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
Summer safety by the water
As the weather is warming up we want everyone to enjoy our canals in the safest possible way
As the weather is warming up we want everyone to be able to enjoy our canals and rivers in the safest possible way
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
Read the latest blogs from the team at the Canal & River Trust.
18 June 2018
Angling match results brought to you by Steve Cope.
Posted by: Angling match results
15 June 2018
Welcome to the latest edition where you'll find a veritable feast of news, events and helpful features. And what would a Boaters' Update be if, at some point, it didn't ask for your views? So do please take five minutes to take part in the poll or send in your thoughts (why not both?!)
Posted by: The boaters' update
Hello and welcome to the June news update from the London volunteering team. You may be aware that the start of June is Volunteers' Week, so it seems like the perfect time to say a huge thank you to everyone who volunteers with the Trust to help make life better by water.
Posted by: London volunteering team
14 June 2018
This article is one of our 'long reads' - but well worth it...
Posted by: The fisheries & angling team
11 June 2018
4 June 2018
1 June 2018
Welcome to the latest edition where you'll find out why we've re-positioned ourselves as a waterways and wellbeing charity (and how boaters are at the heart of what the Trust is for). You also read how to steer clear of issues with your tiller and rudder, some advice for wide beam boaters and much, much more besides!
29 May 2018