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
16 December 2015
Christmas shopping can be stressful. Especially if you've left it late. Not to worry though as we've put together a list of shopping towns near some of our favourite canals and rivers. If it all gets too much you can escape the crowds and clear your head by the water!
7 December 2015
Become a Friend of the Canal & River Trust today and you’ll open yourself up to new experiences and endless opportunities.
8 December 2015
Most of us love a bit of Christmas cheer, but when it's all over and the guilt of eating fourteen too many mince pies sets in...we could do with somewhere, some place, where we only hear the sweet sound of chirping birds and the slow trickle of water. Where exercise means sauntering along a frosty towpath, not chasing the little ones around the tree.
3 December 2015
Winter’s a great time to spot waterway wildlife so wrap up warm and pay us a visit
27 November 2015
Our canals and rivers are glorious places to walk in the winter and we have 2,000 miles of pedestrian-friendly towpaths for you to explore. This winter, escape the noise and hustle of busy city streets and step onto the towpath into a calm and tranquil world.
3 November 2015
What’s your favourite thing about autumn? The amazing colours, the musty autumnal smell in the air or the crunch of fallen leaves underfoot?
20 October 2015
As the summer fades away, autumn’s auburn invasion gradually takes control of all tree and plant life across the nation producing the tastiest and most beautiful scenery of the year.
16 October 2015
Have you visited all of the original seven wonders of the waterways? Read on to see how many you can tick off your bucket list.
The picturesque Shropshire Union Canal is perhaps Britain's most ghostly waterway.
Hatton’s flight of 21 locks provides an excellent example of how our canal heritage has adapted to meet the needs of a changing society.