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Planning & design
All you need to know about planning and design on our canals and rivers
Find a winter mooring
Find a cosy section of canal to hunker down in this winter
10 reasons to take up canoeing
It's a great way to get fit and explore our waterways at the same time
Share the Space
Take a look at our common sense guide to sharing the towpath
Find a place to fish
From reservoirs to club-managed canals and river stretches - find your nearest place to fish
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Download your free guides
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Find a walk near you
Are you ready to ramble? Find a waterside stroll or a satisfying hike along our beautiful canals and rivers
Take a look at our upcoming events here.
Find your favourite waterway
With over 95 canals, rivers, reservoirs, docks and navigations, find out more about your favourite waterway
Something for everyone
Help us make a difference and have fun along the way. Find your perfect volunteer role today
Join our team
Could you join your local Towpath Taskforce team and help us to keep our canals looking lovely?
Desmond Family Canoe Trail
If you're aged 16-25 and would like to get involved with this exciting project, please get in touch
Could you be a volunteer lock keeper?
Find out what's involved with this popular volunteering opportunity
We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.
We're inviting people in Wiltshire to find out more about exciting plans for the future of the historic Kennet & Avon Canal.
A long term plan for improving the 200-year old canal is being launched this week by the Kennet & Avon Waterway Partnership – a voluntary group made up of leading local figures - highlighting the enormous opportunities the waterway offers to boost tourism, education and leisure opportunities within the region.
The Partnership works for the benefit of the people and businesses that use and enjoy the Kennet & Avon Canal, which runs from Reading to Bristol, as well as the Bridgwater & Taunton Canal in Somerset. The Partnership’s vision for the future includes:
The Partnership is holding its annual general meeting on Wednesday, 12 November at Bath Cricket Club (BA2 4EX), between 7-8.30pm.
Tamsin Phipps, chair of the Partnership, said: “The Kennet & Avon continues to be hugely popular and provides a host of leisure, tourism and education opportunities in the communities it runs through. That said, we still think it has so much un-tapped potential. The aim of our 10-year strategy is to outline how, working with local people, the canal can help bring more prosperity and enjoyment to local areas. I would encourage people to read our strategy and come to our meeting, which is a great chance to find out about our ambitions and have your say on our plans.”
Find out more about the work of the Kennet & Avon Waterway Partnership
Emergency appeal launched following breach on the Middlewich branch of the Shropshire Union Canal
23 March 2018
Try canal boating at Drifters national open day
22 March 2018
Heritage transport plaque awarded to Froghall Basin on Caldon Canal
'Plasberg' eyesore removed from River Aire
Local people sought to help care for the Grantham Canal
20 March 2018
Canal & River Trust brand
19 March 2018
Bookings now open for 2018 Canal Pairs Championship
Breach of the Middlewich Branch, Shropshire Union Canal
16 March 2018