Canal Works

Canal Works

Whether you’re tackling them by boot or bike, the towpaths of Scotland’s 137-mile canal network offer some fantastic routes to get active, explore and enjoy the great environments and heritage of the waterways. Traffic-free, reasonably flat and with plenty to see, they offer a great way to get active no matter what your age or ability. Physical, mental health and wellbeing and isolation are huge and growing problems. Our canal officers work within waterway communities encouraging active living and well-being by getting people out onto the canal banks for fresh air and exercise, helping them meet other people, learn about their environment, acquire new skills and feel a sense of purpose. In 2016, 1,393 volunteers helped conserve their local canal  and 3,444 adults and children stepped out on guided canal walk or engaged with our canal officers through a public event or activity.

Read our canal works blog for all the latest!

For more information or to get involved please email us info@scottishwaterwaystrust.org.uk or call us on 01324 677809

Encouraging active living and well-being

793 Volunteers 66%
3763 Adults & Children 81%