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
16 December 2015
Christmas shopping can be stressful. Especially if you've left it late. Not to worry though as we've put together a list of shopping towns near some of our favourite canals and rivers. If it all gets too much you can escape the crowds and clear your head by the water!
7 December 2015
Become a Friend of the Canal & River Trust today and you’ll open yourself up to new experiences and endless opportunities.
8 December 2015
Most of us love a bit of Christmas cheer, but when it's all over and the guilt of eating fourteen too many mince pies sets in...we could do with somewhere, some place, where we only hear the sweet sound of chirping birds and the slow trickle of water. Where exercise means sauntering along a frosty towpath, not chasing the little ones around the tree.
16 October 2015
The picturesque Shropshire Union Canal is perhaps Britain's most ghostly waterway.
14 October 2015
Discover fascinating facts about the UK canal and river network, from the longest canal tunnel to the shortest lock.
21 August 2015
At the Canal & River Trust we care for 2,000 miles of canals and rivers in England and Wales. Around 270 miles of our inland waterway network is made up of navigable rivers, which all have their own unique charms and challenges.
13 August 2015
We know that life can be stressful sometimes and that too few of us make time for ourselves. Add in the challenge of entertaining young children through the endless weeks of the summer holidays and you’re on the fast track to a tension headache.
Are you tired of the treadmill of daily life? Does your social life need a shake-up? Have you moved to a new area and want to make friends with the locals? Either way, our quick guide to meeting new people will help.