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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.
Next week we'll start work on a six-week project to improve a stretch of towpath on Grand Union Canal in Berkhamsted.
The improvement work, which involves resurfacing a 500 metre long section of towpath, will create a new pushchair and wheelchair friendly walkway on the Grand Union Canal in Berkhamsted from Castle Sreet to the Waitrose footbridge.
We're carrying out this £86,000 project in partnership with Hertfordshire Country Council and Berkhamsted Town Council.
James Clifton, enterprise manager for the Canal & River Trust, said: “This stretch of towpath is extremely popular with walkers, cyclists and dog walkers but, over the years, has suffered from wear and tear. It is ready for resurfacing, as it can be quite muddy and wet in places, so we are delighted this improvement is going ahead.”
Cllr Ian Reay, from Hertfordshire County Council, said: “The canal in this area is popular for both residents and visitors alike. The improvement to the towpath will make a massive difference and hopefully encourage local people onto the towpath, whether by foot, bicycle, wheelchair or pram.”
Cllr David Collins from Berkhamsted Town council adds: “Local people really value having the canal right on their doorstep and with these improvements I hope more people will use these wonderfully historic routes to get out and enjoy the outdoors.”
Emergency appeal launched following breach on the Middlewich branch of the Shropshire Union Canal
23 March 2018
Try canal boating at Drifters national open day
22 March 2018
Heritage transport plaque awarded to Froghall Basin on Caldon Canal
'Plasberg' eyesore removed from River Aire
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