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
28 November 2017
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There's not a lot of shopping days left 'til the big day. Every shop seems to be heaving with people, bags and prams. Then there's the Christmas music! Let's help you escape with our stunning 360 VR videos...
This year we're counting down to Christmas on the canals with our advent calendar of exciting events, festive activities and great gift ideas - just scroll down to open one door a day for some seasonal surprises...
16 November 2017
We know that Black Friday isn’t everyone’s cup of tea so we’re offering you an escape from the retail onslaught. Let us help you empty your worries, rather than your wallet.
15 November 2017
Don’t get caught up in the Black Friday hysteria this year. Save yourself some money and plenty of unneeded stress by avoiding the sales and escaping to a much more rewarding environment.
30 October 2017
Hear more about how we're supporting the Northern Powerhouse.
27 October 2017
Thanks to the hard work of our environment team, our canals and rivers look spectacular in the autumn. However, it’s not all about looks with us. They also smell incredible.
25 October 2017
Canoeing is something that almost everyone can take part in. Whether you’re a complete beginner or a professional paddler, why don’t you take to the water and check out some spooky trails this Halloween?
28 September 2017
We believe that running by water gives you even more benefits than your usual jog along the roadside.
27 September 2017
Fancy a shopping day with a difference? Our peaceful canals and rivers are a world away from the bustle of the high street – and you’ll be amazed what you can find on them.