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 are very proud that our profile and reputation as a provider of high quality youth engagement activities and projects is continuing to rise.
We recognise the value and importance of collaborative working and have recently developed a number of high profile partnerships with key organisations and agencies that are enabling us to reach new audiences and engage young people in new and innovative ways.
We are currently working with a number of partners both nationally and locally to develop our youth offer and maximise the impact of this growing area of our work. Current partners include; the Scouts Association, vInspired, National Union of Students (NUS), National Citizen Service (NCS), Princes Trust, Construction Youth Trust (CYT), Stoke College, and the #Iwill campaign with Step up to Serve to name but a few.
A national NUS initiative, students are connected with organisations to complete research projects together into social, economic and environmental sustainability. Their work contributes in a tangible way, by producing a report that is useful for their partnered organisation. The Trust is now a resistered organisation.
To find out more please contact the Trust's youth development officer for the (South) Sonia Blackett, on 07464 493922 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Budding Brunels is an Open College Network London (OCNL) accredited course that gives young people from a diverse range of disadvantaged backgrounds an insight into the built environment. It consists of a 3 day STEM programme where Construction Youth and the Trust work together.
The first project delivery was in November 2015, a second project took place in July 2016. This was based around the Carpenters Lock redevelopment in Loughborough University (East London). 15 young people (16-18 years old) from six schools in the surrounding Olympic borough attended the programme. The delivery was supported by 16 Trust volunteers.
For more information on this project, contact Sonia Blackett, the Trust's youth development officer for the South on 07464 493922 or email at email@example.com
Last date edited: 30 January 2017