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…the page that you want.

There are, literally, many hundreds of pages on this website.  So how to do you find the page or information that you want?


First, try the search facility (click the magnifying glass top right of this page) or use the dedicated search page.  This site search covers nearly, but not quite, everything on the site.  It won’t find internal information about the Association (over 120 pages) nor information for waterway restoration groups (over 120 pages).  You need to register separately for the Volunteer Hub to access  this area.  The Restoration Hub is a sub-site and has its own directory and separate search facility.  You can get back to the home main page of the main site at any time by clicking the IWA logo in the top left-hand corner of any other page (apart from pdfs).

You can browse the full array of pages covering (a) each individual waterway – over 220 pages, (b) national news and features – over 160 pages, (c) activities on the waterways – over 100 pages, (d) forthcoming events, (e) IWA’s 34 branches and (f) current campaigns.  You can also find many of these on the Map of UK Waterways – as you zoom in on your chosen area, more waterways, events and activities will reveal themselves.

Then there are sections covering boating and a range of other waterways activities.

Within each IWA branch’s area, there are separate pages covering its latest news, activities and events for that branch along with access to a library of over 1,300 local magazines, newsletters and other documents.

In addition, there are separately branded sections for Fund Britain’s Waterways and Waterway Recovery Group,   Each of these sections has its own network of pages devoted to our the multi-organisation campaign to improve funding for navigation authorities and WRG’s waterway restoration activities respectively.  IWA’s subsidiary, Essex Waterways Ltd, now has its own separate website –

You can buy books, maps and guides and other gifts by mail order at IWA’s shop and there are pages covering other ways to support the Association’s activities and volunteer your services.

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