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Canal & River Trust

In an increasingly fast-paced and crowded world, the Canal & River Trust’s historic canals and rivers provide a local haven for people and nature. We’re the new charity entrusted with the care of 2,000 miles of waterways in England and Wales.


The canals and rivers that we look after offer an authentic, unfenced, ‘no turnstiles’ opportunity to interact with history, wildlife and nature first-hand. On top of maintaining 2,000 miles of canals and rivers, which are often over 200 years old, we are responsible for an enormous network of bridges, embankments, towpaths, aqueducts, docks and reservoirs alongside everything else that makes up our wonderful waterways.


From improving towpaths for cyclists and walkers, encouraging biodiversity by installing bat boxes and insect piles to maintaining our locks, bridges and aqueducts, we are constantly working to make our canals and rivers the best they can be.


The Llangollen Canal threads its way through the meres and mosses area providing an ideal route for people and wildlife. Projects are planned to improve facilities for visitors and support biodiversity. A new disabled landing platform and towpath have been installed to provide improved access in to Whixall Moss.
 

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The Meres and Mosses area is the second largest natural network of ponds and wetlands in England (the Lake District is the largest)



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