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.
Elsbert & Sheila, Patch Bridge
We spotted a heron just a minute ago, but we haven't seen very much in the way of other birds yet today. There's plenty of time yet, and we're not in a hurry.
Jacqui, Diglis Basin
We opened 'Café Afloat' in 2010, and it's been part of my life on the water ever since. We were really busy yesterday, but on Saturday it rained so that wasn't such a good day...
Peter & family, Alvechurch
It's a cultural trip to explore around the Birmingham Canal Navigations and of course, we may moor at a couple of pubs along the way.
David & Susan, Shepherds Patch
This morning we just suddenly decided to come here instead of tackling the painting jobs that need doing on the house! It's gorgeous by the water.
Donna & Ava, Diglis Basin
Before Ava was born I used to live on my boat here on my own. It was my full-time home for about five years. I do miss living on the water, but with young children onboard it's not easy.
David & Laura, Sharpness Docks
I think we live in one of the most beautiful parts of the country. It's funny really because when I was young I couldn't wait to get away from it.
Mike, Diglis Basin
I've moved from a narrowboat to a widebeam now that my son is five. He's growing up and needs more space to run around and stretch into.
Gordon & Mick, Pelsall
We quite often have to take the boats for filming sessions to be on TV. The producers usually cover up the name though. We sit inside the cabin out of the way while they do the filming.
Ade, Wyrley & Essington Canal
When we started selling cheese from a narrowboat I had no idea of the amazing story hidden in my family history. ..