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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
We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.
We’re on a campaign to stop people filling our ducks up with large quantities of white bread.
It’s their equivalent of junk food and so we’re urging you to feed them healthier snacks. However, we hate waste and don’t want you to start throwing your old bread in the bin. Cook up something tasty and eat it yourself!
It’s the obvious choice for using up stale bread but still one of the tastiest.
Just spread your leftover stale bread with butter or margarine. Layer it into an oven-proof dish adding your choice of dried fruit or jam between each level. You can even add mixed spice or nutmeg if you have any.
In a separate bowl mix 400ml of milk with 2 eggs and 50g of sugar and then pour over your bread. Push your bread down into the mixture to make sure it’s all covered.
Leave it to stand for half an hour and then bake it for about 40 minutes at 180 degrees until it’s golden on top.
Perfect at any time of the day, French toast is a great way to use up the odd slice of old bread.
This one doesn’t take much effort. Simply mix up an egg on a plate, put a piece of old bread in the mixture, let it soak up all of the egg and then fry it.
Perfect with maple syrup, fruit, cinnamon, sugar or even bacon.
Dry out your old bread in the oven at a very low temperature, pop it in a food blender and then put the breadcrumbs in an airtight container in the freezer.
You can use them to top macaroni cheese, for stuffing, in treacle tart and even to make ice cream!
Free duck guide
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Last date edited: 6 April 2017