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
13 January 2017
Since the end of 2016 we've been running a survey to find out what you think about walking and cycling on our towpaths, and the response has been huge. We've had well over 3,500 responses so far. See the bottom of this page to find out how you can still take part.
Thank you to all those who submitted their snaps in our winter photo competition, we have been spoilt for choice with over 500 entries. See the winning 12 entries below:
3 January 2017
Modern life can be stressful and many of us would like to live healthier, calmer and less sedentary lives.
9 December 2016
Although not all of us get snow over the winter period, there is no denying that for most of us - some days are cold enough to consider two pairs of gloves!
28 November 2016
Whether you’re looking for the perfect gift for a fellow boater, or just looking to bring canals into your Christmas, we have four canal-themed crafts for you to try.
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.