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.
Have you ever wondered how there is enough water in the canals? And what happens to the water every time a boat passes through a lock?
Managing our water Blog
We have a top team of committed experts and enthusiasts, who help to manage the water in our waterways for both people and nature. Follow this blog to find out more about the varied work they do.
Annual Lockage Report
Want to know which locks are the busiest? In January this year we published our annual lockage data for 2016. See it here, it’s interesting!
This is the best place to find out the latest information about Canal & River Trust’s reservoir holdings. We’ll let you know how the glorious British weather affects reservoir levels and how this may impact our canals and rivers.
As a charity, volunteers are critical to our work. We have a wide variety of office and towpath opportunities within different teams. Why not get involved?
2017 Water Resources Update
Read our annual update to our Water Resources Strategy 2015-2020.
Where does the water come from?
Here you can find out where all the water comes from at some of your favourite locations around the canals.
Millions of people visit the canals every year, and water is the lifeblood of the canals and rivers. Without a reliable water supply and careful management of water levels, the canals and rivers simply couldn’t provide the wonderful amenity and environment we all enjoy.
But canals aren't only for boating, the rich wildlife and diverse ecology that thrives on the waterways relies on water too. It’s a complex and continuous task to ensure we have enough water, at the right time and in the right place.
Welcome to the world of water management.
Contact us: Water.Information@canalrivertrust.org.uk
Last date edited: 29 November 2017