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.
All events organisers will need a risk assessment, so that we can ensure events are safe, well managed and that any potential disruption to other users is minimised.
If you are unfamiliar with risk assessments we have provided a blank risk assessment template, a completed example and guidance notes. For larger events (500+) and those considered high risk a more detailed safety plan with emergency procedures will be required.
Event organisers have a legal responsibility to ensure the health, safety and welfare of all those involved in the planned event and those attending.
You may be thinking 'but I am a small walking group,' or 'there are only three of us doing the event.' Fair comments, but please read the comment above again, it does make sense, it doesn’t take long and if you plan to repeat the event all you need do is review your existing risk assessment. The good news is the information that we have provided you with will make it even easier.
Download a blank risk assessment template
Includes hazards, persons at risk, measures and action dates.
Download a completed example
This sheet is designed to help you identify some of the potential hazards associated with waterway events and control measures.
Download the guidance notes
What is a risk assessment? Why carry them out? Identifying the hazards and assessing the risk.
Last date edited: 10 August 2015