Read the story of how the Canal & River Trust came to be
Work for us
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.
Staff from the Canal & River Trust at Sharpness worked hard this week in co-operation with Sharpness Dock Ltd, the Gloucester Harbour Trustees and the Gloucester pilots to make sure that the widest ship to visit Sharpness in recent years docked safely.
The brand new Arctic Dawn with a beam of 17 metres sailed into Sharpness Dock on Wednesday on her maiden voyage from the Netherlands to collect gas metering systems for export to South Korea.
The Arctic Dawn is fitted with her own lifting gear which towered above the dock while she was in port. She was able to easily lift the two skid mounted shipments of Alderley gas metering systems, each weighing in excess of 36 tonnes. The Arctic Dawn will transport them direct to South Korea where they are destined for the floating liquefied natural gas facility, Prelude. Prelude is now the largest floating vessel in the world at 1,601 feet long – 150 feet longer than the Empire State Building is high.
Alderley, a local designer and manufacturer of metering and control system for the oil and gas industry, frequently uses Sharpness Dock to transport equipment to customers all over the world.
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
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