We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.

Say hello to spring with us this Easter

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.

Group of people looking into pond with dipping nets Wildlife by the canal

Here at the Trust, we’ve had a busy winter. From huge urban regeneration projects to making sure your towpaths are in tip-top condition, our dedicated teams have been gearing up for another action-packed year.

And we think Easter bank holiday weekend is the perfect excuse to come and see what’s happening on the canals and rivers where you are.

Heron Heron

A world of wildlife

There’s a world of wildlife on our waterways, and it’s all a bustle with bright colours from fresh spring blooms. So leave your winter coats behind and set off to see our riverbanks, towpaths and green open spaces bursting into life. Take a walk, take to two wheels or find a place to visit near you.

With over 2,000 miles of canals and rivers, every inch brimming with history, our waterways are a beautiful, living, breathing museum – and they’re alive and kicking like never before.

Winding their way through breath-taking countryside and under the busy roads of our towns and cities, you’ll see the world from a whole new perspective. One that’s packed full of towpath coffee shops, floating bookshops, hidden heritage, urban water sports and places for young minds to learn and explore.

drone wide shot of Pontcysyllte Aqueduct Flying over Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

A new lease of life

It’s a place for us all to enjoy, however we want to do it. And here’s the best bit – it’s absolutely free.  

Thanks to your support, the help of our volunteers and a lot of hard work from our own specialist teams, we’ve breathed new life into our historic canals and rivers. And it doesn’t stop here, the future is full of possibilities if we all pull together.

Happy Easter from us all at the Trust.

Spring has sprung on a towpath near you. We’ll see you there!

Last date edited: 5 April 2017