Making life better by water
Find out how our expert teams work together to make life better by water
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 your favourite waterway
With over 95 canals, rivers, reservoirs, docks and navigations, find out more about your favourite waterway
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.
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
A list of news and recent updates from our Arts projects
See below for our most recent Arts on the Waterway newsletter, for a list of our previous newsletters, visit Past projects
Hundreds of people gathered in Droitwich this bank holiday weekend to witness the culmination of a historic canal boat journey by artist Katy Beinart.
People throughout Enfield are being encouraged to help shape a new arts project that aims to bring creative and cultural projects to the River Lee.
A major new arts programme, inspired by the region’s canals and rivers, will launch in Worcester this month, ahead of a summer of events and installations.
Unique arts event on Friday 2 February as part of National Storytelling Week. Free public open weekend planned for 3 and 4 February
New handmade lock gates being installed at the first lock on the Aire & Calder Navigation at Leeds Dock
The Poetry Society and the Canal & River Trust are delighted to announce the appointment of Britain’s new Canal Laureate 2018, Nancy Campbell.
Last date edited: 6 April 2018