We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.
Take a closer look at our canals and rivers and discover new ways to enjoy them
7 June 2017
With over 120 perfect places to pick from along our canals and rivers, your picnic plans will be anything but hampered this National Picnic Week.
12 June 2017
Enjoy all the fun of a canal festival this summer. There's plenty to choose from.
5 June 2017
Time travel along the towpath - discover the awesome Georgian engineering that is the Caen Hill Lock Flight. Then leave history behind and step off the grassy path into the future - our new wood that will grow and mature over the coming years.
19 May 2017
Go Canoeing Week is all about getting people out on the water. Here at the Trust we know that our canals and river are amazing places to get fit, try something new and have some fun.
27 April 2017
Between 1909 and 1965, over 80 barges, trows and schooners were deliberately beached on the banks of the River Severn. These ghostly hulks now form an eerie boat graveyard.
26 April 2017
Dark water, yew trees and bears: we explore the origins of ancient river names.
29 March 2017
Our arts programme is transforming places and enriching lives. It provides artists with time and space along the waterways where they can slow down, research and make ambitious new work responding to important social, environmental and heritage questions.
20 March 2017
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.
The modern world comes packed full of pressures. And with so much going on, it can easily start to pile up. Stress – it’s something we all deal with at some point. Here at the Trust we’ve worked with GPs and other health experts, who all agree, taking time out on the canals and rivers is good for you.
24 February 2017
Seems you can’t turn on the TV these days without one of our stunning canals popping up on screen. From documentaries and dramas to new kids on the lock – Carry on Barging – ever wondered how production companies film on our canals?