Making life better by water
Find out how our expert teams work together to make life better by water
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 your favourite waterway
With over 95 canals, rivers, reservoirs, docks and navigations, find out more about your favourite waterway
Stoppages and notices
We're continually carrying out work to improve our canals and rivers. Find out if we're working along your route before you set off on a boat trip
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.
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
2 June 2017
Welcome to the first edition of June where you'll find the results from the Boat Owners' Survey and a review of Crick Boat Show among the usual roundup of news, events and this weekend's canal maintenance.
Posted by: The boaters' update
19 May 2017
Welcome to the last edition for this month. With only a week to go until Crick Boat Show you'll read why we think you'll benefit from coming. Aside from that you can find out how the water resources are holding up after a dry spring and lots more besides.
5 May 2017
Welcome to the first edition of May. Lots of boating information including the latest reduction in licence evasion, a video guide to licensing your boat online, boating on a budget and much more besides!
21 April 2017
Welcome to the latest edition. If you're looking for an escape from the 24/7 election coverage then have a read of Boaters' Update, get inspired, and then head to your local canal or river!
7 April 2017
Ahead of Easter (and this weekend's predicted warm spell) this edition of Boaters' Update gives you the low down on fishing, exciting news from the Cotswold Canals Trust and much more besides. So, put your feet up have a read and then make the most of your weekend(s) with a visit to your local canal and river.
24 March 2017
Welcome to the latest edition of Boaters' Update. Among others, you'll find news and views on everything from running generators, aliens and Doris's disruption...
10 March 2017
Welcome to the latest edition of Boaters' Update. In this fortnight's update you'll find all the usual events, stoppages and news along with articles (inspired by boaters) on generators and your common questions, among others.
24 February 2017
Welcome to the latest edition where you'll find news of plans to review how we licence boats, your response to last edition's mooring article and a feature on cycling and cyclists. Of course, you'll find the usual news roundup, latest canal closures and event listings.
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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