Read the story of how the Canal & River Trust came to be
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 are launching a new photographic competition aimed at capturing the beauty of the Kennet & Avon and Bridgwater & Taunton canals.
The competition is looking for imaginative and evocative photographs that depict “Life on the Waterways” across the region which can be used by the Canal & River Trust to promote and showcase the beauty of the waterways.
This free competition is being sponsored by photography retailer Jessops in Bath, and keen snappers can include any image they want from the Kennet & Avon or Bridgwater canals.
The waterways provide a vibrant colourful backdrop and we are looking for images that show the variety of the waterways. Pictures could be anything from beautiful waterscapes, iconic images of our 200-year-old locks and bridges or shots of the huge variety of wildlife that flutter and buzz along the waterways.
The competition is open to everyone aged 18 and over. The winner and runner up of the competition will receive a canvas print of their image as well as being able to choose from a range of gifts online and instore at Jessops.
The competition opens on Monday 1st May, and the closing date for entries is Monday 5 June and the winners will be announced shortly afterwards.
Caroline Robson, from the Canal & River Trust, said: “Our canals are beautiful places to visit and work along but there are some people who have never experienced the wonders of region’s waterways before. We want these pictures to really show off to the rest of the country how great the Kennet & Avon and Bridgwater canals are and ultimately get them to come and visit or lend their time to help volunteer to keep them looking great.”
Spring photography competition
Enter our Kennet & Avon and Bridgwater & Taunton Canal spring photography competition here.
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Canal & River Trust brand
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Breach of the Middlewich Branch, Shropshire Union Canal
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