Wellbeing by water

Visiting your local canal can really lift your mood. Meet Well-B, our little canalside friend, and see how they recharge when spending time by water.

Why is life better by water?

Well-b running on empty

Need a recharge?

Ever feel like you're running on empty, especially in these challenging times? When the daily grind is getting you down, there are lots of things you can do to look after your wellbeing. One of these is spending time by water. Our little canalside friend Well-B does this when they need to recharge.

Well-B escaping to the canal

Feel happier and healthier

Research shows that spending time by water can help you feel happier and healthier. Our canals and rivers are the perfect places to boost your mood and improve your physical and mental health. Even in busy towns and cities, they provide special spaces where you can relax, recharge, and get your body moving.

You can read our research into the wellbeing benefits of being by water.

Well-B recharging by the canal

Here for you

Spending time by water is great for your mind and body. Our canals are always open and they're always free to access. No matter how busy life gets, you can enjoy their benefits any time you like. Our canals are here for you, now more than ever. And, they're right on your doorstep.

Proof is in the paddle

Hear from Paracanoe athlete Rob Oliver, who explains how he rediscovered the wellbeing benefits of training on his local canal and spending more time recharging by water.

Last date edited: 20 January 2022