Read the story of how the Canal & River Trust came to be
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
Planning & design
All you need to know about planning and design on our canals and rivers
Find a winter mooring
Find a cosy section of canal to hunker down in this winter
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.
Find your favourite waterway
With over 95 canals, rivers, reservoirs, docks and navigations, find out more about your favourite waterway
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
Why we think canals are better with Friends
Become a Friend of the Canal & River Trust today and you’ll open yourself up to new experiences and endless opportunities.
We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.
Stay up to date.
19 February 2018
Alongside the Pocklington Canal Amenity Society (PCAS), we are calling on the people of Pocklington to become volunteers and help share the joys of their local canal.
16 February 2018
North Wales and Borders canals are among the busiest in Britain, according to an annual survey of lock usage we've published.
15 February 2018
We have submitted plans to transform Finsley Gate Wharf in Burnley into a hive of activity for the local community and visitors.
Standedge Visitor Centre, near Marsden, opens for the 2018 season on Monday 19 February with a full week of family fun activities on the banks of the Huddersfield Narrow Canal.
14 February 2018
Pocklington Canal Amenity Society (PCAS) has formally ‘adopted’ part of the 9.5-mile Pocklington Canal, further enhancing its partnership with us.
A paddleboarding yoga group has answered our call to help keep Nottinghamshire’s waterways clear of rubbish.
12 February 2018
People in Nottingham are being invited to see their local canals in a whole new light at a special event taking place as part of the city’s Light Night celebrations.
9 February 2018
A group of primary school children from Newbury have been working with us to encourage visitors to the Kennet & Avon Canal to stop dropping litter along the waterway.
7 February 2018
The reconstruction of Elland Bridge, which was catastrophically damaged in the 2015 Boxing Day floods, has been shortlisted by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) in its Yorkshire and Humber regional awards.
6 February 2018
All dogs and their owners are invited to join a mass morning dog walk in Nantwich. Starting at 10.30am, the free Doggy-Do-Dahs event is along the Shropshire Union Canal on Saturday 17 February.