Making life better by water
Find out how our expert teams work together to make life better by water
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
Summer safety by the water
As the weather is warming up we want everyone to enjoy our canals in the safest possible way
As the weather is warming up we want everyone to be able to enjoy our canals and rivers in the safest possible way
Stoppages and notices
We're continually carrying out work to improve our canals and rivers. Find out if we're working along your route before you set off on a boat trip
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.
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
Take a closer look at our canals and rivers and discover new ways to enjoy them
23 May 2018
We all know that we should probably do a bit more exercise than we do already. However, if you’re in need of further persuasion then check out these statistics about exercise in the UK.
18 May 2018
Most of us could do with getting a bit more exercise. Activity helps us to feel better in both body and mind, with numerous studies showing the tangible benefits of increasing the amount of time we dedicate to keeping fit.
14 May 2018
Our canals and rivers are open and accessible for everyone to use and enjoy every day. And we’re not just talking about those popular, rural, Sunday afternoon hotspots.
11 May 2018
London can be a stressful place at times, with reports from the Office for National Statistics reporting levels of anxiety in the city are often higher than the national average.
27 February 2018
What is it that makes our waterways so quintessentially English? And, so attractive to millions of visitors every year? Here’s our guide to some of the more curious canal quirks for tourists to spot this year…
2 February 2018
We’ve asked you what you’d least like to receive this year. You weren’t shy in letting us know that underwear and chocolates will not be well received.
29 January 2018
Looking for inspiration this February half term? Read our top tips for keeping all the family entertained for free – with fresh air in abundance.
9 January 2018
We know that spending time by our canals and rivers makes you happier and healthier. However, we also know that it’s not always possible to get to our waterways when you need them.
6 December 2017
David Mould is one of our senior hydrologists. Here he tells us a little bit about his role and why he finds hydrology fascinating.
28 November 2017
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