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.
We work hard to make sure our canals offer a huge variety of experiences. From craft courses to history lessons and even dry-stone walling, there are plenty of opportunities to grow your grey matter by the water.
Looking to improve your skills as a photographer? Come along to a photography workshop by Jack Perks.
Explore the different ways you can lean something next time you're by the water.
Lend a hand and learn new skills
Many people volunteer with us so that they can learn new skills. Find out about the different opportunities at the Trust
Explore our events
From beginner's fishing sessions to our open day programme, there are plenty of events to expand your knowledge taking place this year
Take a history lesson
Explore the hidden world of canal history just waiting on your doorstep
Find out about kayak fishing
Our canals and rivers are the perfect places to learn how to catch a fish from a canoe
Top tips for waterway photography
Take a look at wildlife photographer Jack Perks's top tips for photography.
Find a place to visit
Whether you join an event or just explore our noticeboards along the canal you can learn something new every time you visit us
Last date edited: 10 October 2017