The quiet spa town of Droitwich has been revitalised by the restoration of the Droitwich Canals. They re-opened in 2011 and are now a thriving boating route, as well as a green haven for the community.
Droitwich was built on the salt industry, which has given the town a unique character. The canals were built to transport salt and the canalside Vines Park was built on a former brine works. The salt in the ground mixes with water from the canal and the River Salwarpe to create rare inland salt marshes. These form part of the nature reserve of Droitwich Community Woods, where you can see plants such as dittander that are normally only found at the seaside.