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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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With over 95 canals, rivers, reservoirs, docks and navigations, find out more about your favourite waterway
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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.
A project to breathe new life into the Grade II Listed Soulbury Three Locks Pumping Station, located along the Grand Union Canal in Buckinghamshire, is a step closer after winning initial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
We've been awarded £8,000 to develop our plans to restore this historic building for future generations, as well as finding a new use for it.
Soulbury Three Locks Pumping Station plays a vital role in keeping the Grand Union Canal open and is one of a series located along the Grand Union Canal.
The pumps, which are located under the building, recycle water back up to the highest point at Tring. Without these pumps the canal would run out of water during the busy summer boating season.
James Clifton, from the Canal & River Trust, said: “This is great news and takes us one step closer towards safeguarding this superb example of canal heritage. Soulbury Three Locks Pumping Station is part of the history of our canal system, so it’s important that we protect this wonderful building for future generations.
"The grant will not only allow us to develop the project, but would also give us the opportunity to engage local people and businesses and find a new use for this waterway gem.”
The project will also provide training opportunities for heritage skills apprentices, working along the waterways, to learn new skills in the areas of historic carpentry, lime mortars, stone masonry and historic brickwork.
Could you spare a few hours to make your local waterway a nicer place to be? Find out more about volunteering with us
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