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.
The Property Development team at the Canal & River Trust play an important role in contributing to the funding of the waterway network, through improving and releasing the capital value of properties with development potential.
By taking an active role, the Property Development team champions sympathetic yet contemporary waterside development, involving both residential and commercial schemes. We generate income to help maintain the historic waterways, enhance local environments and reinvigorate the canal and river network.
Today we are involved in nearly £12 billion of waterside regeneration projects nationwide, reinvesting the profits from these schemes to help fund the waterways for future generations.
See the video below which demonstrates how the restoration of our waterways can bring extra value and enrich the local communities who use them:
The Canal & River Trust is a major land owner with a unique portfolio of land and property throughout the UK, worth over £500 million. We undertake land assembly and prepare otherwise redundant property within our portfolio for development by progressing it through the planning process.
Each development presents an original environment in which we facilitate the growth of a thriving waterside community, through carefully planning the appropriate mix of residential, commercial, leisure and mixed-use developments, specifically tailored to the requirements of the location.
The Property Development team generate significant non-financial outputs which are in line with the Trust’s wider corporate objectives. These outputs include:
Last date edited: 28 November 2017