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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.
6 October 2017
Welcome to the latest edition. Believe it or not you'll find mentions of vodka, elephants, monologues and the Oscars of the Waterways! Oh and the latest boating news and this weekend's events and stoppages... Enjoy!
Posted by: The boaters' update
22 September 2017
Welcome to the latest edition where you'll find more of your views on the top things you'd like to see all boaters doing. There’s also a review of the things we had to unexpectedly fix in August, the usual news round-up, this weekend’s stoppages, and ways in which you can get involved.
8 September 2017
Welcome to the first September edition of Boaters' Update. Below you'll find a report on the things you'd like to see all boaters doing, an update on the licensing consultation, the latest boating news, events and much more besides!
25 August 2017
Welcome to the last August edition of Boaters' Update. There's a lot to get through before you head off into the long weekend - I hope you enjoy it. Oh, and if you can, please spare a minute to give us your thoughts and advice where indicated... Thanks!
11 August 2017
Welcome to the latest edition. There's lots of news, views and events to read about before heading out for a weekend of boating. This includes information about accessible boating, an update on the boat licence consultation and a look back at the things we had to unexpectedly fix in July (among others!)
28 July 2017
Welcome to the last edition of July. Below you'll find a summary of our positive Annual Report and how you can help conserve water when out boating. Of course, there's also the usual mix of events, stoppages and other boating news!
14 July 2017
Welcome to the latest edition. In this latest one, you'll find important water safety advice, an update on the licensing consultation, great news about the Montgomery Canal and much more besides.
30 June 2017
Welcome to the last edition of the first half of 2017. In this one you'll find your frequently asked questions (and answers!), what went wrong in May and exciting news of the transformation of waterways in East London and lots more besides.
Think of this blog as your one-stop shop for up-to-date boating news. It's packed full of useful information about boating on canals and rivers as well important safety announcements and upcoming events.
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