Walkers enjoy unique feature
A NEW footbridge means Weavers Way walkers can enjoy a short diversion to admire a unique Norfolk feature. The wooden bridge has been built by volunteers across a dyke alongside the North Walsham and Dilham Canal, north-west of Honing Staithe cut.
A NEW footbridge means Weavers Way walkers can enjoy a short diversion to admire a unique Norfolk feature.
The wooden bridge has been built by volunteers across a dyke alongside the North Walsham and Dilham Canal, north-west of Honing Staithe cut.
Work parties have been clearing stretches of the choked and disused canal since 2000 to restore stretches of it for leisure use and to ease North Walsham's flooding problems.
Norfolk's only canal, opened in 1826, acts as a main drain for water from the town but neglect has reduced its width from an original 30ft to less than three feet in some places today.
The volunteers belong to the newly-formed North Walsham and Dilham Canal Trust which applied for match funding from the Broads and Rivers Leader+ Community Chest to buy materials for the bridge.
They have also spent many hours restoring the staithe cut and clearing the permissive walk path.
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In its heyday the eight-and-three-quarter-mile canal, which linked to the Rivers Ant and Bure, was busy with wherry traffic ferrying cargo between Antingham and Great Yarmouth.
For information on the trust contact Carole Bullinger 01692 535111 or on future work parties, David Revill 01603 738648.