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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
We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.
We'll spend over £2 million on improvements to the waterway by the end of winter
The investment includes a £1.3 million project starting this week to reline the canal at Llangynidr, to prevent leaks, plus £400,000 of upcoming repairs to an aqueduct at picturesque Goytre Wharf. £546,000 has already been spent this year dredging the canal, making it easier for boaters to navigate.
The works forms part of our winter maintenance programme, through which £45million is being spent to give the nation’s waterways some TLC at a time when more people than ever are visiting their local canal or river.
Nick Worthington, waterway manager at Glandŵr Cymru, the Canal & River Trust in Wales said: “The Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal is one of the real gems of the UK’s canal system, but it’s not an easy one to take care of. It requires constant maintenance to keep it running smoothly, a job made all the more challenging when it’s built half way up a hill!
“One thing that’s certain is the huge value the canal brings to the local area, both to people working on and around the waterway, and to the visitors who flock to it each year. Doing this work now is essential to making sure the canal is there to be enjoyed for many years to come.”
Explore the canal
The Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal is the most popular attraction in the stunning Brecon Beacons National Park
Emergency appeal launched following breach on the Middlewich branch of the Shropshire Union Canal
23 March 2018
Try canal boating at Drifters national open day
22 March 2018
Heritage transport plaque awarded to Froghall Basin on Caldon Canal
'Plasberg' eyesore removed from River Aire