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.
We operate the only passenger boats on the southern Grand Union Canal which are both wide-beam and purpose-built to provide access and comfort for people with mobility or other difficulties.
Our mission is to enable people who are disadvantaged to experience the canals in a safe and supportive environment. Special low rates are available for such groups.
We have two boats taking groups of up to 12 people and one accommodating up to 35 people. All have comprehensively equipped kitchens for self-catering use.
We provide crew, but welcome help from passengers keen to help with lock operations.
For more information including prices, please visit our website. You can also find us on Facebook
Waterways Experiences is a registered charity operated by 100% volunteers. If you'd like to get involved, please sign up via the website.
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Our boat base and boats are all designed to cater for people with physical disabilities. Boats have wheelchair lifts to the cabin and ample space to manoevre once on board. Sturdy ramps are used for easy access onto the boats.