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Britain’s rivers & canals

Every year more than ten million of us visit Britain’s waterways to fish, cycle or walk the towpath, observe wildlife or boat along the UK’s canals and navigable rivers.


Canal & River Map

UK canal and river map of navigable waterways, including those under restoration.

Canoeists paddle under the Lune Aqueduct

Discover The Waterways

Find out about the larger canals and rivers near you – and all around the UK.

Adult walking dog by canal with lock gate

Using The Waterways

Relaxing on or near the water is always time well spent, whether you boat, walk, cycle or fish.

Restoring The Waterways

We have a long history of leading and supporting waterway restoration campaigns.

See the waterways