We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.
Take a closer look at our canals and rivers and discover new ways to enjoy them
15 August 2017
We're celebrating national afternoon tea week - yes that's a thing - with a spread, jam-packed with our favourite places for tea and cakes along our 2,000 miles of waterways.
14 August 2017
Whenever a canal is drained of its water during our maintenance work or an unplanned emergency, as the charity that cares for everything to do with the nation's canals and rivers, we’ve a responsibility to make sure the resident fish are safe and well. But how do you do that?
17 July 2017
Yes, it’s that time again... Six long weeks of bored children hanging round the house. So, we’ve had a quick whip round our waterways to find you the best free ideas for fun days out around our canals for the whole family this summer.
30 June 2017
We're proud to be hosting a series of free paddle boarding events across England’s canals this summer, to get people out enjoying the water and to highlight the problem of plastic pollution.
22 June 2017
Engineering is a vital part of what we do at the Trust. We couldn’t keep our 2,000 mile network of canals and rivers in good working order without our skilled team of engineers. On International Women in Engineering Day, we speak to two of our female engineers.
9 June 2017
We've got some great ideas for Father's Day - from quality family time somewhere special to celebrating with a bang. We've even got suggestions for what to buy the pickiest of Dads.
7 June 2017
With over 120 perfect places to pick from along our canals and rivers, your picnic plans will be anything but hampered this National Picnic Week.
12 June 2017
Enjoy all the fun of a canal festival this summer. There's plenty to choose from.
5 June 2017
Time travel along the towpath - discover the awesome Georgian engineering that is the Caen Hill Lock Flight. Then leave history behind and step off the grassy path into the future - our new wood that will grow and mature over the coming years.
19 May 2017
Go Canoeing Week is all about getting people out on the water. Here at the Trust we know that our canals and river are amazing places to get fit, try something new and have some fun.