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

Quiet Zones

Our canals and waterways are peaceful and tranquil places where you can escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, please help us keep them that way.

In some places where waterways and buildings are in close proximity to one another there can be a risk of noise that may cause a disturbance. Quiet Zones are advisory areas where we ask canal users to keep noise to an absolute minimum.

In a Quiet Zone we ask that people avoid

  • Generator or engine running
  • Loud music
  • Any other disturbance to others nearby

The decision to create Quiet Zones is made by waterway managers but they would be expected to consult with local people, groups and parish/local councils before establishing a Quiet Zone.

Read the guidance on factors to be considered before creating a Quiet Zone.

Last date edited: 25 August 2015