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Cambridgeshire County Council Gold DofE Residential 23rd – 27th October 2018 Canal and Rivers Trust at Foxton Locks, Northamptonshire

Cambridgeshire County Council are pleased to offer an exciting residential opportunity to Gold Award Participants.

  • Would you like to help the Canal and River Trust maintain our beautiful waterways?
  • Would you like to volunteer in their customer service areas?
  • Would you like to learn how to be a lock keeper?

We have these activities and more in our 5 day itinerary.
Foxton Locks is a beautiful place steeped in history with a strong team of volunteers managing most of the day to day tasks. This residential project involves helping out this wonderful national charity with various tasks for the benefit of all the visitors and the waterways users. The site is centrally located with good access from the A14 and M1 trunk roads. The closest railway station is Market Harborough (about 6km from Foxton) which has a direct line to London and Leicester. The residential is a mixture of volunteering and learning about the UK waterways, how they operate now and how they operated during the 1700, 1800 and 1900s. I am excited to welcome you to this gentle and historic place, which reflects the slower pace of life enjoyed on our canal and river systems.

When: Tuesday 23rd October to Saturday 27th October 2018

Where: Foxton Locks, Gumley Road, Foxton, LE16 7RA

Arrive: 11:30 Oct 23rd                     Leave: 15:00 Oct 27th

Cost: £95

What is included:   ALL meals from lunch on Day 1 to Lunch on Day 5

Shared tent (or bring your own)

Sleeping mat (or bring your own)

Camping stoves and fuel (or bring your own)

Campsite fees

Adult DofE Leadership support throughout

A selection of activities provided by CRT staff


What should I bring: Lots of energy and a smile! PLUS the following items in your kit bag.


Old trainers                           Small towel + toiletries        Sleeping bag                         Day Sack                               Sleeping mat             Shirts

Shorts                                    Waterproofs                          Fleece tops                           Torch + spare batteries         Walking boots           Socks

Underwear                            Personal First aid kit            Trousers (not jeans)            Small notebook + pencil Toilet paper               Face flannel

Hat/scarf/warm gloves        Knife fork spoon                   1litre water bottle                  Sunhat + suncream                  Plate + bowl              Insect repellent

Mug                                        Camera                                  Pack of cards/small game  Wetwipes                               Matches (sealed to keep dry)

Leather work gloves            Tea towel                               Dishcloth/scourer


How to apply?

Fill out the application form at the end of this information and return it ASAP with your cheque payment of £95 to secure your place (made payable to ‘Cambs County Council’).

If you need more information please email [email protected] or [email protected] or call 01223 715492





Course date:
Tuesday 23rd October to Saturday 27th October 2018
Course location:
Foxton Locks, Gumley Road, Foxton, LE16 7RA
Course fee: