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.
We have joined over 700 organisations to share our support for the #iwill campaign. The campaign was launched in November 2013 by HRH The Prince of Wales and the UK’s three main political parties, and is coordinated by the charity Step Up To Serve.
Take a look at what we got up to for last years #iwillweek in the video below.
Currently 4 in 10 young people participate in meaningful social action BUT 10-20 year olds from less affluent communities are significantly less likely to take part. Research indicates that when asked, around two thirds of young people have an appetite to be involved.
Through our youth engagement framework, we are playing our part in making youth social action a part of life for more 10-20 year-olds around the UK. We believe it's important to encourage young people to take practical action in the service of others to create positive change. Youth social action creates a double benefit, strengthening communities AND developing young people’s wellbeing.
We are dedicated to generating more opportunities for participation and improving the quality of social action. We believe social action should be youth-led, challenging, have social impact, allow progression to other opportunities, be embedded in a young person’s life and enable reflection on the double benefit of participation
Redbridge High School, Fazakerley. Young people have been getting stuck into their social action project, cleaning the area of litter and clearing the vegetation.
Hope school and college, Wigan, carrying out their social action group and pledging their support to the #iwill campaign
Social action project in action as Everton in the Community NCS Group fix a fence on the Leeds/Liverpool canal.
Thanks to all our young people who have taken part in social action since January and we pledge to continue to grow our opportunities for you! #iwill #iwillweek2017
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Last date edited: 24 November 2017