Take a trip to the country’s busiest lock flight, which also happens to be the location of an engineering rival
Marvel at Rennie’s magnificent creation – one of the longest continuous flight of locks in the country
Take a trip to see this historic flight of 22 locks designed by one of the canal age’s great engineers
Seek out a sleeping giant, historic meeting place and the longest flight in the UK on the Worcester & Birmingham Canal
This attractive flight of locks, as painted by Turner, take the Grand Union Canal down to the Thames
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.
Explore the stories behind these charming but simple homes built for the lock keepers, toll collectors and lengthsmen who maintained our waterways
Join us as we share a pot of tea with Derek Keller, a retired carpenter who has collected a wealth of waterway tales over his years working on our canals
Delve into the stories behind historic watering holes built for leggers, horsemen, dockers, boaters and navvies