Friday, December 09, 2011

Winter works open day at Crofton on the K&A Canal

Crofton Pumping Station: Picture by Bob Naylor©
British Waterways winter works project at Crofton (Lock 60) on the Kennet & Avon Canal is open to the public tomorrow and members of the works team will guide visitors around the lock and explain the work they are doing.
During the day gates will be craned out of the lock and the new replacement lock gates will be on-site for people to see. 

The site will be open from 11am to 3.30pm and their will be walks on the hour from 11am until 3pm. The walks will last about 45 minutes.

Visitors can park in the Crofton Pumping Station car park. The Crofton Pumping Station and café and shop will be open. The site is a five minute walk down some steps with some uneven ground.

The site will be open from 11 am – 3.30 pm and guided tours of the site are at 11 am, 12 noon, 1 pm, 2 pm and 3 pm.

This open day was originally planned for 17 December 2011.

Red Kites over Wilton Water: Picture by Bob Naylor©

An added bonus of a visit to Crofton is to see the Red Kites that have made their home in the area.

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