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

Waterway wildlife

The canals and rivers of England and Wales might have been built by humans, to serve the needs of trade and industry, but over the years they have become a haven for a diverse range of flora and fauna.

More than just nature reserves, they offer you a unique historical backdrop where you can escape from everyday pressures and get back to nature. Visit our waterways and you could spot anything from ducks and dragonflies to kingfishers and even water voles.

Whether you're in the middle of a city, out in the countryside or even in the heart of an industrial estate you’re guaranteed to see some kind of wildlife. Visit us and see for yourself.

Our environment team are always looking for opportunities to improve the waterways, preserving habitats and creating new ones. Find out more about their work.