We believe that spending time by water can make people feel happier and healthier, so for International Happiness Day we’ve asked five people why they enjoy their trips to the towpath.
This year, International Happiness Day (20 March) is celebrating ‘happier together’ – the fact that life is happier when we’re together. That’s something we can really relate to at the Trust. We know that many people enjoy spending time with their friends and family on their local canal.
However, the towpath can also be a space for time alone, for relaxation, exercise or private reflection. We care for 2,000 miles of canals and rivers so that you can feel better by water, whether you’re planning a picnic, taking a stroll or simply in need of some headspace.
I use the towpaths and canals to help bring all my close friends together.Gemma
The towpaths and canals are a great way for me to escape, relax and recharge.Vishal
Some of my happiest memories and most connected I have been with my family were from us spending time walking along the towpaths.Stephanie
I am happiest when I'm working out and keeping fit. The canals and towpaths have always been a great venue for my exercise routines.Edward
My happiest memories using the towpath are when I sit on the bench with my lunch while I watch people and nature pass by. I find it incredibly peaceful.Katie
Last date edited: 11 March 2020