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
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.
26 October 2015
If you're going to see Spectre this month then look out for the Regent's Canal. Cassie Clarke, our filming and campaigns executive tells us how the historic waterway made its way into the latest Bond movie.
Posted by: The guest blog
22 July 2015
It was a glorious summer day at Pickett's Lock when I arrived for what had been advertised as ‘The Old Git’s Barbeque’. Alfie Saggs, the lock keeper, was celebrating his 86th birthday.
6 July 2015
Hear from John Highmore, our Volunteer Development Coordinator in the South East and what's been achieved with volunteers tackling the graffiti along the Oxford Canal.
1 July 2015
More from the students as they journey from Stratford East London to Stratford-upon-Avon, rehearsing Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream.'
29 June 2015
Hear from the students on day one of their life-changing journey from Stratford 2 Stratford.
10 June 2015
The idea of a change of career is nothing new I know, but database analyst to canal towpath fundraiser is quite a big change, especially when it is via a 4,500 mile bike ride around the coast of Britain. This is how it happened.
20 May 2015
Ben Seal, canoeing development officer at British Canoeing tells us why everyone should be taking to the water over Go Canoeing Week...
19 May 2015
Rosie Tharp, our Strategic Cycle Routes project coordinator talks about our Share the Space Campaign.
Our guest bloggers all have a passion for our waterways, whether they are volunteers, staff or the experts we work with.