We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.
Take a closer look at our canals and rivers and discover new ways to enjoy them
19 May 2017
Go Canoeing Week is all about getting people out on the water. Here at the Trust we know that our canals and river are amazing places to get fit, try something new and have some fun.
27 April 2017
Between 1909 and 1965, over 80 barges, trows and schooners were deliberately beached on the banks of the River Severn. These ghostly hulks now form an eerie boat graveyard.
26 April 2017
Dark water, yew trees and bears: we explore the origins of ancient river names.
24 April 2017
Walk to School Week is right around the corner, from 15-19 May. Here at the Trust we’ve got the perfect way to help your kids cut out the traffic and get to school safe, sound and with a spring in their step.
29 March 2017
Our arts programme is transforming places and enriching lives. It provides artists with time and space along the waterways where they can slow down, research and make ambitious new work responding to important social, environmental and heritage questions.
20 March 2017
Your local canals and rivers are bursting into life, so get out there and make the most of the spring sunshine. Bring the kids, bring the dog, pack some tasty treats and feed the ducks - because this bank holiday weekend it’s all going on.
The modern world comes packed full of its own pressures. And with so much going on, it can easily start to pile up. Stress – it’s something we all deal with at some point. Here at the Trust we’ve worked with GP’s and other health experts, who all agree, taking time out on the canals and rivers is good for you.
24 February 2017
Seems you can’t turn on the TV these days without one of our stunning canals popping up on screen. From documentaries and dramas to new kids on the lock – Carry on Barging – ever wondered how production companies film on our canals?
17 March 2017
We’re celebrating the people whose green fingers and gardening achievements help make our waterways such pleasant places to visit. This summer we’ll be presenting certificates to those whose plants, flowers and vegetable displays make a positive contribution to our canals and rivers.
21 February 2017
The 2017 Crick Boat Show & Waterways Festival, to be held 27-29 May at Crick Marina, near Daventry in Northamptonshire, is the UK’s biggest inland waterways festival. Showcasing 300 exhibitors from across the canal world, the annual event is organised by Waterways World in partnership with us and Crick Marina, and offers a fantastic day out for all the family.