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.
Stretching from north Worcestershire down to the commercial port of Sharpness and over to Swansea and the magnificent rural Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal, our waterways are arguably the most diverse across England and Wales.
Along our flowing waters you'll come across:
49 wildlife conservation sites271 listed buildings5 scheduled monuments2 historic battlefields1 world heritage site
All of which make our waterways a haven for millions of visitors every year.
See all our local waterways pages for more about the River Severn, Gloucester & Sharpness Canal, Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal, Swansea Canal, Worcester & Birmingham Canal and Droitwich Canals. And why not take a look at our major project to unlock River Severn for people & wildlife.
Dimensions notice: please note that the recommended canal depths are currently under review and for more accurate advice, please contact our local office on 03030 40 40 40.
Watch the webcast
For the first time ever, we've held a live webcast of our Annual Public Meeting - you can watch it again here (please note: there is a minor loss of sound in the presentation videos but these will be available on this website soon)
What's the plan?
Find out how we're using our canals and rivers to benefit local communities
Events near you
From tall ships to short stories - find out what's going in our region
You don't have to get your hands dirty to be a hands on volunteer
An adoption with Saul
See what happened when Gloucester College students adopted a stretch of canal at Saul Junction
Take time out
From city docks to woodland walks, we've plenty of places to visit
Information for craft entering the Sharpness & Gloucester Canal from the River Severn
4 May 2018 to 7 May 2018
Come along for a weekend of fun at the St Richard's Canal Festival.
South Wales & Severn Partnership Meeting
24 April 2018, 9:30am to 12:30pm
Sharpness Dock Offices