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.
Find out who's who in the Manchester & Pennine Partnership.
Visiting Professor in the department of civic design at University of Liverpool, board member of Atlantic Gateway Partnership, trustee of the Land Trust and former chief executive officer at Mersey Basin Campaign.
Director of Cirkadia, and environmental consultant with a PhD in water quality/management. Member of Environment Agency Regional Flood and Coastal Committee, member of CIWEM. Tayo has over nine years experience as non-exec director within public sector.
Former chief executive and director in the civil service, local government and academia. Since leaving Salford University where Keith was pro vice chancellor, he has undertaken a range of non-executive roles with Regenda (social housing), Groundwork (environment) and Salford College (educational).
Former Service Manager, Strategic Planning, Regeneration and Transportation, Oldham Council. Trustee and Member of the Council of Management of Huddersfield Canal Society.
Assistant Director Planning at Salford City Council. Trustee on the Healthy Waterways Trust.
Julian teaches architectural history and conservation at the University of Salford's School of Built Environment. Previously inspector of Historic Buildings and Areas with English Heritage and prior to that he was director of the Scottish Centre for Conservation Studies, Edinburgh college of Art School of Architecture.
Kate has 15 years experience in communications and marketing in both the public and private sector. In her job with the Environment Agency, Kate is involved in managing a diverse range of reputational risks and issues, being prepared for major incidents, as well as leading a multi-discipline corporation communications function.
Former director of environment, health and safety for the Amey Group. Previously chair of environmental partnership of the City of Birmingham where he was elected as regional West Midlands "Green Leader" Keith has a first degree in engineering and a masters degree in environmental management.
Operator of hire boats, moorings and full service boatyard on Manchester and Pennine's canals. Elected member of the Trust council representing boating businesses.
Former Managing Director Business Consultancy Trustee Citizens Advice Bureau, Trustee & Chair Cuerdon Valley Park (operations board), Sustrans Ranger and Lancashire Countryside Ranger.
Partnerships Director, The Peel Group. Chair North West Regional Forestry Framework, Director Manchester Ship Canal Developments Ltd. Trustee of Groundwork West Lancashire, Cheshire and Merseyside and Community Forest Trust. Director Manchester Ship Canal Developments Ltd.
Waterway Manager for the Manchester Pennine & Potteries Waterway and interim waterway manager for North Wales & Borders. Has worked for the Trust and the British Waterways before that since 2000, and as waterway manager since 2009 leading multi-disciplined teams in the promotion, engagement and maintenance of the waterways. A Chartered Civil Engineer who joined British Waterways regional project management, formerly involved in projects for the highways programme.
Last date edited: 8 February 2018