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.
17 August 2016
Who would want to be born as a ruffe? For starters they don’t grow big and will be lucky to celebrate a fifth birthday before succumbing to old age.
Posted by: The fisheries & angling team
3 August 2016
In our latest guest blog, Eric Edwards recounts how this event first got off the ground.
27 July 2016
Fisheries and angling has its characters and anyone who has met him would certainly describe Ray Barber, secretary of the Todmorden Angling Society, as a major character in the north-west angling world.
20 July 2016
National Fishing Month kicks off shortly and for the first time the Trust are getting actively involved. We are all concerned about the decline in participation of young people in angling. Read on to find out what role the Trust is playing in helping reverse this decline.
7 July 2016
Angling’s continued survival as a sport relies so heavily on the commitment of its volunteers in various capacities. We met up recently with Albert Morris, who for the last half century or more has played a pivotal role in ensuring the ongoing survival of the Northern Anglers Association.
4 July 2016
There can be few people who are not aware of the exploits of Reggie and Ronnie in the 1950s and 1960s.
29 June 2016
In this light hearted look forward to Saturday’s upcoming canal pairs qualifier, local bookmaker Side Bet and the Trust’s John Ellis give us their predictions.
23 June 2016
Following on from his victory in the 2014 Canal & River Trust website readers’ poll to identify the greatest angler who first learnt to fish on a canal, it was perhaps no surprise that Leicester angler Ivan Marks also proved to be the Canal & River Trust readers’ choice for all-time angling hero.
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.