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

Love Your Stretch

My Stretch is a new way for you to protect your favourite canal or river.

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Talking to boaters, people out and about on the towpaths, at our open days and museums, it’s clear that the waterways mean different things to different people.

Whether it’s your favourite cycle route, the place you go for some peace and quiet or the spot where you fell in love, everyone has a story that connects them to the canals and rivers. Watch Lizz's connection to the Oxford Canal and celebrate your favourite stretch of waterway - or gift to someone special:

We love hearing why our waterways have a place in people’s hearts. You can now celebrate your memorable places and give their stories a home of their own, via our dedicated new site - Love My Stretch.  

Locate your favourite stretch on our map, share your story and donate to help maintain our beautiful waterways. You'll spot will be marked and you'll also receive a beautiful online certificate. You can browse through and see other memorable spots across the network for inspiration too!

Last date edited: 28 November 2017