Presentation for long service at Canal AGM

Thanks to Mike Moore for this report: The Bude Canal and Harbour Society AGM was held at The Castle Heritage Centre, Bude recently. The chairman of the Society, Chris Jewell, presented Jill White with a framed photograph of the canal and sea lock at Bude taken on 27th August 2016, […]

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Bude Community Network Panel October 2016

This forum meets quarterly to enable all the local Parish and town councils to discuss matters of common interest, and to administer the Community grant scheme. The meetings are open and anyone can attend as an observer. At the October meeting two discussions in particular were most interesting and informative and I hope […]

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Bude Canal Prank Endangers Life

Thanks to Councillor Paula Dolphin for drawing this issue to my attention. It seems that vital safety lifebuoys are being removed from the canal around Bude. Paula says: Youngsters might think it is fun to remove the rings from the canal, but this is an important safety item and the taxpayers […]

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Try Your Hand at Fishing #Bude

Looking for a fun day out for the family this summer? Why not try a day’s coarse fishing at one of the special angling events being staged across Cornwall. The free events are an excellent opportunity for families to try their hand at fishing and discover why angling is the […]

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#Bude for Bluebells and Wild Garlic

Had a lovely walk along the #Bude canal today from the Weir end and went slightly off-piste, beguiled by the intense aroma of wild garlic, combined with bluebells. What a sight. Never seen so much garlic in one place, and the heavenly bluebells (surely one of my favourite flowers) were […]

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#Bude Canal Walk Today

A lovely walk along Bude Canal today, taking in a lovely drink from Bean Surfing and lunch at The Weir. So lucky to have all this!  

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New Walks Towards #Launceston

There are new walks on the wonderful iWalk North Cornwall website. These two are near the Devon border Launceston way. Moderate walks for seasoned walkers.     One passes the inland terminus of the Bude canal   The other is in the parish of North Petherwin  

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A Potter by #Bude Canal

Pottered is the word today. Decided to heed the advice of Rob Wilcox, so I can blame him for doing very little work today. However, I also saw a hare (amazing) alongside some tiny ducklings and a heron. I listened to lambs and sheep bleating, and to incessant birdsong. I […]

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Crooklets to the Canal

From Crooklets to Bude Canal via the Bude Sea Pool today – a beautiful sunny January day. Chilly but no snow!! on a crazily sunny day in January – while much of the country has snow…..  

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Bude Canal Yesterday Eve

It was a murky one down by Bude Canal at around 5pm yesterday evening, but look at the weather today….fabulous out there!!    

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£500 Grant for Bude Canal Trust Partnership

Two Torridge District Councillors have joined forces in presenting a cheque for £500 to the Bude Canal Trust Partnership. Cllrs Howard Ratledge (Holsworthy) and Ken James (Tamarside) have each donated £250 from their Councillor Grant fund. Chair of the Partnership Steve Church said: ‘The money is being used for a […]

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Bude Canal Permit Scheme

From Cornwall Council website, we discover that Bude Canal is due to start a permit scheme on 28th September to protect the waterway. The scheme only applies to those using the water for canoeing, etc.   A new public launching scheme on Bude Canal is due to come into effect […]

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