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.
Fans of Pokémon - we have some great news for you. We're devising routes with Pokéstops along our canals, who knows what you might catch, Dratini, Psyduck or Lapras.
With help from our Pokémon trainers here at the Trust we are logging pokéstops and gyms on a map of our canal network. We currently have two PokéTrails set-up in Milton Keynes and seven in London. Keep an eye on the page as we will be adding more. Our maps will allow you to zoom in and out for more detail. Get out and explore and catch pokémon and visit pokéstops whilst enjoying some beautiful surroundings.
Good luck Trainer!
Please share your catches with us on social media using #PokeTrail
Trails in London
We have seven trails for you to follow along the Regent's Canal
Trails in South East
We have two trails for you to follow in the South East
Pokémon go is encouraging people to get outside and discover new places whilst also catching Pokémon.
Whilst out on the canal’s hunting for a squirtle or lapras you still need to remember to stay SAFE - stay away from the edge.
The range at which you can get pokemon is bigger than your average canal so you can reach pokemon on both sides of the towpath without having to walk by the waters edge.
Go with a friend
Not only is it more fun going with a friend so you can show off your catches and work as a team on gyms, but it also means you can look out for each other and make sure you both stay safe.
Keep an eye on where you are going
Keep an eye out on the towpath ahead to make sure you don’t trip over or bump into someone else coming the other way, you may even spot some swans or a kingfisher.
Last date edited: 6 September 2017