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.
Enjoy all the fun of a canal festival this summer. There's plenty to choose from.
We've got lots of festivals and events for you and your families to enjoy this summer. From the picturesque Blisworth Canal Festival on the Grand Union Canal, to the city setting of the East London Waterways Festival in August celebrating the regeneration of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park waterways.
Wherever you are, there is sure to be a festival or event close by to you this summer. Come and take a look!
Black Country Boating Festival - 8 - 10 September 2017 Head to the 31st Black Country Boating Festival.
Slough Canal Festival - 9 & 10 September 2017 Organised by Slough Borough Council, you'll find boat trips, canal wares, arts and crafts, canal fishing, healthy walks, kids activities, falconry, mobile farm and refreshments.
Two Arms on Two Legs Running Festival - 10 September 2017 Get your running shoes on! We've got a half marathon and a 10k run taking place along the Wendover and Aylesbury Arms.
Tipton Canal & Community Festival - 15 - 17 September 2017 Head to the Tipton Canal & Community Festival, for a weekend of fun for all the family.
Vintage Foxton Festival 16 & 17 September 2017 We're planning two days of vintage and classic fun, from steam engines, costume parades, craft stalls and of course a flotilla of historic working boats from across the network.
Sheffield Waterfront Festival - Saturday/Sunday - 23 & 24 September 2017 Come along for a weekend of family fun at the Sheffield Waterfront Festival. (click the link above on either day Saturday or Sunday for further information)
Hayes Canal Festival - 24 September 2017 Come along to the Hayes Canal Festival where there's lots of fun to be had for all the family.
Come and see our events calendar, for a fun day out for all the family near you.
Places to Visit
We've got lots of great different locations to visit across our network. Come and take a look.
Last date edited: 5 September 2017