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.
Deciding where to carry out an apprenticeship can be a daunting task. Once you’ve decided which field you want to work in, you then need to make a few decisions about the type of company you want to work for.
Working for a charity can bring you many benefits and we’ve listed just a few of them here.
Charities want to help you be the ‘best you’. There are plenty of progression opportunities and you’ll benefit from excellent employee support and training
Charities have strong values. Charities aren’t guided by profit. They are guided by a set of principles, which form the core of an organisation's being and inspire everything it does
You can work for a charity whose work means something to you. You’ll get the opportunity to make a difference to the world as well as gain an apprenticeship
There’s more flexibility. Charities can offer employees a more mindful and flexible work environment. They care about their employees and you’ll never be just a number
Apprenticeship opportunities within the charity sector are growing. There are more and more organisations offering the scheme and you now have a huge range of placements available up and down the country
The experience you gain in the charity can be applied universally. The skills you’ll learn from working for a charity can be taken anywhere. It’s the perfect way to start your career
Find the right programme for you
All of our apprenticeship programmes are advertised online. Find your perfect role today
Last date edited: 4 March 2018