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
Stoppages and notices
We're continually carrying out work to improve our canals and rivers. Find out if we're working along your route before you set off on a boat trip
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
The Shropshire Union Canal: Emergency Appeal
Part of the Shropshire Union Canal has collapsed and is in need of urgent repair. We've started an appeal to help with the restoration of this much-loved waterway
We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.
Related articles about walking on our canals and rivers.
Take a walk at the Dudley Canal Open Day
Dr Helen Rawling from Discovering Britain suggests three walks that will help you get even more from our Open Day
Take a winter canal walk
Our canals and rivers are glorious places to walk in the winter and we have 2,000 miles of pedestrian-friendly towpaths for you to explore
12 February 2018
Life in our capital city can be hectic, but did you know that just a few steps from the busy streets you can find the calm world of our canals? We've teamed up with Go Jauntly to bring you four peaceful walks that will refresh your mind and body.
20 September 2017
Sometimes we just need to get away from it all and escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Thanks to our work to keep the canals and rivers open for everyone we’ve got hundreds of special places where you can escape the crowds and clear your mind.
24 April 2017
Walk to School Week is right around the corner, from 15-19 May. Here at the Trust we’ve got the perfect way to help your kids cut out the traffic and get to school safe, sound and with a spring in their step.
Last date edited: 29 January 2018