Life in the slow lane

Millions of people visit canals for a chance to escape the hectic pace of modern life, which is why the Canal & River Trust is urging the public to slow down when using the towpaths

Adopt a mile – West Midlands

Painting locks, picking up litter and keeping a watchful eye on the Stourbridge Town Arm Canal: we chat to the Stourbridge Arm Canoe Club about the work they do to keep their local stretch spin and span

Adopt a mile – South East

Sprucing up locks and making bat homes out of military pillboxes on the Kennet & Avon Canal: we chat to the 1st Wargrave Guides about their work about the innovative goings on along their stretch

Adopt a mile – London

Planting wildflower meadows and finding an unexploded WWII grenade on the canal bed: we chat to Molly Gadenz of the Lower Regent’s Coalition about the unexpected stories along their adopted stretch

Adopt a mile – North West

Creating mosaics, planting seasonal bulbs and hosting a lantern festival along the Leeds & Liverpool Canal: we chat to the 4th Crosby Scouts about their work brightening up their local stretch