Waterfront spends the day with angler, author and squeaky-gate appreciator Chris Yates, to talk about our very natural connection with water.
Another chance to delve into the history of our great British canal termini with a visit to Limehouse Basin in London
Seek out the red signs that honour Britain’s most remarkable pieces of waterway heritage – from art deco stations and historic ports to engine sheds.
Kittens fishing from the pontoon, canine companions and a python under the fridge: Peter Watts explores the practicalities of live aboard pets.
Immerse yourself in fascinating oral histories from the Waterways Archive, the national archive for the canal network, exploring the lives of everybody from coal carriers, salt traders and lock keepers to chance encounters on the towpath.
There’s more to old waterway songs than meets the ear. Delve into the stories behind these towpath ditties.
From Rosie and Jim to Dirty Den: our rivers and canals have played host to a variety of TV and film characters over the years. Test your cultural knowledge with our fun quiz!
Walk across an unfurling fern at Paddington Basin, then follow a sculpture trail through the Lea Valley
Follow the Canal Art Trail and find out more about celebrated engineer James Brindley
Take a rest beside the Bude Canal and explore the solar system on the Bridgwater & Taunton