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.
Have you ever wondered how they keep the famous Bingley Staircase Locks in good repair; or what wildlife lives along the Leeds & Liverpool Canal? To find out, look out for the new trail plaques and signs along the towpath.
We want to share with you unique views and stories of Bingley Five Rise one of the 'Seven Wonders of the Waterways’.
Look at our aerial photographs and video footage which capture a rare record of two special events in the life of the Five Rise Locks and Leeds & Liverpool Canal.
Hear from people who live and worked along the canal between Saltaire and Bingley to find out why it is important to them.
Hear Will Hodgson - speaking in 1978
There are so many things to see along the towpath between Bingley and Saltaire. Discover what has changed over the years and what life was like on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal.
You can access the trail in a few ways: by scanning a QR code with your smartphone
by tapping an NFC tag with a NFC enabled smartphone
by scanning the QR code through our free Bingley App
You can still discover why the locks are important, and what life was like on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal, look out for the interpretation panels at the Five Rise & Three Rise Locks. Pick up one of our leaflets from the Five Rise Café or download it here.
If you don’t have any of the features above you can even load a web browser and type in the url under the QR code e.g. www.canalrivertrust.org.uk/bingley/1
If you are on an alternative platform, search for “QR reader” within the application shop for your device.
QR (Quick Recognition) codes are simply bar codes that you can scan with a reader.
NFC (Near Field Communication) tags are little microchips that you can tap to access with your compatible smartphone.
Both of these methods provide quick and easy access to specific content on our mobile optimised website.
You can even use the QR codes within our Bingley iOS App, which means that you don’t need a mobile signal to see and hear all the great videos, images and audio. It’s ideal if you are in a low signal area or visiting from abroad, find out about the Bingley App.
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Last date edited: 6 September 2017