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UK Canal & River Map

Our UK canal and river map shows all the navigable waterways in England, Wales and Scotland.

UK Canal & River Map

Hurleston lock flight
Spooky ghoul on board trip boat victoria
Gronwen Wharf on the Montgomery Canal
Heritage canal bridge
Boats cruising in Handsacre on the Trent & Mersey Canal
a family walking alongside a canal
A moored boat near bridge 88 near Fradley Junction on the Coventry Canal
Clayton Le Moors, Leeds & Liverpool Canal by Pauline McGill
view of a canal through a bridge
Paul Rodgers standing on a bridge over the Oxford Canal
narrowboat going over an aqueduct
volunteer on a work boat
volunteer on a work boat
volunteer on a work boat
volunteer on a work boat
volunteer on a work boat
volunteer on a work boat
volunteer on a work boat
volunteer on a work boat
volunteer on a work boat
volunteer on a work boat
volunteer on a work boat
Glasson Basin, Lancaster Canal
trailboats with bunting cruising along the canal

Navigable waterways map

4,700 miles of waterways shown on our UK canal and river map are currently navigable. Of these waterways, 2,700 miles are connected.

Our UK canal and river map includes the 1,800 miles of waterways that used to be navigable. Whilst some waterways shown on the UK canal and river map are being restored, others are derelict.

Who maintains the UK’s canals and rivers?

The UK’s canals and navigable rivers are managed by navigation authorities