Ways to connect along your canal

Your local canal is a great place to connect with other people

Friends walking near the Avoncliff Aqueduct Friends walking near the Avoncliff Aqueduct

I used to go out walking with my husband. After he died, Ann stepped in and I've been walking the canals with her ever since. Ann was my saviour.

Why is it good to connect?

Loneliness affects people of all ages and it's important for you to connect with other people to stay healthy. Building stronger social connections with your friends and family is good for your mental health. It can help you become more resilient which, in turn, can help you get through hard times more easily.

How can you connect by your local canal?

Well-B recharging by the canal
  • Brew up a flask of tea and invite a friend for a towpath walk and talk.
  • Take the kids out for a screen-free picnic.
  • Take your dog for a walk and meet other dog lovers too.
  • Find out what's going on canalside by signing up for our email newsletter.
  • Connect digitally with people on social media. For canal conversations, join us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

Find out more ways to look after yourself by spending time by water

Last date edited: 12 November 2020