The canals and rivers that we look after offer you an authentic, unfenced, ‘no turnstiles’ opportunity to interact with history, wildlife and nature first-hand. It’s a very big job looking after them.
On top of maintaining 2,000 miles of canals and rivers, which are often over 200 years old, we are responsible for an enormous network of bridges, embankments, towpaths, aqueducts, docks and reservoirs alongside everything else that makes up our wonderful waterways. This takes a huge amount of effort behind the scenes.
From improving towpaths for cyclists and walkers, encouraging biodiversity by installing bat boxes and insect piles to maintaining our locks, bridges and aqueducts, we are constantly working to make our canals and rivers the best they can be, but we can’t do it without your support.
How to get involved
We would love many more people to become involved with the valuable work of the Trust. There are loads of opportunities across England and Wales on our volunteering pages.
There are also ways to help out financially. From supporting an appeal, to taking part in sponsored events, to becoming a Friend, please look at our fundraising pages and discover more about the different ways you can support the Trust.
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