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
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.
Summer is upon us and if your little monsters are prone to complain that they’re bored after just a week take a look at our ideas to keep them entertained and out of harm’s way.
27 May 2016
Did you know that the first canal to close was the Dorset & Somerset canal in 1803? Or that the Leeds & Liverpool Canal is celebrating its 200th birthday this year?
24 May 2016
Nobody likes a motorway, and motorway service stations are even bleaker. So next time you're taking a long trip plan an alternative rest stop. Some our nicest canal and river destinations are a mere stone’s throw from the busiest motorway junctions.
Wondering what festival you should go to this year? Well, look no further...than your local canal or river. Swap your £200 weekender ticket for a party with your local community enjoying talented musicians, hearty local food, drink and the wonderful sights and sounds of our waterways.
25 May 2016
Ever thought of getting to know a city via its canals and rivers? As an alternative to the hustle and bustle of city streets by foot, we recommend canoeing as a fun and exciting way to absorb new sights and sounds from the comfort of the water.
19 May 2016
Make sure your summer of boating starts smoothly with our top tips for bringing your boat out of hibernation.
22 April 2016
Finding something to do on Bank Holiday weekends can end up as a battle of wills as each family member tries to convince the others that their choice is best. However, at this year’s Crick Boat Show, which takes place 28-30 May at Crick Marina near Daventry in Northamptonshire, there’s a host of activities to suit the whole family.