More canals are awarded Green Flag status
More than 300 miles of Canal & River Trust waterways have been awarded Green Flag status.
The Erewash Canal, Grand Union Canal at Hanwell, River Lee at Stonebridge Lock in Tottenham and 41 miles of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal in Yorkshire have for the first time, joined the Kennet & Avon, Macclesfield and Peak Forest canals which have retained the quality mark.
“We know that attractive, well-maintained canals are valued by local people and visitors as well as boaters, with research showing that regular visits can make us happier and healthier,” said Julie Sharman, Trust chief operating officer.
And she said that the awards recognises that the canals and their towpaths have the highest possible environmental standards, are well maintained and play an important role in the local community.
Green Flags are awarded to the highest quality parks and green spaces in 18 countries worldwide.
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