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 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
Winter open days
Our open days offer a different perspective of our waterways, a behind-the-scenes look at the great work we do. A free day out for all the family.
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
Wellbeing with Well-B
Discover how you can recharge when spending time by water
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?
Volunteering in partnership
Want to make a real difference to your community? You could join over 400 groups who volunteer with us every year
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
100% of your donation will be used to make life better by water
Canals are better with Friends
Becoming a Friend by making a monthly donation is one of the most effective ways to support our work
Leave a legacy
Will you leave a gift in your Will to keep the canals and rivers you care about alive?
Give in memory
Celebrate the life of a loved one by giving a gift in their memory
Give in celebration
Got a favourite place in mind? Dedicate it in celebration of a loved one today
Make a difference to the wellbeing of your community
We care for our supporters
We are caring and open and aim to put our supporters at the heart of everything we do
Use My Location
22 July 2021
Summer may be well and truly upon us, with temperatures soaring, but there's been no let up in the work taking place on and along our waterways. Read on to find out about our recent dredging works on the River Trent and River Soar, our packed summer events programme and the fantastic start that's been made by our Kickstarters.
Posted by: The East Midlands newsletter
13 May 2021
With boats returning to the water, volunteers getting back to their roles and lots of exciting new projects starting to take shape it's a time of bright beginnings on the East Midlands' waterways.
8 March 2021
With, we hope, the worst of the winter storms behind us and signs of Spring on the way there's lots to look forward to on our waterways in the East Midlands.
27 January 2021
It’s been a challenging New Year on our waterways with coronavirus restrictions limiting boating activity and reducing the amount of volunteering that can take place. With the difficult start to the year we’re keeping things positive and taking the opportunity to have a look at some of the things we’re (cautiously) looking forward to in 2021.
16 December 2020
As we come to the end of a year that will live long in the memory we want to thank all our colleagues, volunteers, supporters and partners and wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy New Year.
11 November 2020
Welcome to the first online edition of the East Midlands newsletter, a monthly roundup of what’s happening on the waterways in the region.
Find out what's happening in the East Midlands in our regular newsletter.