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
Why we think canals are better with Friends
Become a Friend of the Canal & River Trust today and you’ll open yourself up to new experiences and endless opportunities.
We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.
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.
Dads can be hard to please sometimes, but we have suggestions to make Father's Day memorable... whatever the weather!
Family time is ever more precious in our fast-paced world, but once you step onto the towpath everything slows down. Our work to take care of 2,000 miles of canals and rivers means that there are hundreds of special places where you can re-connect over a waterside walk, watching the colourful boats and feeding the ducks (no bread please!)
Find your nearest special place
We're proud to have hundreds of wonderful waterside places to visit where lasting memories are made. Feeding the ducks or just watching the boats is a great way to spend time by the water with your family
There's always something going on by the water, and Father's Day weekend is no exception. We've got festivals, a carnival, a canoeing day and a bike race - not forgetting a Father's Day breakfast and Boat Trip at Standedge Tunnel and special Father's Day activities at Anderton Boat Lift as well.
Find out more in our events calendar.
It doesn’t matter where you live, even right in the heart of our towns and cities, there’s somewhere to escape to on our canals and rivers. Grab a blanket, fill a hamper with goodies and celebrate Father's Day with an indulgent picnic
We all know that the British weather can't be relied upon. Fear not, our museums and attractions are the place to get a new perspective on your world. A place where inquisitive young minds and excited hands can touch, play and explore - and there's somewhere dry to go if it rains!
Find out more about our museums and attractions
Forget socks, aftershave or chocolates, this year give your Dad something that really makes his day.
If your Dad has a favourite spot by our canals and rivers you can gift it to him for a whole year through Love my stretch.
You can even share the story of why this place means so much to your family on our dedicated website.
Love My Stretch
Everyone has their favourite place on the waterways, and we want to hear about yours. Make a donation today through Love My Stretch and you can claim your own special spot for a year
Last date edited: 16 June 2017