Read the story of how the Canal & River Trust came to be
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.
View our continuous cruising monitoring process and all accompanying documents.
All boats are required to move every 14 days (or sooner if notices require) unless they are at their home mooring. Early in 2015 we introduced a new process to monitor the movement of boats without a home mooring. To help you we’ve gathered together on this page some information about how we monitor boat movements, why we have to do it, and what it might mean for you.
When our team record boat sightings they now record which kilometre of each waterway the boat is on. You can see the locations of all our kilometre lengths by checking our bespoke map.
If you’d like to see the various letters we send out to boaters, you can find the templates below:
* Please note these templates may be subject to minor changes to reflect individual circumstances.
If you've received one of the above letters and want some advice on what to do next please read our letter FAQ's and/or speak to our team.
Last date edited: 22 February 2018