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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
Get your free guide
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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 Gloucestershire College have helped spruce up one of the county’s most popular canal locations, after spending a day filling in car park pot holes at Saul Junction near Frampton on Severn.
The work was carried out by our staff and over 30 public services students as part of continued work to improve the area for visitors.
Saul Junction dates back to 1827 and is the point the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal meets the rural Stroudwater Navigation. The marina, canal heritage and tea rooms make it a much visited site, particularly during the summer months.
Caroline Kendall, volunteer development coordinator at the Canal & River Trust, said: “We’re very grateful to the team from Gloucestershire College for all their hard work. Saul Junction is a very popular site, especially with boaters, walkers and nature lovers, so it’s good to give it a bit of TLC.
"Local people do an awful lot to keep the canals ship-shape. We’re always on the lookout for more people join our Towpath Task force of volunteers and help keep this site of important industrial heritage in the condition it deserves. We’re also keen to recruit more volunteers at our Welcome Station, so if you enjoy meeting people and chatting to them about the canal, or carrying out odd maintenance jobs we’d love to hear from you.”
Richard Coughlin, from Gloucestershire College, said: “The Uniformed Public Services students are completing a Volunteering unit as part of their BTEC course. Being involved in a work related activity has given them first-hand experience of the benefits that come from getting involved and helping the local community.
“The students were up for the challenge of maintaining the surface of the car park following their recent 1.5 mile litter pick along the canal from Gloucester to Hempsted. They got involved with great enthusiasm, and even refused a break, such was their determination and commitment to getting the job done.”
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
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