We're the charity who look after and bring to life 2,000 miles of waterways across the UK, because we believe that life is better by water.
Across the West Midlands 520 miles of canals weave their way through richly vibrant and culturally diverse communities. Around 1.75 million people live within 1km of the waterways and just over half of Birmingham's population are within walking distance of their local canal.
Once at the heart of the industrial revolution, they remain at the core of our national waterways network and play a central role in helping people live a happier, healthier life.
Our Community Activity and Wellbeing Programme reaches out to communities enabling them to benefit from our green and blue spaces. With free events and taster sessions in fishing, performing, running, walking, cycling and paddling, there are opportunities for everyone to access regular physical activity, as well as getting involved through volunteering and caring for our environment through our plastics challenge.