Cambridgeshire DofE Open Award Centre 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?
• Would you like to complete a John Muir Award?
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. The buildings and locks are a scheduled monument designated protection by Historic England, and as such require careful and considerate maintenance. 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, learning about the UK waterways, how they operate now and how they operated during the 1700, 1800 and 1900s, and working on this beautiful scheduled ancient monument. 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.
Option 1 Aug 4th to 8th 2021
Option 2 Oct 27th to 31st 2021