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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.
11 March 2016
Welcome to the first March edition of Boaters' Update. In it you'll find some great news about those waterways affected by the Boxing Day floods, reports from your representatives after their first Council meeting and lots more besides...
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26 February 2016
Welcome to the latest edition. If you read on you'll find exciting news about Crick Boat Show, an invite from the head of boating and more of your views on waterside Graffiti among others
12 February 2016
Welcome to the third edition of 2016. Here you'll find news of the busiest lock on the network, a boat owners' survey, the Kiln in Newark and much, much more.
29 January 2016
In this edition you can read how we, and volunteers, have started on the huge effort to repair flood damage. Head of boating, Mike Grimes, is also asking for boaters' views. Talking of which, more of you have been in touch regarding how to moor properly. You can also read, among others, a heritage advisors take on graffiti.
15 January 2016
Welcome to the first Boaters' Update of 2016. Leading with our newly launched flood appeal, this edition also focuses on your response to last year's article on mooring properly as well as Glasson Dock. Enjoy!
18 December 2015
The final edition of 2015 is jam packed with a look back over the last 12 months from Richard Parry and Mike Grimes as well as a run down of the news highlights, the Trust Council election results and much more besides!
4 December 2015
The Trust's Council elections, making your boating passion pay, how to moor your boat and how you can interrogate the boating team can all be found in this edition of Boaters' Update.
20 November 2015
In this latest edition there's some important safety advice, news on how to vote in our Council elections, Crick's 2016 headlining acts and much, much more...
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