Waterways of Great Britain

The Rivers & Canals of England, Scotland and Wales

 

Aylesbury Arm CanalPeaceful, beautiful and full of life - Britains waterways are a wonderful place to visit or live. Amongst some of Britains most beautiful and tranquil hidden countryside flow rivers and canals that are guaranteed to take you away from it all.

 

Rivers and streams or burns and brooks, whatever you call them our waterways are packed with wildlife. Waterways and their basins are vital places to UK wildlife. From the more common mallard ducks, coots and moorhens and majestic swans to the stunning kingfisher and the rarely seen otters. Butterflies, damsel-flies and dragonflies dot the towpaths and river banks. The water itself provides the perfect environment for fish, animals and plants, such as our native Crayfish.

 

English river waterfallThe UK's canals remind us of our rich industrial heritage. And now are a place where we can experience or live a more leisurely pace of life. If you're not on board a colourful narrowboat there is plenty of scope for activity on the canals as well as wildlife spotting. The generally flat and well kept towpaths are perfect for a walk or invigorating cycle ride.

 

I hope you will enjoy my waterways pages. They provide information, articles, news, an interactive rivers and canals map, products and more. Whether you are thinking of a walk, cycle, holiday, live-a-board boat, or already live on the waterways, there is something for everyone.

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