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.

But whether it’s a favourite cycle route, the place you go for peace and quiet or the spot where you fell in love, everyone seems to have a stretch of the waterways that’s extra special to them.

Love My Stretch

We love hearing why our waterways have a place in people’s hearts, so to celebrate your memorable places and give their stories a home of their own, we’ve developed a dedicated new site to do just that – called Love My Stretch.  

Find your favourite stretch on the map, share your story and donate to help maintain our beautiful waterways, and that special spot will be yours for a year, with a dedicated space on our map and a beautiful certificate for you to keep. You can also browse through and see other memorable spots across the network for inspiration.

Last date edited: 18 May 2016