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
25 July 2016
We'd like to show you the ways we have created living waterways, enriched lives and transformed places during 2015/16.
7 July 2016
Jake volunteers regularly along the Grantham Canal. His involvement with the waterways and his experience of working in a volunteer team has literally turned his life around. Read Jake’s inspirational story.
20 June 2016
The Avon Vale workboat volunteers have been helping out with maintenance and other varied tasks along the Kennet & Avon Canal since 2010. Read more about how they restored the Avon Vale, why they enjoy working on the boat whatever the weather, and whether you could join their crew.
10 June 2016
We’ve all got fond memories of our own long and lazy summers where our parents taught us some skills that have never been forgotten. It’s now time to pass these summer skills on to the next generation.
9 June 2016
If the idea of a month’s worth of saturated TV coverage and pubs stuffed with drunken know-it-alls horrifies you then check out our guide to avoiding the Euro 2016 chaos.
7 June 2016
If you’re at a loss for how to entertain your little ones this summer look no further than your nearest Canal & River Trust waterway. Bring them down to the water and get them spotting some of the features that make our canals and rivers unique.
Summer is upon us and if your little monsters are prone to complain that they’re bored after just a week take a look at our ideas to keep them entertained and out of harm’s way.
27 May 2016
Did you know that the first canal to close was the Dorset & Somerset canal in 1803? Or that the Leeds & Liverpool Canal is celebrating its 200th birthday this year?
24 May 2016
Nobody likes a motorway, and motorway service stations are even bleaker. So next time you're taking a long trip plan an alternative rest stop. Some our nicest canal and river destinations are a mere stone’s throw from the busiest motorway junctions.
Wondering what festival you should go to this year? Well, look no further...than your local canal or river. Swap your £200 weekender ticket for a party with your local community enjoying talented musicians, hearty local food, drink and the wonderful sights and sounds of our waterways.