River Soar & Grand Union CanalSports & Recreation in Leicester, United Kingdom
Introduction to Canoeing and Kayaking 1 Star course 7th May, follow the link for more details or to book a place
A great video of the work being done at Foxton Locks
Great opportunity for young people to get out on the water and learn in a safe environment.
Yesterday the hospital had two very ill otter kits admitted to the hospital. These two little cuties are only around 4 weeks old and should still be ...in the holt. They were found out in the open, alone next to a public foot path where they had been all day, with lots of dog walkers using the foot path. On arrival both kits were very dehydrated and covered in ticks. The smaller one of the pair was so ill on its arrival it required fluids all through the night. Both kits are also suffering from pneumonia and are being treated for this. It is still very touch and go with these two kits at the moment and there not out of the woods yet. The kits are currently being cared for around the clock by one of our hand carers. We will keep you updated on there progress. To help us care for these beautiful creatures text HOGS02 £3 to 70070, or why not buy them a tin of esbilac off our Amazon wish list. If you can't donate then please like and share this post to spread the word of the valuable work we do for all wildlife
There was success for River Soar businesses at the Canal & River Trust's recent East Midlands Waterside Hospitality Awards. The White Horse at Birstall was awarded Best Waterside Pub/Restaurant, with Pillings Boathouse, Quorn a runner up. Kings Lock Tearooms in Aylestone was a runner up in the Best Waterside Cafe category. Well done all!
There are opportunities to volunteer with a variety of organisations along theRiver Soar and Grand Union Canal. Visit each organisation’s website for more information:
Leicester City Council: www.leicester.gov.uk/parks-volunteering
Leicestershire & Rutland Wildlife Trust: www.lrwt.org.uk/get-involved/volunteer/
Leicestershire and Rutland Ornithological Society (LROS) www.lros.org.uk/...
Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre: www.lopc.co.uk/about/get-involved/river-clean-team/
Charnwood Borough Council: www.charnwood.gov.uk/pages/charnwoodconservationvolunteers
Leicestershire Country Parks: www.leicscountryparks.org.uk/volunteer/
Foxton Inclined Plane Trust: www.fipt.org.uk/vols
Canal & River Trust: canalrivertrust.org.uk/volunteer