We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.
Find out all about waterway wildlife by browsing through our blogs and features.
17 February 2016
Each month Stuart Collins of our environment team and volunteer Tony Slater tell us about the bird life on our canals and rivers.
4 January 2018
This winter we’re spending £38 million on repairing our waterways to keep them open and accessible to everyone. Almost every different team from the Trust gets involved with the work in some way.
6 December 2016
During the long winter months, many of our waterway birds pack up and migrate to warmer climes. But for those who stay behind, winter can be tough.
26 September 2016
Scrunching leaves, vibrant views and the red-tinted, orange and golden hues of autumn make for some breath-taking places to visit on the nation’s beautiful waterways.
1 August 2016
Killer shrimp, minks and Aesculapian snakes: Trust ecologist Dr Mark Robinson explains why some invasive species are causing havoc on our waterways.
3 December 2015
Winter’s a great time to spot waterway wildlife so wrap up warm and pay us a visit
27 November 2015
Our canals and rivers are glorious places to walk in the winter and we have 2,000 miles of pedestrian-friendly towpaths for you to explore. This winter, escape the noise and hustle of busy city streets and step onto the towpath into a calm and tranquil world.
3 November 2015
What’s your favourite thing about autumn? The amazing colours, the musty autumnal smell in the air or the crunch of fallen leaves underfoot?
20 October 2015
As the summer fades away, autumn’s auburn invasion gradually takes control of all tree and plant life across the nation producing the tastiest and most beautiful scenery of the year.
6 October 2015
Sloes grow on blackthorn trees, which are a very common sight along our network of canals and rivers. Resembling small damson fruits, they are usually turned into sloe gin, a delicious combination of gin, sugar and sloes.
Last date edited: 8 December 2017