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 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
Wellbeing with Well-B
Discover how you can recharge when spending time by water
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?
Volunteering in partnership
Want to make a real difference to your community? You could join over 400 groups who volunteer with us every year
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?
Give in memory
Celebrate the life of a loved one by giving a gift in their memory
Give in celebration
Got a favourite place in mind? Dedicate it in celebration of a loved one today
Make a difference to the wellbeing of your community
We care for our supporters
We are caring and open and aim to put our supporters at the heart of everything we do
Use My Location
Stay up to date.
7 May 2021
A new waterside community orchard and woodland has been planted along a canal towpath near Bolton, on a slope between the Manchester Bolton & Bury Canal and the River Irwell, to improve biodiversity and help protect the area from flooding.
Families in Sheffield can try fishing for free thanks to the Trust, the Peoples Postcode Lottery and Angling Trust
6 May 2021
We are working in a partnership with volunteers from the Birmingham Canal Navigations Society, to encourage boaters from across England to discover and spend time along the Walsall Canal.
5 May 2021
Stratford upon Avon District Council, working in partnership with statutory partners, including Warwickshire Police, the Police and Crime Commissioner and local councils, has implemented a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) for Earlswood Lakes, for three years from 1 May 2021.
30 April 2021
Footpath surface improvements connecting Hartford blue bridge to Saxons Lane and further on towards Hunt’s Locks park, have now begun
27 April 2021
Our chief executive, Richard Parry, has released a message about the incident that took place on the Aylesbury Arm of the Grand Union Canal on Monday 26 April.
The Visitor Centre at Trevor Basin, which welcomes the hundreds of thousands of visitors and tourists each year to the UNESCO World Heritage Site at Pontcysyllte Aqueduct has been given a lockdown makeover thanks to volunteers from Glandŵr Cymru
A major project to repair a breach on the Aire & Calder Navigation is likely to cost in the region of £3 million.
23 April 2021
In partnership with arts organisation Peak, we've been working with artist Rebecca Chesney to make life better for wildlife and people on the Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal.
21 April 2021
Leeds Building Society have agreed to adopt a one-mile stretch of waterways in the centre of Leeds to help to maintain this vital green corridor and attract more wildlife.