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.
One of the three key roles of our national fisheries and angling team is to look after the wellbeing of our fish stocks.
The job is wide ranging. From fish recues during winter works to consulting on fish passes, our team make sure our waterways have healthy fish stocks not just for us humans, but for the abundant wildlife within this beautiful natural environment.
This video, courtesy of David Murdoch of Luton Angling Club, shows you how specialists in fish movement and rescue, MEM, remove fish from the Grand Union Canal. Ready to carefully move them to their new home.
How do you safely remove fish from their watery home? And what happens next?
A fish recue on Countryfile
Read about what happened when the BBC came to one of our fish recues
Fishing in the dark
Fish recues happen in some pretty difficult conditions
Pass on by
Fish passes are being added to rivers - here's an update to the one at Tees Barrage
Together with the EA, we're building a library of articles about diseases that affect fish
The role plants play
Writer and broadcaster, Dr Mark Everard, explains why canal vegetation is a vital natural resource
Last date edited: 22 March 2018