Safety is very important to us at the Trust. Whatever the weather, our waterways are very popular with thousands of people visiting every year. With every season we urge all of you to be careful and safe around water.
We're urging everyone to remember that although you may be fit and strong on land, you can’t train your body for the shocks of unseen dangers under the water, at any time of year.
The risks of getting in the water include:
There are many lovely pubs and bars along our 2,000 miles of waterways, the perfect places for a relaxing drink with friends. However, it's important to take extra care next to water when you've had a few drinks. Take a route home away from the water. We support the Don't Drink & Drown campaign run by the RLSS UK, which encourages people to take care on a night out.
Last date edited: 13 June 2018