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Waterways Directory

Our Waterways Directory is a comprehensive and detailed directory of all the canals and navigable rivers in mainland Britain. This includes waterways that were once navigable and are either under restoration or derelict.

Waterways Directory

There were once 6500 miles of canals and navigable rivers in mainland Britain. Today 4700 are navigable, with 2700 of those miles forming the connected waterways system of England and Wales.

You can find information about all the navigation authorities, and more facts and figures about the waterways, by signing up to receive a copy of our Waterway Directory by email.

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