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
We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.
With stunning scenery and plenty of fresh air, there’s no better place than your local canal or river to get you moving when you’re lacking motivation. You’ll be surprised at what you can do. From cycling to kayaking and even yoga there’s something for everyone down by the canal.
Thanks to our work to keep the canals open and accessible to everyone, there are over 2,000 miles of towpaths and water where you can take a gentle stroll or a Sunday cycle. Explore the many more ways our hidden worlds can help you get active this autumn.
Cycling for health
Find out why you should take to the towpath on two wheels
Put your best foot forward
Find a waterside walking route near you
Four paws on the towpath
The canal is a canine's best friend
Enjoy a better run
Running by water gives you even more benefits than your usual jog along the road
Find a place to get moving
If you're planning to set off along the towpath why not check out some of our favourite places to explore?
Last date edited: 2 October 2017