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
We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.
Read the latest blogs from the team at the Canal & River Trust.
23 November 2017
The person with the best claim to be the author of the first English language book on fishing is Dame Juliana Berners.
Posted by: The fisheries & angling team
20 November 2017
Our Heritage Manager, Nigel Crowe, talks about how canals were built by moving earth efficiently.
Posted by: Heritage team
Working outdoors and exploring water pressure in the canal environment was just the job for a Stourport school when they visited the locks at the beginning of November.
Posted by: The Education Team
Angling match results brought to you by Steve Cope.
Posted by: Angling match results
17 November 2017
'Pump out or cassette' is one of the perennial debates amongst boaters, with most of us having strong feelings in one direction or other. Whatever we use - pump-out, cassette or composting - we all need to dispose of our toilet waste responsibly and without harm to the environment.
Posted by: The boating team
You'll find an article about the ongoing boat licensing consultation, a feature on boating on rivers, a bundle of other news, this weekend’s stoppages, and ways in which you can get involved and more in the latest edition.
Posted by: The boaters' update
16 November 2017
Here is the latest blog from our welfare officer Sean Willams about how important it is to talk about mental health, and how get help if you need it.
15 November 2017
We recently heard the news that one of the big players in the north west angling coaching world has sadly passed away. With the help of Barry Hargreaves and National Angling Advisory Group member, Tony Campbell, we pay tribute to a man who, among other achievements, has played a key role in of angling participation on north west canals as part of our Let’s Fish campaign.