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
We care for our supporters
We are caring and open and aim to put our supporters at the heart of everything we do
Stay up to date.
17 January 2019
As the Sheffield & Tinsley Canal turns 200, we are planning a series of events starting with birthday celebrations in February.
15 January 2019
‘Join the Daves’, our new campaign to recruit more volunteers to take on the iconic role of lock keeper across 2,000 miles of canals and rivers.
We are carrying out more than £157,000 worth of vital maintenance and repair work to the Caldon Canal in Staffordshire this winter.
11 January 2019
Boosts to tourism, sustainable transport and local people’s wellbeing are amongst the benefits celebrated as a result of the recent Stoke on Trent canal developments.
Mayor of the West Midlands Andy Street has launched a year of celebrations marking the 250th anniversary of the birth of Birmingham’s famous canals.
A £2 million project to transform the Leeds & Liverpool Canal towpath between Skipton and Gargrave, and Bradley to Kildwick, has been given the go-ahead.
10 January 2019
Make a real difference in your local area of Ellesmere Port, gaining skills and unique experiences in a museum environment.
21 December 2018
Water saving restrictions on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal are to be lifted after recent rainfall improved reservoir holdings.
Children and young people from all over England and Wales are being invited to register for the 2019 Cadet, Junior and Youth Canal Angling Championships.
20 December 2018
Spending time by water makes people feel happier and healthier, and is particularly beneficial over the cold, dark days of winter.