We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.
Enjoy the stories of people that live, visit or work on our canals and rivers.
Hayley, Red House Glass Cone, Stourbridge Canal
I feel a huge connection with the glass makers who would have been working inside this historic canal building in the 1700s and 1800s. Stourbridge Red House Glass Cone is a great building with amazing heritage.
Richard, Gloucester Docks
I've come from Tewkesbury this morning, I like to explore churches wherever I am. I've been in loads of churches all over the country, Sunderland, Newcastle, Worcester.
Mr & Mrs W, Gloucester Docks
We love it here. We're not tourists, we're only locals, relaxing for the day. We live quite close by and we've just come down for a walk. It's nice to come out here - we come a lot.
Matt, Tooley’s Boatyard
My motivation is preserving the history of this place. Tooley's Boatyard is a national treasure! It's not just the oldest dry dock in Britain, it has been in continuous use since 1790...
Innes, Gloucester Docks
My family grew up knowing the boat, but I'm not sure they're as impassioned about her as me. I'm the one that spends the money on her! .
Lizz, Lower Heyford
Between gigs I practise in my music corner on board my boat. I'm sure passers-by think 'what's that racket?' but I haven't had anyone I'm moored next to complain, yet!
Paul, Lowesmoor Wharf
I love it, and all the hands-on stuff. There's not much I haven't come across on boats - the problem is if anything goes wrong, it's all my fault!
Jayne & John, Alvechurch
We've been publicans at the Weighbridge Pub in Alvechurch for almost 15 years now. The building was once the old weighbridge office for offloading coal barges to horse and cart for local deliveries.
Edward, Worcester & Birmingham Canal
At this time of year people start thinking about booking their canal boating holidays, so it's my busiest time! I'm the Managing Director of ABC Leisure Group which is the biggest operator on the UK canal network.