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Become a Friend of the canals you love

Support our charity from just £5 a month

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Become a Friend of the canals you love

Support our charity from just £5 a month

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We're the UK's largest canal charity, looking after 2,000 miles of canals and rivers across England and Wales

Together, let's make sure they continue to be here for tomorrow and beyond

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Our impact

Our canals demand constant care and attention. With your help, we've achieved much since we became a charity in 2012.

1000

sites

recognised for their value to nature, providing much-needed homes for wildlife

600

miles

of waterways awarded Green Flag status, bringing nature into the heart of towns and cities

2706

listed buildings

restored and kept in good repair by our team of expert heritage advisors and engineers

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See canals as you never have before

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