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.
In the West Midlands we now have seven welcome stations.
Many of our visitors want to know more about the nations’ canals and waterways but would like more information when they’re out and about. In order to address this, we are now establishing welcome stations at key locations, manned by volunteers who have an interest in canals.
Situated on the Coventry Canal at Lock 1, Atherstone Top Lock, Atherstone CV9 2BD. A team of volunteer lock keepers are also based here along with a towpath taskforce team.
Situated on the Trent & Mersey canal at Fradley Junction, Alrewas, Staffordshire DE13 7DN. A team of volunteer lock keepers are also based here along with a team of towpath taskforce and conservation volunteers. See our places to visit guide.
Located at Lock 43, Hatton flight on the Grand Union Canal near Warwick, CV35 7JL
Situated between the Coventry and Oxford Canals at Sutton Stop, Hawkesbury Junction CV9 6DF, close to the Greyhound Inn Public House stands the old Sutton Stop toll house. The Hawkesbury Towpath Taskforce volunteers also meet here.
Located on board the ‘William James’ information boat at Bancroft Basin, Stratford-Upon-Avon, CV37 6YY
Located at the Canal & River Trust office near to Lock 1 at Farmer’s bridge lock flight on the Birmingham & Fazeley canal, B1 2AN
Located at the Canal & River Trust office adjacent to Top Barge Lock on the Staffordshire & Worcestershire canal, DY13 9EN
We are actively looking for greeter volunteers to engage visitors into these locations. Check out our volunteering page if you are interested.
Last date edited: 26 September 2016