The annual Towpath Tidy 2010 is scheduled for 1st to 14th March – where volunteers turn up to help with basic manual labour to clear paths of rubbish or overgrowing plants. Last year, some 1,700 volunteers joined 635 members of British Waterways’ staff in clearing 149 tonnes of litter, painting bridges, locks, fences and graffiti covered walls, and cutting back vegetation.

The current list of London area events is below:

Read one person’s diary of a day at Towpath Tidy

To confirm your attendance or seek more details, fire off an email to

Date Location Work Type Canal Time
Mon 8th Brent Reservoir Litter, Boardwalk, embankment clearance Brent Reservoir 10am
Tues 9th Nr Kingland basin   Regents Canal 10am
Tues 9th St Pancras   Regents Canal 10am
Tues 9th Slough Arm   Grand Union Canal 10am
Tues 9th Ealing   Grand Union Canal 10am
Wed 10th Docklands   Limehouse Cut 10am
Wed 10th Hackney Paint Railings, remove grafitti? Bank repairs, Gardening, floating litter River Lee 10am
Thur 11th Docklands   Limehouse Cut 10am

More details over at the Waterscape website

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