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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.
In order to build your scheme you will require planning permission from the Local Planning Authority (LPA). We recommend in the Feasibility - Planning section of this website that you have early pre application discussions with the LPA to understand their requirements and relevant policies. This should enable you to address these in your submitted application.
As a statutory consultee, we will be asked by the LPA to comment on your application.
We would therefore ask that you and your planning advisers liaise closely with us as you prepare your planning application.
We would also request that we see the final application before it is submitted to the LPA so we can ensure as much as possible that there is nothing in it that may cause us any concerns.
You will need to judge carefully the timing of both your application to us and your planning application to avoid delays (and wasted costs in the event that either application is unsuccessful). Refer to Our Application Process on this website for more information.
Last date edited: 30 November 2015