From Grade I-listed pumping stations to ultrasonic beams: managing the water in our canal network is a fascinating mixture of old infrastructure and new technology
Meet the volunteers striving to bring this historic South Wales waterway back from the brink
Continue on your tour of great British canal termini with a visit to Victoria Quays on the Sheffield & Tinsley Canal
Waterfront spends the day with angler, author and squeaky-gate appreciator Chris Yates, to talk about our very natural connection with water.
Join author Jini Reddy (Wild Times, 2016) on a gentle amble beside the River Stort, replete with herons, hillforts and friendly tea rooms
Coal tippers, hydraulic dock cranes and treadmills – explore the various ways cargo was loaded on and off working boats in the Industrial Age.
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.
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.