Walking is one of the nicest ways to explore our beautiful canals and rivers. Whether you fancy a ten minute stroll or a vigorous all-day hike, by walking along the towpaths you’re guaranteed a traffic-free route and relaxing views of the water.
We work hard to ensure our towpaths are open and accessible so you can enjoy a waterside ramble whatever the time of year. Aside from lock flights, your path is level and there’s little chance of getting lost. The unfolding scenery of a canal-side stroll also takes some beating. Where else could you find such a mix of wildlife, architecture, countryside and of course, the thing that brings it all to life, narrowboats?
Look at the links on the right to find more information about walking by our canals and rivers.