Read the story of how the Canal & River Trust came to be
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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.
We've got the support of a familiar name across the waterways after agreeing a partnership with River Canal Rescue.
RCR provide a fantastic service to boaters in difficult circumstances and I’m pleased that we’ve reached an agreement that not only continues the Trust’s early fundraising success but also helps to support their really important work
River Canal Rescue (RCR), the UK's largest national breakdown service for boaters, has pledged to support our work with a donation of £5,000 as part of a wider agreement between the two organisations.
As part of the partnership we've agreed to support RCR by helping to promote its services. In particular two RCR branded boat licence holders will be sent to all customers due to receive new holders this year. The licence holders will be provided by RCR, helping us to save money on the production of our own holders. RCR will also provide a leaflet to be included in the our boat licence renewal mailings throughout the year.
The partnership is the latest in a series of collaborations between the Trust and a range of organisations including Google, M&S, the People’s Postcode Lottery, May Gurney, Land & Water and Cool Canals.
Ruth Ruderham, head of fundraising for the Trust, says: “We are delighted that River Canal Rescue, an established name on the waterways, has agreed to support the work of the Trust. RCR provide a fantastic service to boaters in difficult circumstances and I’m pleased that we’ve reached an agreement that not only continues the Trust’s early fundraising success but also helps to support their really important work.”
Stephanie Horton MD of RCR adds: “We have always tried to support charities and businesses on the waterways and therefore committing to this level of support was a logical choice. It is important to us that the waterways continue to grow and prosper and therefore the Trust needs everyone to invest time or finances to ensure we all continue to enjoy them. The Trust recognised that RCR provide a much needed service to boaters and this assists in ‘keeping the waterways moving’ and promoting our service enabled both bodies to benefit from the partnership.”
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
Fradley event gives fascinating insight into our feathered friends
We're calling for boaters to take part in our 'boat owners views survey'
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