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.
The natural environment of our canals and rivers makes them very special places to visit. Our environment team works tirelessly to make sure they stay that way.
Our waterways provide an incredibly important natural corridor. Bringing the countryside into the heart of our busiest cities and linking fragmented wildlife communities together, our canals, rivers and reservoirs are some of the most bio-diverse spaces in the country. 30% of them have been officially recognised for their special environmental value.
Show the Love!
Reflecting our commitment to care for the environment, we’re proud to support the #showthelove campaign. Find out what we've been doing to reduce our carbon footprint
We all know we can spot a duck or a swan down by the water, but delve a little deeper and you’ll see so much more. Rich in insect and plant life, our canals support a thriving community of creatures, many of them extremely rare such as the water vole or kingfisher.
However, while nature is abundant on, in and next to our waterways it does need careful custodianship to ensure that it has the opportunity to thrive. Thankfully our environment team exist to protect the prized natural environment of our waterways. Because of their work, the next time you visit a canal or river, you’ll have the chance to spot a kingfisher or water vole, dragonfly or butterfly.
Whether they’re creating new habitats, caring for wildlife while we’re fixing up our canals, improving water quality or providing education, they are involved with all that we do.
Environment prospectus - an introduction
Introduction to how we intend to manage the natural environment of our waterways (in Wales first and then England).
Prosbectws amgylcheddol naturiol – cyflwyniad
Prosbectws amgylcheddol naturiol – cyflwyniad yn Gymraeg
Waterways and wildlife - a handbook
We’ve been working with Welsh Government and WildCRU to produce a handbook for how waterway biodiversity can be maintained and enhanced and without adverse impact on other uses.
Dyfrffyrdd a bywyd gwyllt
Dyfrffyrdd a bywyd gwyllt yn Gymraeg
Environmental asset condition assessment
Condition survey methodology and action plan development for our environmental assets.
Asesiad o gyflwr asedau amgylcheddol
Asesiad o gyflwr asedau amgylcheddol yn Gymraeg
On the blog
Planting new orchards, moving fish to safety and spotting seals is all part of the job for our environment team at the Trust. Check out their blog to find out what they've been up to lately.
Last date edited: 21 November 2017