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.
Go Canoeing Week is all about getting people out on the water. Here at the Trust we know that our canals and river are amazing places to get fit, try something new and have some fun.
The support we get from the public keeps our waterways alive, so National Canoeing Week is the perfect excuse to come and see how you’re helping to make a positive change to your local canals and rivers.
There's loads of stuff happening across the country all week. You can find out exactly what's going on near you at the Go Canoeing website.
It doesn’t matter why you want to do it – getting in a canoe and exploring new places is fun!
With a network of over 2000 miles of canals and rivers, there’s plenty to see! And with special canoe trails across the country, the calm shallow water on your local canal is the perfect place to learn too.
From the bustling, busy streets you can be onto a calm, cool canal towpath in no time at all. There’s another world to explore, right on your doorstep. So this Go Canoeing Week take a bit of time to take a fresh look at what’s happening on your local waterway.
Whether you’re a beginner, or a seasoned pro – from safe, clean stretches of canal to our specialist canoe slalom course up at the Tees Barrage – there’s something for everyone.
There are so many ways to take the plunge this Go Canoeing Week, so pack a picnic, grab your paddle and get the whole family involved.
Read more about canoeing on our canals and rivers
What's happening near you?
Look at our Local to You pages to find all the latest in your local area, including news, events, stories and details of how you can get involved with our work
Last date edited: 19 May 2017