We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.

We have prepared a set of guidance notes on various elements that may form part of your scheme.

The applicant is responsibility for all aspects of the design, including for works on Trust property, and must submit  design information and certificates for acceptance by the Trust for works which may affect Trust property.

Please discuss any specific requirements with the Technical Manager. Further guidance can be provided on specific aspects of your project e.g. bridges, service crossings, discharges into the canal/waterway etc.

Please click on the headings below that are relevant to your proposal.

Online moorings

Boating Lifting and other crane or lifting operations

Canal & River structures


Diving Operations

Dry and wet docks



Localised (Spot) dredging


Services in the towpath or on other Trust property

Site investigations


Upgrades and improvements to existing facilities

Vehicles and plant on towpaths and other Trust property

Water discharge

Working near to BSKYB (Sky Nework Services) cables and apparatus

Useful Downloads

Last date edited: 16 July 2015