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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.
1 July 2016
Welcome to the latest edition where you'll find not one word about Europe! Instead you'll find it packed with the latest boating news, videos and stoppages... Enjoy!
Posted by: The boaters' update
17 June 2016
Here you'll find an update on the repairs to the flood damaged waterways in the Calder Valley, some rather 'unique' enquiries and calls that our customer service team have taken and news of how to get inspiration for your boating garden...
3 June 2016
In this latest edition you'll find news of award winning lock keepers, a review of Crick Boat Show and an update on the Macclesfield Canal, among others.
20 May 2016
In this edition you'll find out how, if you're older, you have the edge when in comes to nature. We also tell you how you can find your dream boat at Crick and head of boating, Mike Grimes, shares his thoughts in his monthly column among others...
6 May 2016
This latest edition of Boaters' Update gives you the answer to 'What shall I do over the late May Bank Holiday?', contains news of how you can help us keep our maps up to date and lots more besides.
22 April 2016
Welcome to the latest edition where you'll find some fascinating canal facts along with head of boating, Mike Grimes, monthly column and some handy advice on how to keep your boat secure.
8 April 2016
This latest edition contains news of how you can go boating for free, 13,000 hippos, next winter’s maintenance programme and the Small Tasks Team Volunteers among others.
25 March 2016
Welcome to the latest edition of Boaters' Update. You'll find news of a major restoration project, an article from the head of boating and you won't believe the stuff we've been pulling out of canals and rivers!
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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