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.
Information about our numerous accreditation and award programmes that we are in partnership with.
We offer a number of accreditation and awards, and will shortly be expanding in the range that we provide.
The John Muir Award is an environmental award scheme. It supports people to connect with, enjoy and care for the natural environment with a focus on wild places.
It was launched in 1997 by the John Muir Trust, which was formed in 1983 to safeguard and conserve wild places in the United Kingdom. The John Muir Trust’s vision is of a world where wild places are protected, enhanced and valued by and for everyone.
Here at the Trust we're developing a national framework to deliver the John Muir Award, at all levels, to a number of youth groups which we are working with. Find out more about the award here
We are a licensed Volunteering Approved Activity Provider for the DofE, which means we are licensed by The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, to provide volunteering opportunities for participants nationally. More information about the Duke of Edinburgh Award can be found here
Please be aware that for DofE we have registered to take young people from 16 years and over. We do not generally encourage under 16’s to volunteer with us directly unless this is through a recognised youth group/partnership or through an authorised Trust led youth project (manned by checked and trained professionals).
ASDAN is a pioneering curriculum development organisation and awarding body, offering programmes and qualifications that explicitly grow skills for learning, skills for employment and skills for life. We are in the process of becoming a ASDAN centre so we can offer this accreditation nationally. For more information visit ASDAN
For more information on our accreditations and awards, and to find out how you can get involved, please contact Sonia Blackett our Youth Development Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 07464 493922
Last date edited: 14 June 2017