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.
Reflecting our commitment to care for the environment, we’re proud to support the #showthelove campaign.This February people across the country will make, wear and share green hearts to Show The Love for the places, people and life we want to protect from climate change.
The industrial age, with its furnaces and factories belching noxious fumes, fuelled canalmania in the late 18th Century. Ironically, it’s now the nature, peace and tranquility of our canals and rivers that that attracts millions of visitors every year.
We're encouraging people to take get involved and support the cause by wearing green hearts and showing their love for their local waterway. If you're a boater - simply make your green heart and display it somewhere prominent such as in your window. Then just moor up in the spot you want protected from climate change. If you can, take a snap and post it on social media with the hashtag #showthelove. More information about the campaign is found here at #showthelove campaign.
Find out more below about how we're working to reduce our carbon footprint and protect the environment.
This year the Climate Coaltion are asking us to notice change in our local environment. Hear more from our senior ecologist
Learn more about our energy reduction work, and our aspirations for clean & renewable energy.
Greener cleaner boating
Come and learn more about the small steps live aboard boaters can make for a greener life.
Showing the love for Pocklington Canal
Our ecologist in the North East explains how she shows the love for Pocklington Canal
Using the power of the sun to boost dragonflies
Ecologist Laura Mullholland explains how we use funds generated by solar power to boost dragonfly populations at Caen Hill flight
Last date edited: 2 February 2018