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
10 February 2017
Welcome to the latest edition. Read on to find out why visiting Crick Boat Show is a must-do for boating enthusiasts, what you want others to do when mooring up and which lock worked the hardest in 2016.
Posted by: The boaters' update
27 January 2017
Hello and welcome to the latest Boaters' Update. In this final edition of January 2017 you'll find mentions of everything from golf carts and green hearts through to otters and overtaking. Enjoy!
13 January 2017
Welcome to the inaugural edition of 2017. There's lots to read and, if you have the time, give your feedback on.
16 December 2016
So, here we are. It’s the final edition of the year and I was, before I wrote the annual round-up, sat wondering where 2016 went! But, as you’ll see, a lot has happened over the last 12 months and now I know where it went…
2 December 2016
Welcome to the latest edition. In 2016’s penultimate Boaters’ Update you’ll find the usual broad platter of news, opinion (yours) and events along with an assorted mix of mild festive cheer – and the odd request for help!
18 November 2016
Welcome to the latest edition. Before you dive in to the articles, and if you were one of the many who got in touch in response to the article on cruising past moored boats, thanks! It seems to be a hot topic and I’ve summarised what’s been said below.
4 November 2016
The latest edition contains lots of useful tips and information such as how to cruise past moored boats, boat safety and security and this weekend's stoppages, among others...
21 October 2016
Welcome to the latest edition which includes a trio of regular features; Mike Grimes', head of boating, monthly column, your frequently asked questions and an overview of the unexpected things we had to deal with in September to keep the waterways open for boating. We’re also letting boaters know about changes to boat licence fees...
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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