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
The Shropshire Union Canal: Emergency Appeal
Part of the Shropshire Union Canal has collapsed and is in need of urgent repair. We've started an appeal to help with the restoration of this much-loved waterway
We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.
Working with other organisations is important to us; whether that’s achieving common goals or aligning with industry standards. Here are some we work closest with.
The EA work to create better places for people and wildlife, and support sustainable development. They serve to protect and enhance the environment in England.
Natural Resources Wales
They make sure the environment and natural resources of Wales are sustainably maintained, sustainably enhanced and sustainably used, now and in the future.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
A leading body in the United Kingdom for research and monitoring in terrestrial and freshwater sciences.
National River Flow Archive
The NRFA maintains and provides access to a comprehensive database of the country’s river flows and provides information on water resources nationally.
British Hydrological Society
They aim to promote all aspects of hydrology - the scientific study and practical implications of the movement, distribution and quality of freshwater in the environment.
Institution of Civil Engineers
They award professional qualifications that are the industry standard, lead the debates around infrastructure and the built environment and provide an unmatched level of training, knowledge and thinking.
Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management
CIWEM are the only Royal Chartered professional body dedicated to the water and environment sector. They represent and support a community of thousands of members globally, dedicated to improving water and environmental management and associated social and cultural issues.
The British Dam Society
BDS is open to anyone wanting to share experience or knowledge of all aspects of dams and reservoirs. BDS exists to advance the education of the public and the profession in technical subjects relating to planning, design, construction, maintenance, operation, safety, environmental and social issues.
Last date edited: 1 June 2017