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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
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.
Read the latest blogs from the team at the Canal & River Trust.
16 April 2018
Angling match results brought to you by Steve Cope.
Posted by: Angling match results
11 April 2018
In this blog, Kate Langley talks about Knowle Locks on the Grand Union Canal.
Posted by: Heritage team
Welcome to the spring 2018 edition of Anglers Update. A lot has happened since we started our quarterly updates back in 2014. Have we ever known a colder, wetter start to the spring? But we hope, like most years, summer will eventually arrive!
Posted by: Anglers' Update
9 April 2018
6 April 2018
One of our first events of the year took place last weekend, with a Easter Activity Challenge to mark the start of the bicentenary year and the return of the Pocklington Canal summer boat trips. Despite the grey skies, many families wrapped up warm to join us on Easter Sunday.
Posted by: Pocklington Canal
Welcome to the April news update from the London volunteering team. This month's newsletter is packed full of opportunities for you to get out in the spring sunshine and make a difference to your local waterway so please read on.
Posted by: London volunteering team
As the boating season gets underway, there’s lots going on across the London waterways whether you enjoy boating, visiting or getting stuck in! This month we have news on new mooring opportunities in Kings Cross, a community arts programme on the Lee Navigation, a community-led Canal Watch scheme, and volunteer Towpath Taskforces across the region. And remember, if you’re out in a boat, help us save water and keep the waterways flowing!
Posted by: London Waterway Bulletin
Welcome to the latest edition, where you’ll find out what’s going on at the site of the breach on the Middlewich Branch of the Shropshire Union Canal, what, as a boater, you should know about rivers in flood, and how you can encourage others to try out boating for free.
Posted by: The boaters' update