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.
What to do if you want to expand your business or make changes to an existing lease or other agreement
If you want to expand your boating business by, for example, increasing the number of holiday hire boats you operate or branching out into a new trip boat operation, please read the relevant information in Starting or expanding a boating business and following the Application Process. You should also follow this same process if you would like to move existing hire or passenger boats from one location to another. You can also use the ‘new business’ section to check up on what the current regulations for your existing business are if you think you may be a bit out of date. Your local Business Boating Manager will be able to help you with any enquiries you may have. Their details and the areas they cover are in the Business Boating Team contacts section.
If you lease premises or moorings directly from the Canal & River Trust and you want to alter, extend or renew your agreement, please contact the relevant Business Boating Surveyor. Their details and the areas they cover are in the contact us section.
Boatyards, hire bases and commercial moorings don’t come up all that often, but if you’re looking for something in a particular area, let us know and we’ll tell you about any opportunities we know of.
There are many organisations and associations that can help you with your business. They provide guidance on best practice and provide a good way of getting to know other people who run similar businesses. Details of some of the most popular can be found in our Boating business useful links section.
For anything else, please contact us.
Last date edited: 16 October 2015