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.
Anyone and everyone can leave a gift in their will. Kay Jay Hindes-Hardy is just one of the people who has chosen to support our work by leaving a gift in his will.
My connection with the waterways started when I was tiny. My grandfather was a skipper on a four-mast ship beginning of the 20th century and from as far back as I can remember we had boats in the family, in fact I don’t know a time when we did not have one
The decision to include a legacy gift to the Canal & River Trust in my will is down to my love of boats, rivers, canals, fishing, the sea and everything in between. The 2,000 miles that the Canal & River Trust looks after are just one part of the UK’s immense beauty – they help areas and communities so much.
It’s hard to choose, but one of my favourite stretches has to be the River Ouse from Kings Lynn to the Bedford Canal. Supporting the Canal & River Trust is important to me to ensure these beautiful places are looked after and protected well into the future.
Leave your legacy on the canals
If our canals and rivers hold a special place in your heart then consider including a gift in your will.
Last date edited: 7 September 2017