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're busy providing young people with exciting opportunities across England and Wales.
Providing opportunities for engagement and increasing understanding of the waterways is critical to inspiring a new generation of enthusiasts who will ensure their long-term sustainability.
A varied programme of youth engagement projects has been delivered in the past under our Waterways Action Squad brand. These include: a north west based youth volunteering project for 16-25 year olds, a 6-month employability, volunteering and personal development programme for 16-19 year olds not in education, employment or training (NEET) and the creation of a youth activity centre at the National Waterways Museum.
The youth engagement advisory group understands more fully the wider context of engaging young people, so that we can plan and deliver effective, innovative programmes.
The group also helps with issues of significance relating to engaging young people, especially those that may be innovative or controversial.
Young facilitator in East of England and development officer for Young People's Skills.
Danny has worked at executive director level on regeneration, planning, transport, environment and community development in English public service for the past decade in the East Midlands, South Yorkshire, Norfolk and presently, the North West. He is currently the Chair of the East Midlands Waterway Partnership.
Jamie is head of Sustainability at the National Union of Students.
Operations director and deputy chief executive at the National Youth Agency (NYA).
Liam is currently head of Policy and Public Affairs for The Scout Association, a movement of over 450,000 young people and 100,000 adult volunteers, supporting the organisation to increase its impact and profile in changing the lives of young people. Before this Liam was President of the National Union of Students in Scotland and UK wide.
Barry has worked in the youth sector for 17 years and was appointed to the position of Director of Strategy & Policy for Ambition in October 2015. He has worked at Ambition supporting members since 2004, evolving the membership services within this time to increase strategic support, whilst increasing the income the Membership team secure.
Development & Engagement Manager.
National Youth Engagement Manager
Upcoming meetings and past minutes
Last date edited: 8 February 2018