop the remaining parts of the Oakham Canal.Although some parts of the canal are no longer obvious and few of the local footpaths actually follow its line, the stretch between Oakham and Ashwell offers the possibility of opening an attractive walk and clearing those sections of the canal which are still in water. With the support of the local council and landowners, it could probably be developed as a nature conservation walk for local people. The Oakham Angling Society has already cleared a substantial section near Ashwell with, we understand, funding from the National Lottery.One of our members, who was born and attended school in the area, is very keen to develop this idea and has agreed to help us make progress. We have held three work parties on the Oakham Canal to date clearing the section adjacent the housing estate in Oakham.Please contact Paul Dadford if you would like more information.