Celebrities protecting canals for nature

Some famous faces have visited our towpaths to take a closer look at the wonderful mix of habitats they can provide for nature.

Megan McCubbin Megan McCubbin

Megan McCubbin, Iolo Williams and Lucy Lapwing are all supporting our campaign.

Together, we can create and sustain vital habitats for wildlife, and make our 2,000 miles of waterways a wonderful, thriving corridor of life.

They're in. Are you?

Watch: Megan McCubbin takes to the towpath

Zoologist, conservationist and Springwatch presenter Megan McCubbin takes a look at some of the unique habitats found along our canals with our ecologist, Laura Mullholland.

Watch: Hear from Iolo

Watch this short video from Iolo Williams, naturalist and Springwatch presenter, as he talks about the important roles canals play in providing habitats for nature.

We’re losing a lot of our valuable wildlife habitat because of urbanisation, intensive forestry, agriculture and pollution. Our 200 year-old canals are becoming increasingly important for wildlife.

Iolo Williams

Watch: Lucy Lapwing visits her local canal

Naturalist, conservationist and influencer Lucy Lapwing visits her local canal alongside our ecologist Tom King, as together they discuss some of the key habitat areas that can be found along our waterways.

Get involved

Help nature recover on your doorstep through playing our Tap that Habitat game or by taking part in the our Spot that Habitat survey.

Last date edited: 21 April 2022