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.
Waterside Places secured planning consent for the site in 2006, and over four years transformed what was a derelict car park, into a fantastic new destination featuring a contemporary selection of apartments, hotel, commercial spaces and a revitalised waterside.
The first of the area’s now award-winning residential developments, the eye-catching copper-clad Waterman’s Place, was completed early 2009 and all apartments sold by the end of 2012. The much admired cylindrical Candle House was completed in 2010. Each of the residential buildings has its own communal terrace garden, offering stunning views across the city, the glistening waterfront and the Yorkshire Dales beyond.
Connectivity was key to the regeneration process, and as part of the development a new walkway was created, the Waterman’s Bridge, which provides another route from the Wharf to the city centre. In 2014, the construction of a keenly anticipated walkway will directly link Granary Wharf to Leeds train station has commenced and will be completed in 2016.
The commercial units at Granary Wharf combine the heritage of the area with a modern offering, with the original railway arches now home to a thriving community of independent bars and cafes which complement the contemporary hotel DoubleTree by Hilton, which sits between the two residential blocks and offers the stunning 13th Floor SkyLounge bar.
Visit the Granary Wharf website www.granarywharf.co.uk for more details.
Last date edited: 17 January 2017