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, among others.

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.

If you're planning an event on our waterways take a look at our event planning pages. Some great events happening in 2017 on our waterways one of which is the Tall Ships Festival in Gloucester Docks

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!

See all our local waterways information about the River Severn, Gloucester & Sharpness Canal, Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal, Swansea Canal, Worcester & Birmingham Canal and Droitwich Canals.

Also see the history, cycling and useful maps. And our major new project to unlock River Severn for people & wildlife.

Notice: please note that the recommended canal depths are currently under review and for more accurate advice, please contact our local office on 03030404040.

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