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

East Midlands

Boasting everything from powerful tidal rivers to sleepy wildlife-rich canals, this area offers unique opportunities to waterside communities, businesses and visitors.

Waterways play a vital part in day-to-day life for many in the East Midlands, attracting on average 30 million visits each year.

Along with our partnership, we believe this waterway has the potential to make an important contribution to the economy and quality of life of those who visit.

We have four district areas: Coalfield Canals, Greater Nottingham, Trent & Belvoir and Lincs & Fens.

Read our plans, what's coming up, our most recent successes and how you can get involved.


If you're planning an event on our waterways take a look at our event planning pages.

If you're holding an event on one of our waterways we'll add your event to our listings if you email us at feedback@canalrivertrust.org.uk. Don't forget to send a picture!