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

South Wales & Severn

Stretching from south Birmingham down to Sharpness and to Swansea, our waters are arguably the most diverse across England and Wales. Rich in heritage and beauty.

Whether you visit or know the commercial port at Sharpness, or the magnificent Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, or the tall ships at Gloucester Docks, our waterway is not only steeped in history but is a haven for millions of visitors every year.

Along our flowing waters you could come across 49 wildlife conservation sites, 271 listed buildings, five scheduled monuments, two historic battlefields and a world heritage site, amongst others.

See below for a copy of SWS NEW River Severn Guide

Volunteering
If you would like more information about volunteering for the South Wales & Severn waterway please contact caroline.kendall@canalrivertrust.org.uk or check out all of our opportunities.

Find out more about becoming a volunteer lock keeper, a really important role, steeped in history and tradition.

See below for an exciting new opportunity working at our Worcester Welcome Station

Events
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!