We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.

Open Days

Each year we hold a number of free open days for the public. We're inviting you along to take a look behind the scenes and find out what it takes to keep our canals and rivers open to everyone.

Reflecting the breadth of the work we carry out, each open day offers a different experience and you could find yourself descending into drained locks, taking a boat trip or strolling along an empty aqueduct. 

As part of our maintenance programme, will be working on around 164 lock gates across the country. The new lock gates are made in the our specialist workshops at Bradley in the West Midlands and Stanley Ferry in Yorkshire.

A group of people in an empty lock Inside a lock

Take a look at our time lapse footage from Hawley Lock in Camden to get a sneak preview into the work involved in changing one of our lock gates.