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 enjoy our canals in the safest possible way
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
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?
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
Read the latest blogs from the team at the Canal & River Trust.
5 July 2018
The 1981 world championships were held in Luddington on the Warwickshire Avon. It was the second of only three occasions that England has hosted the world angling championships and Harry Lodge was at the heart of the action.
Posted by: The fisheries & angling team
2 July 2018
Angling match results brought to you by Steve Cope.
Posted by: Angling match results
29 June 2018
Hopefully you're managing to make the most of this glorious spell of weather with some time out on the cut. While taking a short respite from the baking sunshine why not have a read of the latest edition - you'll find an update on the Middlewich Branch repairs, more on environmentally friendly boating and our strategy for boating in London along with the latest news, events and stoppages.
Posted by: The boaters' update
28 June 2018
Sadly Dave Massey passed away back in May. We now take a brief look back at some of Dave’s fishing achievements.
27 June 2018
A whistle stop tour of what clean air policies could mean for boaters in the future.
Posted by: The boating team
25 June 2018
20 June 2018
A blog looking at how boaters can help prevent the waterways from being polluted by oil, and what to do if you see what appears to be an oil or fuel spill.
18 June 2018