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If you're thinking of getting in touch then please take a moment to look through these pages as we probably have the answer on our website
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
Get your free guide
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Download your free guides
You've nine free days out guides to choose from - where will you go first?
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 are encouraging people in South Wales to have a greater role in how their local waterway is run, with a series of new surgeries starting in April that will help the community’s ideas and opinions to shape our work.
As a new charity we recognise the huge role local communities have in shaping their local waterways
The surgeries will be similar to those used by MPs, with 15-minute slots for the public to work through ideas with staff from the charity, covering topics including boating, cycling, angling, ecology and heritage, among others. They will be held once a month across the South Wales & Severn waterway region, alternating between Gloucester, Diglis and Govilon in Wales.
The surgeries replace the existing group meetings, known as ‘User Forums’, in this region on a trial basis. The aim is to give people more one-to-one time with staff from the charity. If successful the surgeries could be adopted in other regions.
Glandŵr Cymru cares for Wales’ historic canals, made up of the Swansea, Llangollen, Montgomery and Monmouthshire & Brecon Canals.
Nick Worthington, waterways manager at Glandŵr Cymru, said: “The canals and rivers are people’s homes, work places and holiday destinations, and almost everyone has ideas about how they can be improved. We want people to tell us their thoughts, ideas and concerns, so we can feed them into daily work and long term plans.
“The User Groups have been very well attended and we want to build on this by giving people more time with us to discuss the things that matter to them. I’d encourage anyone with an interest in the waterways, towpaths or surrounding area to come along to a surgery and contribute their ideas.”
Jack Hegarty, chair of the South Wales & Severn waterways partnership, said: “As a new charity we recognise the huge role local communities have in shaping their local waterways. We want to engage with the individuals, businesses, schools and interest groups in each community so the waterways are run in a way people want. The surgeries will be important in doing this, so I’d encourage people to get involved.”
Provisional times and locations are as follows:
Attendees are asked to register their attendance in advance and submit questions in advance so staff can prepare detailed answers. To get in touch, or for more information contact email@example.com
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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