Help us improve access to canals and rivers for walkers

Canal towpath

The new Canal and River Trust has contacted us to ask us to nominate a representative to their new National User Forum.

The Forum aims to keep key national bodies like the Ramblers updated on strategic areas of interest and enable key groups to feedback to the Trust on issues important to them.

This is an important time for the future of the waterways in England and Wales and we think the creation of the new Forum offers an excellent opportunity to improve access to waterways for the public.

If you have an interest in and knowledge of waterways issues, and would consider taking on this role on behalf of the Ramblers, please contact Kate Conto, Ramblers Senior Policy Officer at or on 0207 339 8570.

Forum meetings will be held twice a year. Ramblers staff will of course offer support and guidance to anyone keen to volunteer and expenses will be covered.