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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.
Our volunteers have erected a commemorative plaque as a thank you to DIY superstore B&Q, after they stepped in to help restore a volunteer hut along the Stratford-Upon-Avon Canal at Wilmcote.
The hut provides a cosy place for volunteers working alongside the canal to stop for lunch, shelter from the weather and grab a warming cup of tea. The hut, which has stood alongside the canal for nearly twenty years, was almost completely destroyed by fire when it was targeted by local yobs in 2014.
After hearing the plight of the volunteers the Stratford-upon Avon branch of B&Q offered to help and donated kitchen cupboards, worktop, tiles and general equipment to help restore the interior of the building.
One of our volunteers, Paul Roache, said: "We completed the refurbishment work on our hut last year and the kind donation from B&Q has made a big difference. Not only did it provide the finishing touches to the building, it also made the hut a real home from home and we’re delighted with it."
Lynford Johnson, B&Q Unit Manager, Stratford upon Avon, said: "We are delighted we could help the volunteers at Wilmcote restore their hut and it was great to see how our donation has been put to good use."
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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