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
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.
4 February 2015
Can you find north just by looking up at the night sky? Have you ever witnessed the birth of a new star?
Posted by: Waterfront
22 January 2015
Walkers, volunteers and a Buddhist on the Pocklington Canal.
20 January 2015
Bitumen, varnish and gigantic mallets: The joy of drydock by Peter
In a horror flick the bat is that fang-toothed flying rat that gets tangled in your hair while you run for your life. While they may send shivers down some spines, bats are in reality clean, gentle, intelligent creatures, as well as being absolutely fascinating to watch.
Hovels provided warmth and shelter for workmen of the waterways and after years of disrepair the Canal & River Trust is working to give these tiny buildings a new lease of life for bats and people alike, by Abigail Whyte
Discover these ancient natural wonders – in a man-made landscape
6 January 2015
BBC filmmaker and presenter Lucy Cooke grew up scooping microbial life out of the waterways with her dad. “Canals were a major feature of my youth,” she says. Interview: Emma Warren
Urban pike fishing on the Grand Union Canal, by Luke Jennings
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