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
Whether you’re walking your dog, having a family day out or simply wanting a moment to yourself
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?
Long read: Nancy Campbell on poetry and canals
Find out what inspires Nancy about our canals and rivers
Enter the Living Waterway Awards
We're searching for the people and projects making our canals a better place to spend time
Find your perfect volunteering role
Meet new people, learn new skills and make a difference to your local community
Heritage transport plaque awarded to Froghall Basin on Caldon Canal
We're being presented with a coveted Transport Trust ‘Red Wheel’ plaque which will go on permanent display at Froghall Wharf, on the Caldon Canal in Staffordshire.
Meet Jeremy & Caroline
They love being by the water
Fradley event gives fascinating insight into our feathered friends
We're inviting budding bird watchers to find out more about how experts keep an eye on the nation’s bird population at a special activity taking place at Fradley Junction.
Notices & stoppages
Where to fish
See our network
Be an Explorer