Gurkhas dig in to help build new garden on the Ouse

The Canal and River Trust has begun work on a dementia sensory garden at Naburn Lock, near York, with the help of Gurkha soldiers from nearby Imphal Barracks.

Gurkhas have been helping out at at Naburn Lock near York

The new garden will be part of a wider site makeover that will also include a nature trail, to sensitively transform and enhance the natural surroundings at Naburn Lock, located along a picturesque rural stretch of the River Ouse.

Soldiers from 246 Gurkha Signal Squadron undertook training in a more unusual environment, by helping the Canal and River Trust dig and clear a site to create the new garden.

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The trust looks after 2,000 miles of historic waterways across England and Wales,

Gurkhas have been helping out at at Naburn Lock near York

The new nature trail will be completed in time for the trust’s open day at Naburn Locks in September.

Gurkhas have been helping out at at Naburn Lock near York