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 September 2019
Come celebrate the Sheffield & Tinsley Canal's 200th anniversary with our biggest event yet from 21 to 22 September 2019.
12 September 2019
Angling clubs across our canal network are being encouraged to nominate venues for the 2020 Canal Pairs Championship. With the promise of a star studded final line up on the Shropshire Union in this years’ final on Saturday 19 October we, in partnership with Angling Trust, are now asking angling clubs to put forward canal venue suggestions for the 2020 qualifiers.
One of the country’s biggest canal clean-ups removes 1.8 tonnes of rubbish, comprising 809 Kgs of plastic (almost 50% of rubbish).
10 September 2019
We're holding two major fishing championships along the Shropshire Union Canal this weekend, working in partnership with the Angling Trust and fishing tackle retailer Angling Direct.
9 September 2019
We have published the list of sites we will be offering for winter moorings in 2019-20.
30 August 2019
We are calling on Londoners and visitors to the capital to join the fun at the 2019 Angel Canal Festival on Sunday, 1 September.
29 August 2019
Over the last year we have carried out emergency repairs to both Saltersford and Marsh locks, both capable of accommodating 1,000 tonne sea-going coastal ships.
27 August 2019
We're pleased to announce that Steve Thomas CBE has been appointed to chair of our advisory board in Wales - Bwrdd Glandŵr Cymru.
21 August 2019
We've picked three winners for the children’s poetry competition held to celebrate 10 years since the Llangollen Canal became a World Heritage site.
20 August 2019
People living in Nottinghamshire will have the chance to try something a bit different this summer as we launch a number of stand up paddle boarding taster sessions on the county’s waterways.