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The Canal & River Trust - wellbeing by water in person or virtually

Updated: Nov 10, 2021

The Canal & River Trust

We're the charity who look after and bring to life 2,000 miles of waterways across England and Wales, because we believe that life is better by water.

Visiting your local canal or river

Our research shows that spending time by water, whether on your lunchbreak, daily commute or a weekend stroll, really can make you feel happier and healthier.

Read more about how to improve your wellbeing by water

Find your nearest waterway

Enjoying our waterways from home

If getting to one of our canals or rivers isn’t an option for you right now, you can still enjoy the benefits from home. We’ve put together a collection of films, pictures and stories to help you make a virtual visit from the comfort of your living room.

Volunteering in your community

You can also get involved in our work through volunteering. It might help you meet new people and make a difference to others in your local area.

There are a wide range of roles, from seasonal work as a lock keeper, to smaller tasks that you can do from home.


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