IWA’s Waterway Recovery Group volunteers have been back out on waterway restoration sites across the country this summer.
7,000 miles of British waterways
New research reveals a total of 7,000 miles of waterways in Great Britain.
Help us to protect the future of our waterways
Join waterways-lovers across Britain to campaign to protect and restore rivers and canals.
Canal and river walks
Find a canal or riverside walk near you.
EXPLORE YOUR WATERWAYS
Find out about the navigable canals and rivers near you – as well as waterways events, activities and groups.
WHAT IWA DOES
We are passionate about protecting and restoring Britain’s network of canals and navigable rivers for everyone to enjoy.
The inland waterways are special outdoor places – sometimes tranquil and sometimes bustling – whose unique heritage and habitats are under threat from lack of funding and inconsiderate planning.
We campaign locally and nationally for the waterways – supporting restorations, lobbying parliament, championing regeneration and raising waterways users concerns. We’re also prone to rolling up our sleeves and giving the waterways a bit of TLC.
Our members are waterways-lovers from all walks of life who want to preserve and improve the network for future generations.
Restoring the UK’s blue infrastructure – our inherited network of navigable canals and rivers – is good for people and places.
Hundreds of miles of waterways – along with their unique heritage and habitats – are currently starved of funding and rely on constant lobbying by us to safeguard their future.
Waterways affected by HS2
We’re campaigning to protect canals and rivers from the damaging effects of HS2, especially where the tranquillity of the waterways is under threat.
Together we can protect and restore the waterways; Britain's 7,000 miles of canals and navigable rivers need your help.
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