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.
This suburban canal is dotted with reminders of its industrial history, including black-and-white footbridges and a derelict brick engine house.
We are Roving Traders travelling the inland waterways on our narrow-boat Islonian trading as Flavoursfloat.
The Dudley No. 2 Canal connects to the Dudley No. 1 Canal at one end, and, at the other, ends at Hawne Basin, near Halesowen. Beyond this, you can still trace the derelict section of the line known as the Lapal Canal. Vounteers from the Lapal Canal Trust are working hard to restore this part of the waterway to its former glory.
The Bumble Hole arm of the Dudley No. 2 Canal leads to Bumble Hole Nature Reserve. Here the once-industrial landscape has been reborn as a tranquil haven with grassland, ponds, wild flowers and birds. It is a great place for walkers and cyclists to explore, and the visitor centre is run by the local community.
Find stoppages, restrictions and other navigational advice for this waterway.
Windmill End is a peaceful nature reserve with a smoking past! It's also a great place for a family day out.
Download our free guide to Windmill End
Read more about the history of the Dudley Canals
Waterways in the West Midlands
Find out about our plans for the canals and rivers of the West Midlands