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
We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.
For more information about our past projects and highlights from recent years view our annual programme summaries.
Initiated in 2012, the Arts on the Waterways programme connects us with the contemporary arts. The programme offers time and space to artists, producers and curators to create work and attract new audiences for both the waterways and the arts. We work with a range of partnersengaging actively with local communities. Waterways are becoming the longest cultural space in the UK, flowing into areas that the arts find difficult to access. Arts on the Waterways is made possible through a strategic agreement with Arts Council England.
Take a look at our previous year's work here, in our Arts on the Waterways annual summaries.
Arts on the Waterways 2012
Arts on the Waterways 2013
Arts on the Waterways 2014
Arts on the Waterways 2015
Arts on the Waterways 2016
Last date edited: 23 March 2017