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.
15 March 2018
By guest writer by Dr Phillip Smith.
Posted by: The fisheries & angling team
10 March 2018
What you should know about the ‘stone moroko’.
8 March 2018
We get asked a lot about how to get into a career in fisheries.
6 March 2018
Who could have imagined that the coarse fishing scene of today could have changed so dramatically since my first forays into the match world back in the 1980s.
1 March 2018
by guest writer, Dr Mark Everard
7 February 2018
Although he had been in post as the new National Angling Advisory Group (NAAG) chair since March 2017, it was several months before we managed to catch up with Ian Trayer and find out what makes the famous professor tick. This is Ian’s story.
23 January 2018
Meeting officers of potential new angling club customers, especially ones we know little about, is one of the pleasures of our fisheries managers’ day job. You never quite know what to expect and inevitably pick up something new, for you never stop learning in this role.
4 January 2018
Previously, we explored the contribution recently retired East Midland partnership board member, Glyn Williams, made to angling. Here, we look at the achievements of some of the young angling talent Glyn has unearthed from the Nottinghamshire area.
The team undertake a diverse range of work including looking after the Trust's £40 million worth of fish stocks, managing agreements with over 250 different angling clubs and helping more people, especially youngsters, take up angling on the canal. Follow this blog to keep updated with the thoughts and work of the team.