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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
Why we think canals are better with Friends
Become a Friend of the Canal & River Trust today and you’ll open yourself up to new experiences and endless opportunities.
We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.
We have recently received a generous donation of £2,500 from Bradford on Avon Secret Gardens Group to help support the work of the volunteers who look after the local canal.
The money will be used to help us care for the Kennet & Avon Canal and to also fund special projects, such as the ongoing works to restore the historic Hen Orchard stone wall, adjacent to the historic Tithe Barn, which is currently being painstakingly rebuilt.
Mark Evans, our waterway manager, said: "As a relatively new charity we need people to support us, whether that’s volunteering your time or donating money.
"This donation will be used by our team of amazing volunteers who dedicate their spare time helping us keep the Kennet & Avon Canal a lovely place to visit for the thousands of people who head to the waterways each year."
Derrick Hunt, volunteer at Bradford On Avon, said: "I’m delighted that Bradford on Avon Secret Gardens Group have donated this money to support the work we’re doing. All the volunteers love being along the waterway and helping the Canal & River Trust care for it, so it’s great that this work has been recognised locally.
"We have strong community support from local businesses such as Cumberwell Park Golf Club who have helped us with donations of stone and loan of equipment. The co-operation of the Bradford on Avon Preservation Trust has been vital to the project as we have our work compound on their land. Some of the donation will be spent on landscaping the orchard when we finish.
"We are always looking for new people to help us with our work so if anyone is interested in joining the team, learning new skills and making new friends then please get in touch."
Make a difference in your area
In our offices or on the towpath, volunteers help us with all aspects of our work to bring canals and rivers to life. Find a role that suits you today
Pollington Lock gate replacement works enter final phase
22 February 2018
Boost for rare aquatic plants on Montgomery Canal
21 February 2018
Lock gates replaced on Berkhamsted Canal
20 February 2018
Pocklington Canal needs you
19 February 2018