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.
Looking for things to do this autumn, keen to see something different and maybe learn a new skill? Look no further, there’s lots of activities and events that you and your family can take part in along our waterways.
Our waterways offer a hidden world of exciting activities and events along the water. Take a look at what's coming up this autumn, and maybe try something new.
Fradley Family Days Bring the family along to the Fradley Family days and enjoy taking part in Heritage Games, Autumn Treasures and a Mini Beast Hunt. Sundays from September through to November.
The Big Draw – Llanymynech and Stoke Bruerne Get creative and join in the world’s biggest drawing festival at Llanymynech and Stoke Bruerne’s Canal Museum.
Montgomery Canal Exhibition Come and view an exhibition taking a unique look at the Montgomery Canal over the last 50 years.
South Northamptonshire Art Trail Head to Stoke Bruerne’s Canal Museum and take part in the fourth South Northamptonshire Art Trail. You will be able to see a range of artist’s exhibitions of paintings, crafts, ceramics, jewellery and glass.
Wood Carving Workshop in LondonCome and learn the art of wood carving from an internationally celebrated artist.
Idle Women boot camp for surviving & thriving skills, St Helens Come along to a women's only workshop and learn creative and practical skills to help build independence, resilience and friendships.
Natasha Langridge perfroming 'In memory of leaves'Watch performer Natasha Langridge, perform her show 'In Memory of Leaves' on a widebeam barge across three sites in London.
Try something new along our wonderful waterways
Come and see the range of events we have in our hidden world this autumn.
Last date edited: 29 September 2017