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
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
12 February 2021
From life in the army, to an army of followers on his blog and social media. From walking to get fit again, to walking all over the world with his now world-famous dog, Malc. A walk and talk with Paul Steele, known as the ‘Bald Hiker’, reveals an incredible journey.
Posted by: Waterfront
1 February 2021
Hundreds of people have already pledged their support for our Plastics Challenge, all doing their bit to help us preserve our precious rivers and canals. But now more than ever, we urgently need to keep up the fight.
On a narrow strip of land between the River Severn and the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal, lie the wrecks of more than 80 barges, trows and schooners. These decaying vessels form part of the largest ship graveyard in mainland Britain, commonly known as Purton Hulks.
We're gearing up for our annual recruitment drive for volunteer lock keepers. And if you’re looking for an opportunity to get outdoors, get fit and stay active, you could be the ideal candidate.
The coronavirus pandemic has had a huge impact on the lives of young people, with schools disrupted, exams delayed and job opportunities for school leavers at an all-time low. Here at the Canal & River Trust we’re more committed than ever to helping young people achieve their goals and realise their potential.
18 January 2021
Spotting a seal isn’t one of the first things you might expect to do on your local river. But if you live close to the Tees, it’s a day out to look forward to. Waterfront spoke to senior ecologist, Jonny Hart-Woods, to find out why seals are now so easy to spot from the Tees Barrage.
After an 18-month hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, Britain’s biggest inland waterways festival is making a welcome return in a new format.
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