We are a charity, and we are entrusted to care for 2,000 miles of waterways in England and Wales.
We all live in an increasingly fast-paced and crowded world. Our historic waterways are the antidote to this. They provide an unfenced, ‘no turnstiles’ opportunity to interact with history and nature next to soothing water.
Many people don’t realise that our waterways are only here thanks to the efforts of thousands of volunteers and the generous donations given by the public.
Canal & River Explorers is the education arm of the Canal & River Trust. We aim to inspire the next generation of waterway enthusiasts, thus ensuring our waterways are protected in the future.We work with schools and groups, offering free educational visits to canals and rivers across the UK.
We teach children about the nature along our waterways and that canals and rivers can be a haven for wildlife even in urban areas. We also teach children about the history of our canals and rivers,bringing the stories of our waterways to life. We always teach children to be SAFE around water and Stay Away From the Edge.