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.
We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.
Our waterways are beautiful places to visit in all seasons, and winter with its snowy landscapes and frosty mornings can really be a great reason to head down to the canals for a walk. However, as the temperature drops there are some important potential hazards to be aware of.
Roll your mouse over the red circles in our image to learn about the potential dangers, some interesting facts and get advice about our canals over winter months.
To be extra careful around water over the winter months there are lots of things you can do to be better prepared for wintry conditions:
Don’t get into the water, instead:
You may feel you can help by getting into the water too, but remember that the water is freezing:
Please keep your dog on a short lead along the towpaths so they don’t run off and risk jumping into the water. If your dog does go into the water, don’t jump in after it, instead:
For more advice on keeping safe by the water this winter see the RLSS (Royal Life Saving Society UK) website.
Get your boat prepared for winter
Read more about how you can get your boat ready for the cold weather
Last date edited: 6 January 2017