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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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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.
Today we're announcing the results of our tender for new permanent trade moorings in Paddington Basin and in Little Venice Pool.
Phil Spencer, head of boating business at the Trust, said: “We received many more applications than we were anticipating and took extra time to make sure we could find the best option for this location and for visitors to the canal at Paddington. We are pleased to announce that we have selected British Land, who put forward a creative and competitive bid for two moorings: an independent coffee boat and floating ‘welcome centre’ to give more information about the canals to people visiting the area.
“We also had a fantastic range of bids for moorings in Little Venice, and have created a shortlist of applicants who we want to work with to understand their plans in more detail.
“It’s been really exciting to see the interest in the area and I was impressed by the high quality of boats and the varied and colourful services they offer. Where there is the opportunity we will investigate creating more trade moorings to give even more trade boats the option of a regular or permanent spot.
“I’d like to thank all the applicants and hope to see them out and about on London’s waterways and beyond.”
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Heritage transport plaque awarded to Froghall Basin on Caldon Canal
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Local people sought to help care for the Grantham Canal
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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