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.
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.
Taking a walk by the water, whether it's a five minute stroll to stretch your legs or a longer afternoon ramble, can make you feel better about pretty much everything. At the Trust we appreciate the long-lasting benefits of fresh air and exercise, not to mention opportunities to spot wildlife and glimpse a bygone era through our canal heritage.
The team behind Go Jauntly, a free community-based walking app, agree. Here's what they told us:
"We are nature-loving city dwellers who spend much of our time deskbound and yearn to be a bit more active. We’re not really fans of the gym but love to get out, stretch our legs and explore our local areas, especially with our young families in tow. But we'd been getting frustrated by how hard it is to uncover new places to do just that – take short and long local walks, find hidden trails in familiar haunts, and discover the nature on our doorstep and beyond. So we created Go Jauntly."
"We are nature-loving city dwellers who spend much of our time deskbound and yearn to be a bit more active."
We're delighted that Go Jauntly have created these four new walks which take in the sights and sounds of our waterways in London.
A jaunt along the Hertford Union Canal
Explore this peaceful, family-friendly walk with plenty to see along the way
Limehouse Basin to Three Mills
A straightforward walk from the buzz of Limehouse Basin, past Bowlock and Three Mills to the Olympic Park
A jaunt along the Grand Union Canal
This is the perfect walk to escape the busy city streets, especially after a long day in the office
Go Jauntly have also created a Premium walk, available via their app, which takes in the lush scenery of the River Lee along with the most famous landmarks of the Olympic Park.
You can find more waterside walks in England and Wales on our walking pages.
Read more about Go Jauntly's collection of waterside walks
Download the Go Jauntly App
Find walks near you and have fun outdoors with your family and friends (only available for iOS devices)
Last date edited: 13 February 2018