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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
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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.
A group of volunteers who have adopted a stretch of the Grand Union Canal in Berkhamsted have been back out on the waterways helping to look after the regions waterways.
The "Friends of the Rising Sun & Lock 55" volunteers have been working in partnership with the Trust, for four years to help look after the canal from Rising Sun Lock to Little Bridge Street. In their latest outing the volunteers have given a fresh coat of paint to lock number 55, which is situated alongside the Rising Sun pub.
Sonny King, from the Canal & River Trust, said: "The Rising Sun volunteers are a great bunch and it’s always a great day out when they volunteer along the waterways. The simple task of painting the lock gates really freshens up the area for boaters and for local people enjoying a drink alongside the canal."
Debbi Figueiredo, from the Rising Sun volunteer group, said: "We love looking after our little stretch of canal and, when the weather is good, we try to get out as much as we can and then enjoy a cheeky drink in the pub afterwards."
To find out more about how you can adopt a stretch of your local canal visit here
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