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.
Take a closer look at our canals and rivers and discover new ways to enjoy them
27 October 2016
It’s National Stress Awareness Day on 2 November and we’re doing our bit to help you unwind by finding out what kind of rejuvenating activity is best suited to you.
24 October 2016
There’s a lot going on this half term for families to enjoy. What better way of spending the holidays, than attending a Halloween events this autumn?
6 October 2016
People of all ages have been getting involved with the restoration of Carpenters Road Lock in London, from local school children to proud east Londoners wanting to tell the story of their local area.
5 September 2016
What better way to enjoy the best of the autumn colours, than on a canal boat holiday? We have six wonderful destinations for you to make the most of autumn on the water.
12 August 2016
Feeling inspired by all the sport on TV this summer? Would you like to get outside, get active and try new things? Read on to find out what your local canal has to offer.
25 July 2016
We'd like to show you the ways we have created living waterways, enriched lives and transformed places during 2015/16.
10 June 2016
We’ve all got fond memories of our own long and lazy summers where our parents taught us some skills that have never been forgotten. It’s now time to pass these summer skills on to the next generation.
9 June 2016
If the idea of a month’s worth of saturated TV coverage and pubs stuffed with drunken know-it-alls horrifies you then check out our guide to avoiding the Euro 2016 chaos.
7 June 2016
If you’re at a loss for how to entertain your little ones this summer look no further than your nearest Canal & River Trust waterway. Bring them down to the water and get them spotting some of the features that make our canals and rivers unique.
If your little monsters are prone to complain that they’re bored on the first day of the holidays then take a look at our free ways to keep them entertained.