Canal & River Trust

In an increasingly fast-paced and crowded world, the Canal & River Trust’s historic canals and rivers provide a local haven for people and nature. We’re the new charity entrusted with the care of 2,000 miles of waterways in England and Wales.
Why is the Canal & River Trust needed?
Just a few steps away from our everyday lives, waterways give us a much-needed space where we can escape. Next to our canals and rivers we can relax and reconnect with ourselves, our environment and the people who matter to us. Our waterway network is a national treasure and the Canal & River Trust is here to ensure that it is protected forever.

Canals in Wartime In commemoration of the efforts of the boating people, men, women and children, during the two world wars. 1914-18 & 1939-45 They worked with little respite carrying munitions, food and other essential materials, unflinchingly risking their lives to supply both the front line and the home front.

Near the Toll Office - Cambrian Wharf, Birmingham & Fazeley Canal, Birmingham, United Kingdom