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

Great canal & river rides

In association with British Cycling, we take a look at the best canal and river rides around. The question is, do you agree? Know somewhere worth adding to the list? Why not share it with us on Facebook?

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British Cycling new logoPut together with the team from British Cycling, here are a few of the best canal and river towpath routes that, we think offer great opportunties for cycling. Whether you’re escaping the concrete jungle for a few hours or simply trying to get from A to B.

Here in the UK we’re blessed with thousands of miles of traffic-free waterways, providing a perfect environment for novice riders, families and seasoned cyclists alike.

What’s more, the largely flat routes are tailor-made for those of us who enjoy a gentle meander in the sunshine. So, what are you waiting for? Here are ten of our favourite routes to get you started...

Cycling on the towpath is a great way to get around, or just explore and find new villages, towns or places of interest. The Canal & River Trust is responsible for around 2,000 miles of towpath, and 50% of the population live within five miles of one! Joe Sammon, Canal & River Trust

Last date edited: 12 April 2017