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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've appointed seven new members to join the North Wales and Borders Waterway partnership.
The partnership works closely with our local waterway management team to help shape plans, guide our spending decisions, develop contacts with local people, seek new funding and champion the interests of the waterways.
The new partnership members are:
The North Wales & Borders waterway includes six contrasting canals and rivers and two magnificent visitor attractions – Anderton Boat Lift near Northwich and the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct World heritage site. Other highlights include the wildlife havens of the Montgomery and Shropshire Union Canals, the holiday hot spot of the Llangollen Canal and the historically significant River Weaver.
The waterway stretches from Ellesmere Port to Wolverhampton, Runcorn to Winsford, Llangollen to Nantwich and Frankton to Newtown in Powys on its way running through varied villages, towns and the city of Chester.
Partnership chair, Brenda Harvey explained: “Our area boasts some of the UK’s quietest and busiest stretches of the 2,000 mile canal network and some of its greatest treasures. I am delighted to welcome our new partnership members whose wealth of experience will be of great value.
“These are exciting times for our waterways and all the members of the North Wales and Borders Waterways Partnership look forward to working alongside the local management team to make the most of this important historical asset for the benefit of users, visitors and nearby communities.
“Our canal network really can be enjoyed by everyone whether they are a boating enthusiast, jogger, cyclist or just someone who enjoys being out in the fresh air.”
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
Heritage transport plaque awarded to Froghall Basin on Caldon Canal
15 March 2018
Artists launch ambitious cultural programme in Worcester
12 March 2018
Fradley event gives fascinating insight into our feathered friends
We're calling for boaters to take part in our 'boat owners views survey'
9 March 2018
Take a 'lock' behind the ‘Seends’ of the Kennet & Avon Canal