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

Walk to school on our towpaths

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.

Children having fun along the canal Children having fun along the canal

There’s over 2,000 miles of canal towpaths all over the country. And in our towns and cities the waterways that cut through our busy streets create a safe, traffic-free way to get around.

Safe, open and connected - the towpath is the perfect way to get where you want to go. A place for young minds to come alive, getting to school feeling energised, healthier, happier and ready to learn. So give it a try, check it out on a map and let your kids take a fresh look at their local waterway.

A safer way to get to school, refreshed and ready for the day.

Our canals and rivers are more alive than ever before. And because of the donations we get from our supporters, we can keep building for an even brighter, better future.

We’re passionate about giving people of all ages amazing places to walk, to breathe, to run, jump, cycle and play. They’re right on your doorstep and thanks to the work we’re able to do, they’re getting better all the time.

We’ve made it easy for young people to get involved in what we do. So if a new way to walk to school lights a spark, we’ve got loads of ways to get kids engaged. From volunteering and apprenticeships to the exciting work of our youth engagement team; it’s all about bringing young minds together to learn new skills, make a positive change in their community and improve the natural habitat of the wildlife that lives there too.

A new way to walk to school might be the start of a bigger, brighter future.

Last date edited: 27 April 2017