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
We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.
Arthur Daily Trips (Canal Cruises)
Arthur is a skippered passenger boat taking up to 12 passengers operating on the Grand Union Canal in Hillingdon London. We are accessible by public transport and can pick up at Uxbridge (Metropolitan Line), West Drayton or Denham train stations.
You are welcome to book us for private hire for your group, family, friends or work colleagues and we aim to cater for your needs. You can learn about the canal and how to operate locks or you may be interested in nature or history. We can cater for special occasions such as birthday parties. And you are welcome to bring your own refreshments and drinks.
Arthur is a purpose built passenger boat so is fully equipped with quiet engine, large front viewing deck, heating, picture windows, CD player, cooker, fridge, toilet, wash basin and is comfortable and elegant.
We also schedule a selection of public trips for each season and you can see more details of these on our website.
Arthur daily trips, Public Trips for Spring 2017:
Friday 17th March - History Tour
Sunday 26th March – Treat your Mum to an extra special Mothers’ day Afternoon Tea.
Sunday 2nd April – Relax on our Nature Reserve Trip.
Sunday 16th April – Treat the kids to an Easter Cruise and Treasure Hunt
This listing has been added by a third party and we take no responsibility for information given.
We do not have disabled access but are members of Age UK business directory and have sturdy hand rails by the 3 steps down into the cabin and hand rails by the loo.
Wheel chair users, who can stand a bit, have enjoyed trips on Arthur and have sat on the gunwales and swivelled their legs over. There is always a member of crew on hand to assist.