Our Waterways Directory is a comprehensive and detailed directory of all the canals and navigable rivers in mainland Britain. This includes waterways that were once navigable and are either under restoration or derelict.
There were once 7,000 miles of canals and navigable rivers in mainland Britain. Today 5,000 are navigable, with 500 miles under active restoration.
You can find information about all the navigation authorities, and more facts and figures about the waterways, by signing up to receive a copy of our Waterway Directory by email.