The Canal & River Trust is here so you have a place to escape. A place where you can step off the pavement, onto the towpath and breathe.
We are a charity, and we are entrusted to care for 2,000 miles of waterways in England and Wales.
We all live in an increasingly fast-paced and crowded world. Our historic waterways are the antidote to this. They provide an unfenced, ‘no turnstiles’ opportunity to interact with history and nature next to soothing water.
Many people don’t realise that our waterways are only here thanks to the efforts of thousands of volunteers and the generous donations you give.