Read the story of how the Canal & River Trust came to be
Work for us
We have vacancies across all of our waterways and in the offices, museums and attractions that support them. We're one of the UK's biggest charities and we take pride in everything we do
If you're thinking of getting in touch then please take a moment to look through these pages as we probably have the answer on our website
Planning & design
All you need to know about planning and design on our canals and rivers
Find a winter mooring
Find a cosy section of canal to hunker down in this winter
10 reasons to take up canoeing
It's a great way to get fit and explore our waterways at the same time
Share the Space
Take a look at our common sense guide to sharing the towpath
Find a place to fish
From reservoirs to club-managed canals and river stretches - find your nearest place to fish
Get your free guide
Download your free guide today and start exploring the waterway nature near you
Download your free guides
You've nine free days out guides to choose from - where will you go first?
Find a walk near you
Are you ready to ramble? Find a waterside stroll or a satisfying hike along our beautiful canals and rivers
Take a look at our upcoming events here.
Find your favourite waterway
With over 95 canals, rivers, reservoirs, docks and navigations, find out more about your favourite waterway
Something for everyone
Help us make a difference and have fun along the way. Find your perfect volunteer role today
Join our team
Could you join your local Towpath Taskforce team and help us to keep our canals looking lovely?
Desmond Family Canoe Trail
If you're aged 16-25 and would like to get involved with this exciting project, please get in touch
Could you be a volunteer lock keeper?
Find out what's involved with this popular volunteering opportunity
Why we think canals are better with Friends
Become a Friend of the Canal & River Trust today and you’ll open yourself up to new experiences and endless opportunities.
Whether you’re walking your dog, having a family day out or simply wanting a moment to yourself
Keep your kids entertained this half term
Take a look at our five free ways to keep the kids entertained over the holidays.
Become a Friend
Life's better with friends. Become a Friend of the Trust and you can help our ongoing work to protect 2,000 miles of canals and rivers
Eight signs of spring you may have never noticed
How many can you find near you?
Grindley Brook Open Weekend (3-4 March)
We're gearing up for Grindley Brook Open Weekend. Come and see how we maintain this beautiful, but busy part of the network.
A jaunt around our canals
Go Jauntly bring us four new walks around London
Student volunteering week
Student volunteering week starts this week, (19 February). Come and see how we've made working with students an integral part of what we do
Trailblazing environmental DNA project on the Huddersfield Narrow Canal
We're joining forces with Salford University on a ground-breaking project to test the quality of wildlife habitats and biodiversity of the Huddersfield Narrow Canal.
Meet Jeremy & Caroline
They love being by the water
Notices & stoppages
Where to fish
See our network
Be an Explorer