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
Winter open days
Our open days offer a different perspective of our waterways, a behind-the-scenes look at the great work we do. A free day out for all the family.
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
100% of your donation will be used to make life better by water
Canals are better with Friends
Becoming a Friend by making a monthly donation is one of the most effective ways to support our work
Leave a legacy
Will you leave a gift in your Will to keep the canals and rivers you care about alive?
Giving in memory
Celebrate the life of a loved one by giving a gift in their memory
Love your stretch
Celebrate your favourite stretch of canal or river
Make a difference to the wellbeing of your community
Trusts and foundations
We've used funding for a range of projects, using our canals, rivers and museums as unique spaces to transform lives
We care for our supporters
We are caring and open and aim to put our supporters at the heart of everything we do
Take a closer look at our canals and rivers and discover new ways to enjoy them
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.
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.