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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
Get your free guide
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Download your free guides
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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.
Professionals in London are being called on to help guide the future development of the London's canal and river network.
We're looking to recruit four additional members to our London Waterway Partnership, which plays a key role in getting more people involved in our green corridors and ensuring they boost tourism and employment.
Twelve people currently sit on the Partnership, drawn from different waterways interests such as boating, canoeing and angling. The four new members being sought will ideally have expertise in tourism, communications, education and working with young people, and will contribute to developing a 10-year strategy for improving local waterways across the capital.
Brian Fender, chair of the London Waterways Partnership, says: “Greater London is blessed with some wonderful waterways; the Regent’s Canal that goes right through the heart of the city; the River Lee Navigation to the east and the Grand Union to the West. They all play a really important and varied role in the community, and we want to improve them even more in the future.
"Becoming a member of the Partnership is a great opportunity for anyone who wants to help communities take real ownership of their local stretch of waterway. As a relatively new charity, Partnership members will also play an important role in influencing how the Trust develops in its early years. I’d encourage anyone interested to get in touch.”
The roles are voluntary with agreed expenses reimbursed, and will involve approximately two days a month. Appointments are for three years.
For more information please contact Jon Guest, waterway manager, on 020 7517 5551.
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Canal & River Trust brand
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Breach of the Middlewich Branch, Shropshire Union Canal
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Heritage transport plaque awarded to Froghall Basin on Caldon Canal
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