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
Why we think canals are better with Friends
Become a Friend of the Canal & River Trust today and you’ll open yourself up to new experiences and endless opportunities.
We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.
Did you know that we look after 2,000 miles of canals and rivers, plus several reservoirs - and you can fish nearly all of them? Here's where to find out what you need, when and where you can go fishing...
1. Do you have your rod licence?
2. Do you know where you'd like to fish?
3. Do you have a permit to fish where you'd like to fish? You'll either need to contact a local angling club for your permit or contact us for a waterways wonderers permit
4. Do you have enough tea and sandwiches to keep you going while you fish? (Unlike the above, not something you must have before you go fishing - but definitely recommended!)
Use our fishery list search to find the clubs that manage each stretch of waterway
Which of our stunning commercial fisheries is nearest you?
Take a wander
Not every mile is managed by clubs - we look after 100s of miles with our waterways wanderers scheme
A peg full of fish
Not sure where to fish? Take a look at some of our anglers' favourite pegs
New to fishing?
Let's help you get up and netting in no time
Ready, steady, fish!
Have you got everything you need to fish legally on our waters?
If you run an angling club and want to rent our waters - here's how
Could you run a fishery?
Kiveton Waters, on the Chesterfield Canal, is on the hunt for new managers
Last date edited: 29 January 2018