Enjoy the waterways

Visit our wonderful waterways and enjoy all that they have to offer. We take pride in making sure there's something for everyone to love on their local canal or river, whether you're looking for a traffic-free route to school, somewhere to unwind at the weekend or a nearby project that will help your local community to thrive.

Whether you’re an adventurous thrill-seeker at home on the white water rapids or more at home with a gentle stroll and a peaceful pint, our canals and rivers have something for you.

Boaters, anglers, cyclists and walkers can find all the information they need to make the most of their time on the water here. For memorable trips to our inspiring museums to free family days out on your local canal, follow the links on the right to start your adventure.

But we're not just about activities. Our canals and rivers are rich in history and home to an exciting programme of arts and culture, not to mention a vast array of wildlife. And these special places are freely available for you to discover and explore, whenever you want.