A big Christmas thank you

It’s the time of year to reflect and celebrate so we’re saying a big thank you to everyone who has visited and supported us in 2019.

Family on the canal in winter Family on the canal in winter

Thanks to your support, our dedicated teams have been able to make life better by water for thousands of people in England Wales.

We’re the charity who care for 2,000 miles of canals and rivers, but that’s not all. We look after 1,580 historic locks, 2,980 bridges and 335 awe-inspiring aqueducts. Our wonderful volunteers have spent nearly 700,000 hours caring for their local canal, and we’ve welcomed millions of visitors to our towpaths.

Our canals and rivers are places where history lives on, where memories are made, where people have the chance to slow down and remember what is important. We’re a charity, and we couldn’t do all of this without you.

Bringing the magic to life

More than 30,000 people already call themselves Friends of Canal & River Trust. They help us bring the magic of canals and rivers to life, creating spaces where local people want to spend time and feel better. Join them and you’ll receive exclusive holiday discounts plus free entry to the attractions and museums you love.

Do something amazing this festive season. Become a Friend and help us provide a place of escape, joy and wonder for everyone.

Last date edited: 2 December 2019