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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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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
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Help us make a difference and have fun along the way. Find your perfect volunteer role today
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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're inviting people to take part in a consultation about how we sell our long-term moorings
The consultation will focus on the way we price, allocate and sell our long-term moorings. Proposed changes aim to give you a greater range of mooring options including flexible permit lengths. Currently, the majority of our mooring vacancies are publicised and sold by auction via our mooring sales website www.crtmoorings.com.
Jenny Whitehall, head of directly managed moorings at Canal & River Trust, said: “The Trust manages approximately 11% of the long-term moorings on its network. The profit generated from this business provides a valuable source of revenue for the Trust.
“The feedback we have received via our website shows that customers generally do not like the way we sell our moorings. Our aim therefore, is to improve the choice and flexibility of our moorings offer for both existing and potential customers and we would really value your views on the changes we’ve suggested”
We are not proposing to go back to a waiting list arrangement for allocating moorings, nor removing the auction system completely. We are however focused on providing a range of offers to suit location and market demand.
Long term moorings are directly managed and operated by us as part of our discretionary commercial business activities and therefore must comply with fair trading codes of practice and UK competition law at all times. We are duty bound to charge market prices for our long-term leisure and residential moorings.
View the full consultation
Please submit all comments and views by Monday 3 November 2014 by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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9 March 2018
Take a 'lock' behind the ‘Seends’ of the Kennet & Avon Canal
Gender pay gap statement published
8 March 2018
We're announcing changes to boat licensing
6 March 2018