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
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.