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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.
Volunteers from the Baswich Canal Group in Staffordshire have been given a boost after local businesses have donated to help improve a stretch of the Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal.
The volunteers have received funding from Staffordshire County Council’s Local Community Fund and local people. With the money the volunteers have brought a new information board and plan to provide information to visitors and boaters about the local area.
Local company Hope Construction Materials also donated cement so the volunteers could install 23 mooring rings along the towpath near St. Thomas Bridge to enable boaters to easily to stop along the canal and visit the local shops, pubs and restaurants.
Terry Hodgetts, from the Canal & River Trust, said: “These improvements will make a massive difference to people and boaters visiting this part of the canal and it’s great to see local businesses helping us to improve the waterways.
“Looking after the region’s canals is a big job so we are really thankful for all the work that Baswich Canal Group are doing in sprucing up the waterways and making them an even nicer place to visit.”
Could you spare a few hours to make a huge difference to your local canal?
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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