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Autumnal canals

Sit back and enjoy some of our favourite pictures of the canals in autumn.

Enjoy an autumn boating holiday

Spotting signs of the changing seasons is a great way to take notice of the world around you. With a chill in the air and warm colours in the trees, our canals are the perfect places to revel in the beauty of autumn.

Glorious reflections and a colourful canopy overhead. The tranquil shot above comes from the Leeds & Liverpool Canal, which has seen over 200 autumns since it was first built.

Fungi next to the canal

Next time you're out for a walk, keep an eye out for mushrooms. This time of year is the perfect opportunity to spot many types of fungi, which love the damp growing conditions and plant matter around our canals.

Hungerford, Kennet & Avon Canal

With its historic wharf and bridges, a canalside walk through Hungerford is a treat for lovers of nature and architecture alike.

Coventry, Coventry Canal

You don't have to stray far from the city to find the signs of the changing seasons. Coventry Canal brings the benefits of being by water to the most central city in England.

Devizes, Kennet & Avon Canal

Smooth waters reflecting golden skies and rust-coloured trees. A walk by the canal doubles your view of those beautiful moments.

Blackburn, Leeds & Liverpool Canal

Don't forget to spot the changing behaviour of wildlife as the seasons get colder. You'll be less likely to spot a bat as they find a roost to hibernate in over winter, but our beloved mallards can be found all year round.

Little Venice, Grand Union Canal

Even in the busy capital, a walk around Little Venice can leave you feeling a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of grey buildings and traffic congestion.

Two people walk their dog along the towpath beneath autumnal trees

The Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal really does like to put on a show in the autumn. One of our most peaceful stretches of water, it winds its way through the beautiful Welsh countryside.

Last Edited: 14 September 2022

photo of a location on the canals
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