Walking along our canals and rivers
Plenty of evidence suggests that simply being near to water makes people more content and relaxed, so what better place to exercise than your local canal? Our waterways offer traffic-free, level walking routes through some of our busiest towns and cities, perfect for walking for health.
Over half the UK population lives within five miles of a canal or river, so it couldn't be easier to take to the towpaths and enjoy the health benefits we've made freely available. Could you swap your daily commute for a weekly walk to work along the towpath? How about planning a lunchtime stroll to blow away the cobwebs before your afternoon of meetings?