Meet our towpath rangers

With over 2,000 miles of canals and rivers to care for, find out more about what it's like being one of our towpath rangers.

Towpath rangers are the eyes and ears of your local waterway. A friendly face who is happy to chat to towpath visitors including boaters, walkers and cyclists when needed.

They regularly walk or cycle along their towpath patch, spotting anything they think we should be aware, such as a fence that needs repairing.

But it's a varied role that can include: 

  • leading guided walks
  • letting the public know about the lock, restoration and newly opened waterways
  • sharing stories about the local heritage
  • feeding back public opinion of the waterway and local area
  • measuring the number of visitors to the waterway
  • checking the towpaths and canals for signs of vandalism and repairs

Current roles

Last date edited: 26 March 2018