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
We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.
You can book and manage some of your favourite passages directly online.
If you’re preparing for any kind of a trip on a boat you can make sure your journey goes without a hitch by booking some of your favourite passages online.
Book in advance
Book moorings and passage online, in advance. You can also update your contact details, tell us you've sold your boat or buy a licence for a new boat.
Before you decide, follow the links below to find out more including what you can expect, important safety considerations and other useful information including the maximum dimensions of the passage and where and when you need to be on the day of your passage.
Other information that you might find useful in planning your trip include boaters guides, interactive maps and stoppage information.
Once you have decided which passage you wish to book, simply log in (or register) to the online licensing portal then go to the Bookings section. If you don't have access to the internet don't worry, you can still call us on 0303 040 4040 or call into your local waterway office and we will happily book your passage for you.
To return to these respective attractions or places to visit, click below:
Last date edited: 10 April 2017