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.
24 March 2016
A few days ago my colleagues launched a website survey giving the public an opportunity to provide us with feedback on the new site compared to the previous one and also to make any suggested improvements.
Posted by: The fisheries & angling team
17 March 2016
The guest blog comes courtesy of Dave Stott, founder of Hooked for Heroes.
15 March 2016
It seems ages ago now that I posted my first Trust Facebook post, although it’s not actually much more than four months ago. I would be being economical with the truth if I said that I had volunteered or had wanted to embrace Facebook and Twitter. I am at heart an old fashioned fisheries scientist and have had to be dragged kicking and screaming into the modern world of social media.
2 March 2016
'No taxation without representation,' demanded American colonists in the 1750s and 1760s. It was the British government’s refusal to acknowledge that principle which in part contributed to the start of the American War of Independence back in 1775.
22 February 2016
A curious colleague put this question to me the other day. It got me thinking, which at my age is never a bad thing.
18 February 2016
This blog comes courtesy of writer and broadcaster Dr Mark Everard, who explains why vegetation in canals should be thought of as a vital natural resource.
15 February 2016
In 2014 it was the Shropshire/Cheshire combination of Simon Mottram and Simon Preece. In 2015 it was two Lancashire lads, Kevin Clark and Dave Edgeley who took the crown. Will it be you in 2016?
8 February 2016
I spent Christmas in Shropshire. It rained pretty much non-stop, which is nothing new. A dry Christmas in Shropshire is as rare as an English burbot. Those especially hardy residents of Whixall Moss reckon you need webbed feet to survive a typical winter around there.
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.