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.
Joan, Caen Hill, Devizes
I used to live in America and I had nothing to do with canals before I became a volunteer here. I have a lot of fun along the canal now.
Harry, Bancroft Basin, Stratford
I've been doing this for 25 years. I started doing rope work because I just fancied having a go at doing it for myself.
Muriel & Greta, Stratford River Festival
Muriel and her husband have a boat, that's how she became interested in canals and in the work of the Inland Waterways Association. They go out on their boat as much as they can.
Steve & Izzie, Stratford River Festival
I don't know what inspired us to start our waterways business - I just joke that 'our big mistake was hiring a holiday narrowboat years ago, and since then we've been hooked on canals!'
Helen & David, Stratford Canal
Canals are so evocative, just the sight of a narrowboat... we love it! It's so peaceful, restful and you feel free when you're out here.
Meet Cath and Di – keeping Ellesmere Port ship shape
For the last four decades Cath and Di have dedicated their free time at the National Waterways Museum in Ellesmere Port.
Chris, the volunteer lockkeeper, Frankton Locks
We're both happy when we're here! I volunteer at Grindley Brook one day a week and work as a Canal & River Trust part-time lockkeeper at Frankton Locks too.
Meet Michael, Elizabeth & Owen
It's an amazing view from here. We're loving the peace and quiet and enjoying our picnic with no traffic rushing back and forwards.
Chris, Lyneal Trust
As a family, when my daughters were in their teens, we had a lot of canal holidays, and that's when I fell in love with canals.