The Duchess of Cornwall will open a newly restored bridge on the Wilts and Berks Canal.

On Tuesday, Camilla will be unveiling the double bridge that was found five years ago at Naish Hill in Lacock by volunteers with the Wilts and Berks Canal Trust, who then renovated it.

When Camilla arrives, the chairman of the trust, John Laverick will greet her and introduce her to long-serving volunteers who have restored parts of the former canal over the years.

After officially opening the bridge by cutting a ceremonial ribbon across the canal, a plaque will be unveiled and a group of young canoeists will then navigate through the bridge for the first time since the route was closed in 1914.

Chairman of the Melksham, Calne and Chippenham branch of the trust, Robert Jones said: “It is wonderful that Her Royal Highness is coming to open the unique double bridge after all the work that has gone into restoring it.

“It is nice to see that she is interested in the restoration work and supporting local people and groups.”

Camilla will then travel to Bowood Golf and Country Club in Derry Hill where she will attend a reception, meeting volunteers from the project, members of the Wilts and Berk Canal Partnership, landowners and project funders.

The aim of the Wilts and Berks Canal Trust is to protect, conserve and improve the route of the Wilts & Berks and North Wilts Canals, and branches, for the benefit of the community and environment.