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.
Join us at Hidden Depths Canal Cruises for a trip down the canal, and celebrate your special day with family and friends in a unique and memorable way. Our trips are based in the King's Cross, Camden and Islington areas, which provide scenic routes of the Regent's Canal and offer the opportunity to cruise through the 200 year old, mile-long Islington tunnel, one of the longest in Britain! You can also experience the ingenuity of canal locks which date back to the Industrial Revolution and make it possible for water to travel uphill!
If your party is an intimate group of 12 or less, Lapwing would be the vessel for you; it's just £110 per hour (minimum 2hr booking period), and food, alcohol/drinks and music cab brought on board.
If, however, your group is larger and consists of up to 42 persons, then it would be our bigger boat, Freda - a Lapwing lookalike but longer! The cost is £210 per hour (based upon 42 people, only £5 per person), and again, you can bring along food, alcohol/drinks and music.
We also have themed trips for Hallowe'en and Christmas and the boats are elaborately decorated for both occasions!
Should we get the odd shower, worry not, both boats have covers which can be attached at a moment's notice.
Booking in advance highly recommended by email or phone:
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By arrangement the boat can be moored opposite our usual pick up point where there is a wheelchair accessible ramp. The boat has a step up and 3 steps down to access the boat.