The Canal and River Trust is a newly formed charity that has replaced British Waterways to look after 2,000 miles of canals and rivers in England and Wales, for everyone to enjoy now and in the future.
We look after a 200 year old network that is part of the nation’s heritage and we are committed to transforming lives through creating living waterways, making the beauty of the natural and historic environment relevant and accessible to millions of people.
Our waterways belong to all of us. We want to encourage more people to discover, cherish and become actively involved with our canals and rivers and ensure they make a difference to the communities they pass through.
We have numerous projects which aim to:
- Connect wildlife sites and habitats across England and Wales, creating valuable green corridors, allowing animals to move freely
- Preserve a haven for all to enjoy
- Care for over 2,700 listed structures, 50 scheduled monuments and 5 UNESCO world heritage sites.