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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
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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.
People living in Warwickshire are being invited to help welcome visitors to the area and encourage them to discover the great places along the county’s historic canals.
We've set up a special Welcome Station at Hawkesbury Junction which will enable visitors to discover the range of activities that can be enjoyed on both the Coventry and Oxford Canals.
The Welcome Station is run by local volunteers who greet visitors and provide information on what they can do in the area. The station will enable people to find out more about the canals, local facilities, wildlife and nearby volunteering opportunities or even enjoy some fun family activities.
The station is housed in Hawkesbury’s historic toll office which has been given a new lease of life after volunteers transformed it into a welcoming place for visitors.
Joanne Rollason, customer support coordinator for the Trust, said; “Hawkesbury is a really popular spot and the Welcome Station will be a great focal point directing people to the best wildlife walks, pubs and places to visit.
“We’re looking for enthusiastic, friendly volunteers with great local knowledge who will be able to help people make the most out of a day by the canal – which in turn will benefit pubs, cafes and other businesses along the route.
“It’s a great way to meet people, get involved in the local community and really wax lyrical about all the fantastic places along the canal.”
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