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.
While the Canal & River Trust’s waterways attract over 12 million visits each year, our waterways can be used for much more than recreation.
Our extensive waterway network provides a number of opportunities for many businesses to benefit from the range of utilities services we can provide.
We already support British businesses by providing competitively priced raw water to many sectors ranging from individual cattle troughs to large volumes of water for power generation
An exciting new solution is to use canal water for heating and cooling. Water source heat pumps can be used to heat and cool residential or industrial in both new and existing sites. Successful projects on our network include data centres, hotels and universities.
If you are interested in using our canal water for any of these purposes then please email us at email@example.com
We are looking for opportunities to install hydro schemes on our assets where it is appropriate to do so, to harness power from the water within our network.
We are currently working with a number of Hydro developers for which we received an income via a commercial agreement. This income can be invested into our canals and Rivers for many years to come. In addition as part of the scheme we gain a much valued fish pass which assists migratory fish and eels.
For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org
We recognise the value of using our network for drainage facilities and are keen to work with landowners in a mutually beneficial manner.
Find out more about surface water drainage in our leaflet, or contact get in touch with us at email@example.com or call 01926 626158 for more information.
Canal & River Trust landholdings are already utilised by many third parties who are aware of the benefits from siting their services under our towpath and canals. We offer a valuable service to many parties who wish to run new apparatus through our land and may offer a cost effective alternative.
Last date edited: 21 December 2015