The Key Benefits

We are bringing the Ipswich to Stowmarket Navigation back to life. Restoration is the key. The UK government have stated that “The restoration of our disused canals is proving very valuable, enabling an increasing number of people to enjoy the outdoors and get close to water". Click on each of the links below to find out more.

  • We are Restoring the Navigation and have already restored four 230 year old locks and a towpath footbridge.
  • We aim to attract more people to enjoy our ever-improving green corridor improving their Well-Being
  • We have already achieved a net gain in Biodiversity and all our future plans include substantial net gains.
  • We are conserving the Heritage of John Rennie’s first ever canal project built in 1793
  • We seek to improve Leisure Activities along the River Gipping, including Walking. Paddling. Fishing

The 12 Key Benefits - IWA waterways for Today 

The Inland Waterways Association (IWA) new report identifies 12 key benefits of river Restoration. Read the benefits here