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.
Fancy having a go at fishing but not sure where to start? Our handy videos talk you through the basics, from setting up your equipment to bringing in your first fish.
Fishing is fun! But there's a lot of equipment involved, not to mention skills and techniques. Take a look at our simple guides to get to grips with the basics of learning to fish.
Setting up the rig
The benefits of fishing with a short pole or a whip
Plumbing the depth
The best way of working out the depth of the canal
Bait, hooks and maggots
Using groundbait, wriggly maggots and the right-sized hooks
Cast off and catch your fish
The fun begins! Cast off, identify a bite and bring in your fish
Learn how to safely unhook your fish
Types of fish
Find out what types of fish you can catch in our canals and rivers
Want to learn more?
Why not take a look at our videos on improving your canal fishing
Last date edited: 27 June 2017