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Canal and River Trust Asking for Views on Towpath Use


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Apsley, Grand Union Canal - photo: Canal and River Trust

The Canal and River Trust are currently consulting on how towpaths are shared to make visiting waterways more enjoyable for everyone. Their aim is to improve people’s experience of using towpaths in England and Wales by gaining a more detailed understanding of the ways towpaths are used – whether by boaters, walkers, joggers, cyclists or anglers - and to attract more visitors to regularly use and enjoy the waterways.

They are inviting people to share their views through an online survey, on anything from signage and behaviour to suggestions for access and surface improvements.


The National Towpath Use Policy will set out their approach to managing safer sharing of towpaths including what they will do and what visitors can do. For example, it will balance the needs of people with the need to conserve and protect heritage and the environment; also how to encourage visitors to better understand the range of towpath activities, be considerate of others and make a difference to these shared spaces.

To find out more about their proposals and give your feedback please visit and make sure canal anglers have a voice in this process.

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