We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.

Become a Friend

The Canal & River Trust is building a community of Friends that help to care for and protect your waterways.

We need your help to ensure that, in our increasingly fast-paced and crowded world, your canals and rivers remain vital local havens for people and nature.

It could be the 200m stretch that you walk the dog along each morning, or that five mile towpath run you brave the cold for on a Sunday. We all have a story that connects us to the waterways.

Join us today

Our Friends get benefits

Joining as a Friend of the Trust means you’re helping us to deliver important projects across our historic waterways. 

Thousands of people already call themselves Friends of the Canal & River Trust – join them and you will receive:

  • Free entry to our attractions and museums
  • Discounts on boating and cottage holidays
  • Waterfront magazine twice a year, packed with features, illustrations and interviews to bring your waterways to life
  • A bespoke Canal & River Trust edition of 'CoolCanals' Walks book
  • Regular emails and podcasts immersing you in the world of the waterways and the wildlife that call them home
  • Exclusive Friends booklet
  • Canal & River Trust window sticker and pin badge