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.
John, Kennet & Avon Canal
My son was only a little boy the last boating holiday we had together. That time we went to the Norfolk Broads which was a bit different.
Kathryn, Wyrley & Essington
Pam does the website, planning and admin, I do the art. We thought if it doesn't work out, So what, we'll do something else..
Colin & Paula, Tixall Wide
We're lucky because we sold up and don't owe anybody anything, which is a big thing in these times. We live on our boat, Persephone, and I'm a marine engineer...
Andy, Wyrley & Essington Canal
We collect wild fruit as we cruise around and make preserves to sell from the boat. Our business is based around foraging, but it's not a slave to it.
Caroline & Geoff, Tixall Wide
We've always wanted a boat, so when Geoff took early retirement, we said, "Why not!" rather than let the money sit in a bank.
Ben, Trent & Mersey Canal
He's only six, and we'll have ridden 30 miles or so today by the time we're back! We've come all the way from Lichfield to Great Haywood this morning.
Adam & Phil, Braunston
As we do our boat checking individually, we started taking photos of the wildlife we were seeing to show each other at the end of the day. We’ve seen loads of different creatures...
Dick, Regent’s Canal
I lived on a narrowboat at Three Mills in Bow for many years too (although I’ve 'gone brick' now, as they say). People often ask if I miss living on boat...
Yvonne, Kennet & Avon canal
We remember when Caen Hill Lock Flight was in total disrepair and nothing at all like it is today. In 1990 we were at the opening ceremony when the Queen came to open the lock!