Upcoming Events & Meetings


Featured events

Work Party Banbury

25 September 2018

Banbury, Oxfordshire.

Work Party Burslem Arm

25 September 2018

ST6 3LY

Work Party Horseways Channel

26 September 2018

PE16 6XQ

Talk - IWA Chiltern Branch

26 September 2018

Little Chalfont Village Hall, Cokes Lane, Little Chalfont, Bucks HP8 4UD


Why restore the canals?

Britain's network of canals and inland waterways are a huge linear national park - a leisure park, a vital wildlife sanctuary, an important industrial heritage site and an environment-friendly transport system all rolled into one. 

Despite this there are still over 2500 miles of derelict waterways and that's where we need your help!

Volunteer with WRG and help restore the waterways

WRG attracts a wide range of people, from young volunteers taking part in the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme; to waterway enthusiasts who wish to make a contribution to restoring and preserving the system; to people who just want to get outdoors and dirty, have fun and learn new skills.

WRG offers people a unique volunteering experience with the chance to learn traditional skills such as bricklaying and stonework, through to more modern techniques such as piling, concreting, or even how to operate machinery such as excavator or dumpers.  Volunteers attending our activities must be aged over 18, but apart from that age doesn't matter, nor does previous experience.

Find out how to get involved with WRG activities here

Latest waterway news

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EA's Proposed Registration Fee Increases

EA's Proposed Registration Fee Increases

We have responded to the Environment Agency's consultation on proposed navigation charge ...

100 Boats Cruise to St Neots for IWA Festival of Water

100 Boats Cruise to St Neots for IWA Festival of Water

Thousands of people flocked to Regatta Meadow in St Neots over the August Bank Holiday weekend ...

IWA Campaign Cruise on the Old Bedford River

IWA Campaign Cruise on the Old Bedford River

A campaign cruise led by IWA took place on the 19th and 20th August, in the lead up to IWA&rsquo ...

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