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.
We are proud to be making one of our most beautiful canals even better for wildlife and people as part of this three-year project, funded through the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Thanks to the players of the National Lottery, we are working to enhance the nationally important wildlife habitats that are found along the Pocklington Canal. We will be working with local volunteers who will be trained up to restore the Grade Two Listed Church Bridge, one of the best examples of a humpback bridge in the country. A brand new interpretative trail will help tell visitors the fascinating history of the canal, while encouraging people to get involved in its care.
We will be celebrating the Pocklington Canal’s 200th anniversary in 2018, with a full programme of events and activities to help local people understand and appreciate the built, natural and social heritage of the canal.
We are proud to be working in partnership with the Pocklington Canal Amenity Society, Natural England and the East and North Yorkshire Waterways Partnership. To make sure this project leaves a lasting legacy, we have a full time project officer working to coordinate the various activities taking place.
If you fancy coming along to an event, or have some time to spare and are interesting in volunteering, then email the project officer on firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the mailing list. You’ll get the events programmes and the project newsletter, as well as links to the various volunteering roles.
Newsletter 1 - November 2016
Newsletter 2 - March 2017
Newsletter 3 - June 2017
Newsletter 4 - September 2017
Newsletter 5 - December 2017
Newsletter 6 - February 2018
Click here to read the regular project updates through the project blog. These blog posts are written by Lizzie, our project officer.
Last date edited: 1 February 2018