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.
This is where you can find information about boating services along our canals and rivers.
If you own a boating business which you would like to add to our directory, please go to our listings page or login/register with My Trust.
Northwich Drydock Company comprises a large Drydock, covered paint shed, moorings and all the usual boatyard services.
Canal Mail provides boaters with a residential mailing address.
Roving canal trader serving fresh homemade filled Staffordshire Oatcakes out the Side hatch I have an awning built onto the Side of the Boat to help keep customers dry I have a 5" Food and Hygiene rating you can find me through the Facebook group Oatcake Boat Que Sara Sara
Refitting Canalboats, complete restoration creating a modern, spacious and easy to use boat, perfect for modern day living.
Alfred Le Roy is a classic British wide beam canal boat.
CHRISTMAS CANAL FAIR - Saturday 2nd December & Sunday 3rd December 2017
We have the second largest collection of working wooden canl boats. Rather than simply restoring and preserving them we are finding new uses for these wonderfull old boats, putting them to work on behalf of the local community and at the same time providing opportunities for people to learn new skills.
Midland mallard are a Narrowboat holiday company based at Bosworth Marina on the Ashby canal in the heart of rural Warwickshire. People can hire a luxury 6 berth canal boat to cruise the tranquil Ashby canal or hit the main canal network at Marston or Hawksbury junction. Facilities on board include...
Nuthatch Canal Boat Hire Near Bath
Selling ceramics on the waterways.