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Canal & River Trust

Our Location

First Floor North,,Station House, 500 Elder Gate, Milton Keynes,Buckinghamshire,MK9 1BB

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Tel: 0303 040 4040

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Our canals and rivers are home to over 35,000 boats, which come in all shapes, sizes and colours. Housing a vibrant community of live-aboard boaters, holiday makers and traders, boats are what make the Canal & River Trust's waterways so special.

Boating on our canals and rivers will transport you back to a time when there was no term for 'road rage and travelling from Birmingham to London in 12 days was considered hasty. What were once the speedy highways of the 18th century are now green corridors providing a leisurely way of travelling from town to town.

Boating allows you to appreciate the unique variety of wildlife our canals are home to while passing through 200-year-old working heritage structures. However, not everything about boating is shrouded in history. While you can enjoy the novelty of using a Victorian transport system, passing through locks and over aqueducts built at the height of the industrial revolution, you no longer have to rough it! The vast majority of todays boats come with running water, sanitation facilities and heating!

Whether youre a live-aboard boater, thinking about getting a boat of your own or just want to find out more about taking a holiday youll be able to find the information you need.

fishing , walking , cycling , days out and pubs & restaurants. The canals might have been built by humans, to serve the needs of trade and industry, but over the years they have become a haven for nature .