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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
We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.
Visitors to Standedge Tunnel & Visitor Centre are in for a treat this Halloween, as ghosts and ghouls will be taking over the tunnel for some half-term Halloween fun.
Kids really enjoy hearing about the tunnel’s scary history from our expert guides.
For those brave enough to venture into the longest, highest and deepest canal tunnel in the country, Standedge is monster-packed with activities this half term, with exciting prizes on offer for those who let their imaginations really run wild.
On 30 October, there will be a Halloween Costume Makeover, where children can bring in clothes to transform into terrifying costumes for trick or treating. The following day, 31 October, there will be a Pumpkin Carving class, with pumpkins provided.
All activities will run twice a day, from 10am-12pm, and 1pm-3pm. Each activity costs £5 per child.
James Dean, visitor centre manager for Standedge Tunnel & Visitor Centre, said: “Kids really enjoy hearing about the tunnel’s scary history from our expert guides. In addition to our Halloween activities, we’ll be offering boat trips throughout half-term week, into the depths of the tunnel, which will keep everyone on the edge of their seats.”
For all the latest event information, booking and prices, visit the Standedge Tunnel website at www.standedge.co.uk, or telephone 01484 844 298.
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23 March 2018
Try canal boating at Drifters national open day
22 March 2018
Heritage transport plaque awarded to Froghall Basin on Caldon Canal
'Plasberg' eyesore removed from River Aire
Local people sought to help care for the Grantham Canal
20 March 2018
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