Nelson Spaces: The Ripple Effect

Our canal side community in Nelson

The Ripple Effect is a new project to create new community spaces along the canal stretch through Nelson for people to come together, get to know one another and enjoy different activities. 

Over the coming months we will be running a range of free workshops for Pendle residents every Saturday at four canalside spaces in Nelson. All activities are free and open to all – just turn up!

1st Saturday of every month 10 – 2pm – Cycling and Walking activity from Lomeshaye Park 

2nd Saturday of every month 10 – 3.30pm – Canoeing from Morrisons Wharf

3rd Saturday of every month 11 -1pm – Creative Workshops from Building Bridges Pendle’s community space.

4th Saturday of every month 11 – 1pm – Eating and Growing Activity at sites along the canal.

The ‘Ripple Effect’ is run by a steering group of local residents supported by The Super Slow Way and local partners and funded by the National Lottery Communities Fund, if you’d like to come and help shape what happens in your community get in touch!. 

You can get involved by joining our facebook group or contact

The main spaces for our spring and summer programme in Pendle will be Morrisons Wharf, Lomeshaye Park, Building Bridges Penlde, the ‘Bowl’ and The Good Life project in Nelson.

See the What’s On page for upcoming activities.

The Ripple Effect forms part of a range of projects taking place in Pendle over the next few years as part of This is Nelson, the cultural strand of the Nelson Town Deal funding.