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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
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.
Read the latest blogs from the team at the Canal & River Trust.
15 February 2018
Spring is in the air and many water fowl are feeling amorous. As a boater, you need to be aware of the love lives of your local birds, or else you could find your boating plans thwarted by a nest where you don’t want one. If you don't want to get stuck with a duck, read on!
Posted by: The boating team
12 February 2018
Angling match results brought to you by Steve Cope.
Posted by: Angling match results
9 February 2018
In this edition you'll find out what jobs you need to be doing to keep your boat in tip top condition and which lock was the busiest in 2017 along with the usual round-up of news, stoppages, events and ways to get involved.
Posted by: The boaters' update
8 February 2018
Arthur Bryant was a native of Buckingham. According to a report from the Bradford Telegraph, the Maggot King of Thornton devised a cure for Tuberculosis (TB). But what is the conntection between TB and maggots?
Posted by: Angling history
7 February 2018
Hello and welcome to the first edition of our new-look monthly newsletter! With Christmas and New Year now a distant memory the waterway is a hive of activity, with our volunteer lock keeper recruitment in full swing and a full programme of Towpath Taskforce events coming up in February.
Posted by: London volunteering team
Although he had been in post as the new National Angling Advisory Group (NAAG) chair since March 2017, it was several months before we managed to catch up with Ian Trayer and find out what makes the famous professor tick. This is Ian’s story.
Posted by: The fisheries & angling team
5 February 2018
3 February 2018
Have you noticed our subtle name change this month? From now on, your usual monthly e-newsletter will be known as the London Waterway Bulletin, to reflect all the interesting stories and news we bring you from across our London Waterway region, from boating and visiting to arts, community, volunteering and much more. Read on for this month’s news!
Posted by: London Boating Bulletin