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British Waterways

British Waterways cares for 2,200 miles of the country's canals and rivers. Part of its remit is to manage the waterways in an environmentally sensitive way, and protect biodiversity. British Waterways encourages the public to visit the waterways, and holds an annual Wildlife Survey, details of which can be found at

Geographic coverage:

This is a national society. The contact listed covers the Oxford and Grand Union Canals.

Key contacts:

South East Waterways, 510-524 Elder House, Elder Gate, Milton Keynes MK9 1BW Tel: 01908 302500

See also: Wilts and Berks Canal Trust


For organisations that have a geographical coverage that stretches beyond Oxfordshire, the most accessible contact for Oxfordshire activities is listed. M - These groups run a membership subscription scheme, but will very often provide initial advice free of charge NL - Newsletter This Directory may not provide the total coverage of the activities of the groups listed. It concentrates on environmental and nature conservation activities. Disclaimer: Neither ONCF nor the Northmoor Trust can accept liability for any losses due to the inaccuracy of any information in this Directory.