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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.
A mother daughter team are hoping to encourage others to ‘live more adventurously’ after taking on a fantastic rafting journey along one of our most interesting waterways.
Addi Man and her nine year old daughter Athina embarked on this epic journey along the scenic Lancaster Canal over six days in August 2017, camping along the way.
Setting off from Preston and and finishing just 2km before Kendal, their voyage encompassed all that Addi and Athina love in life; sports, nature and adventure. The Pirates of the Canal built an eco-friendly vessel from old office chairs, water pipes and planks.
Read about Addi and Athina's rafting adventure
Addi and Athina’s trip shows people just how easy and fun it is to get into rafting and what wonderful experiences families can have together on our canals and rivers.
Now they are back, Addi and Athina are auctioning their pirate raft, Pontiki, on eBay and kindly donating their profits to the Trust.
Addi and Athina also wish to raise awareness around environmental issues, and they collected litter from the canal throughout their journey.
It isn’t the first time TeamAA have taken to the waterways, with Addi and Athina paddling the historic Liverpool & Leeds Canal in an inflatable kayak during 2016.
More from TeamAA
Read more about the intrpid adventures of Addi and Athina
Take the plunge yourself
Our ongoing work to care for canals and rivers means that many people have the perfect canoeing spot virtually on their doorstep
Last date edited: 4 October 2017