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.
I cycle to work, starting near Kenilworth down to Hatton. It takes me 35 minutes.
I live in a village so most of my journey I chose to cycle on very quiet backroads. This morning I saw a hare, a family of pheasants, two muntjac deer, a woodpecker, and lots of sheep and cows, and almost no cars. It’s a beautiful time of year.
When I get near to Hatton, to avoid the main road which is busy, narrow and fast, I take a detour onto the tow path and finish my journey along the canal because it is safer, and much more enjoyable.
It’s so quiet at 7.30am that coming off the road onto the towpath is like finding a secret garden.
At the time of morning I’ve never seen another person. On my way home, I see a walker or two. It’s wonderfully quiet.
It’s not the easiest ride – the gravel makes it quite slippy on the top locks, and you need to duck under a bridge and carry your bike up the steps, but I’m not in a hurry and I take it slow.
No need to rush
Find out why it's important to slow down and relax on your ride to work
Find your head space
Hatton is just one of over 120 picturesque places to visit on our canals and rivers