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.
Boasting everything from powerful tidal rivers to sleepy wildlife-rich canals, this area offers unique opportunities to waterside communities, businesses and visitors.
Waterways play a vital part in day-to-day life for many in the East Midlands, attracting on average 30 million visits each year.
Along with our partnership, we believe this waterway has the potential to make an important contribution to the economy and quality of life of those who visit.
From the Coalfield Canals, across Greater Nottingham, Trent & Belvoir and all the way to Lincolnshire and the Fens, read our plans, what's coming up, our most recent successes and how you can get involved.
Find out how your community group can get a little more support from us this Spring
Planning an event
If you're holding an event on our waterways go to our event planning pages for more details
Green Flag - we need your views
We know that lots of visitors enjoy the Chesterfield Canal every year. Please take our short survey to help shape how we manage the canal in the future.
There are no upcoming meetings.
30 March 2018, 10am to 2 April 2018, 5pm
South of Haywood Lock
This Easter head along to Great Haywood Easter Floating Market.
14 April 2018, 10am to 15 April 2018, 4pm
Head along to Sawley Marina Spring Market this April.
21 April 2018, 10am to 4pm
Free 'learn to fish' sessions from the Canal & River Trust. Our Level 2 professional angling coaches will show you the ropes - or at least the rods, baits and nets. It's a fun family day by the water.
19 May 2018, 10am to 4pm
2 June 2018 to 3 June 2018
Head along to this years Leicester Riverside Festival.
Local people are being encouraged to roll up their sleeves and help improve the Grantham Canal.
A paddleboarding yoga group has answered our call to help keep Nottinghamshire’s waterways clear of rubbish.
People in Nottingham are being invited to see their local canals in a whole new light at a special event taking place as part of the city’s Light Night celebrations.
People in the East Midlands are being invited to put forward ideas for small projects that will make a big difference on their local waterways. We will help to make some of the best suggestions a reality.
Members of the public and community groups are being given the opportunity to run a popular fishery on the Chesterfield Canal.