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Top ten rural canal walks

Our towpaths lead you to a tranquil world of birdsong and rippling reflections, where you can relax, recharge and feel better by water.

Friends walking by the canal in winter

Our 2,000-mile network of canals and rivers connects bustling city centres to peaceful countryside. In the year our charity celebrates its tenth anniversary, we've compiled a list of our top ten rural walks.

Rural walks near me

Don't forget, we have dozens of walking routes to enjoy across England and Wales. Explore a walking route near you or find your local canal and follow your nose.

Here are some of our favourite rural walks.

Yorkshire canal walks

Canal walks in the Midlands

Canal walks in Wales

Buckinghamshire canal walk

Canal walks in Cheshire

Two women eat lunch next to the canal

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Last Edited: 26 March 2024

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