Through our work we're helping more people enjoy the benefits of cycling alongside some of the country's most stunning waterside scenery. Cycling by water makes us healthier and happier and we work hard to make sure our towpaths are open and accessible whenever you need them.
During the coronavirus pandemic we know that our canals can often be important routes of key workers, that’s why we are supporting Sustrans’ Cycles for Key Workers initiative.
There are thousands of miles of fairly level, traffic-free towpaths that you can enjoy them whatever your age or cycling ability. Providing green corridors through our cities and linking our towns and villages together, you can use our towpaths to enjoy an afternoon out with your family, a traffic-free route to work or even a week-long tour of the country.
We welcome all considerate cyclists to our towpaths and you don't need a permit. However, make sure you check out our Towpath Code before you take to the towpaths.