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 May 2016
There is little doubt that in 1974 South Yorkshire’s River Don represented the most extreme example of man’s ruthless exploitation of his environment.
Posted by: The fisheries & angling team
13 May 2016
My name is Paul Breslin and I’ve just started work in the Trust’s Fisheries & Angling Team working alongside John Ellis, Carl Nicholls and Barbara Wilder. The patch that I’ll be covering is the 'Northern Waterways' which are: North Wales & Borders; Manchester & Pennines; North West and North East.
In this latest blog, our Education Services Coordinator, Emily Fulda and National Fisheries & Angling Manager John Ellis tell us why engaging children with our waterways will shape the future of the Trust.
6 May 2016
Most anglers at some stage in our lives have our angling heroes. Perhaps it was the person who took you fishing for the very first time or someone you read about in the angling press.
25 April 2016
This coming week sees the launch of the Chief Fire Officers Association (CFOA) second drowning prevention and water safety week. Customer safety on or near water is a serious subject, and one I thought could be quite challenging to write about.
This is the story of my first junior national championship. I was born and grew up in the village of Whixall, not far from Whitchurch on the Shropshire/Welsh border. Luckily for me, the Llangollen Canal was nearby.
15 April 2016
It’s been a while since I wrote about my efforts to get elected as the staff representative on the Trust’s National Council. 2015 certainly was a year of electoral surprises. The bookies, pollsters and even Paddy Ashdown all called the general election result wrong. It was said that Foinavon had more chance of winning the 1967 Grand National than Jeremy Corbyn had of leading the Labour Party.
8 April 2016
Our canals and rivers have a strong appeal for film-makers, television producers and art directors amongst others. The waterways are regularly used for everything from major feature films and TV dramas, to advertising shoots and documentaries. This generates both income for the Trust and increased public interest for our waterways.
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.