We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.
Humans of the Waterways takes you on a journey through the lives of the people that live, visit or work on your waterways.
Brian and Jane, Llangollen Canal
We've lived aboard for 28 years and I work as a blacksmith artist from my forge on our tugboat Bronte. It's not the most lucrative, but it's definitely the best way of life...
Mark, Michael and Henry, Caen Hill Locks
Fishing is pretty addictive! I love being outside next to the water and it's nice how it gets you closer to nature – we saw a peregrine falcon here literally ten minutes ago.
Tony, Compton Bridge
Somehow worries or anxieties just go when you're out in fresh air. I'm walking canal towpaths and working out at the gym because I'm in training to do the Camino, the 500-mile ancient pilgrims’ walk to Santiago de Compostela in northern Spain.
Anne and Ruby, Stewponey Lock
We've had our boat for about five years. It's the third narrowboat we've owned - I think the canals are in my husband's blood now.
Hayley, Red House Glass Cone, Stourbridge Canal
I feel a huge connection with the glass makers who would have been working inside this historic canal building in the 1700s and 1800s. Stourbridge Red House Glass Cone is a great building with amazing heritage.
Richard, Gloucester Docks
I've come from Tewkesbury this morning, I like to explore churches wherever I am. I've been in loads of churches all over the country, Sunderland, Newcastle, Worcester.
Mr & Mrs W, Gloucester Docks
We love it here. We're not tourists, we're only locals, relaxing for the day. We live quite close by and we've just come down for a walk. It's nice to come out here - we come a lot.
Matt, Tooley’s Boatyard
My motivation is preserving the history of this place. Tooley's Boatyard is a national treasure! It's not just the oldest dry dock in Britain, it has been in continuous use since 1790...
Innes, Gloucester Docks
My family grew up knowing the boat, but I'm not sure they're as impassioned about her as me. I'm the one that spends the money on her! .