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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
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Download your free guides
You've nine free days out guides to choose from - where will you go first?
Find a walk near you
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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.
A swishing clothes swap, high tea and boat painting are among the activities on offer on the Regent’s Canal by Victoria Park on Thursday 23 July – at a volunteering event.
We've teamed up with students from Queen Mary University to host the event, which is designed to give people who work during the day a chance to try after-work volunteering. It is part of the Love London Canals programme, which combines live music, cocktail making and paddle boarding, with jobs that improve the canals, like flower planting and litter picks.
Thursday’s event runs from 6-8pm (E3 5SX). It is free and anyone wanting to join in is encouraged to register online www.canalrivertrust.org.uk/love-london-canals
Becky Williams, Canal & River Trust volunteer team leader, said: “The event is a chance to eat cake, try out a spot of boat painting and someone else’s clothes. Bring along some clothes you want to swap and roll up your sleeves to brighten up the towpath and our workboats. Volunteers already do so much to help keep the Regent’s Canal in the condition it is, but we wanted to try something a bit different. While the majority of our volunteering happens during office hours, we’ve planned these events for the evenings so people who work during the day have every opportunity to enjoy helping out on the canals.”
Monica Kolesnik, from Queen Mary University, who is organising the event, added: “We wanted to create events for the good of the canal and its environment yet with a broader appeal, so we mixed it up and added a bit of fun. There is something incredibly rewarding about giving back to the environment, in this case the canal, which we all enjoy on a daily basis.”
Canal & River Trust brand
19 March 2018
Bookings now open for 2018 Canal Pairs Championship
Breach of the Middlewich Branch, Shropshire Union Canal
16 March 2018
Heritage transport plaque awarded to Froghall Basin on Caldon Canal
15 March 2018
Artists launch ambitious cultural programme in Worcester
12 March 2018
Fradley event gives fascinating insight into our feathered friends
We're calling for boaters to take part in our 'boat owners views survey'
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Take a 'lock' behind the ‘Seends’ of the Kennet & Avon Canal