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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
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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
Why we think canals are better with Friends
Become a Friend of the Canal & River Trust today and you’ll open yourself up to new experiences and endless opportunities.
We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.
Tardebigge Lock Flight in Worcestershire has been awarded one of the Transport Trust's Red Wheel plaques, that mark significant heritage sites in Britain’s transport history.
Now a popular visitor destination, Tardebigge is the longest flight in the UK, made up of 30 narrow locks on a two-and-a-quarter-mile stretch of the Worcester & Birmingham Canal.
In addition to the locks, Tardebigge boasts a listed warehouse as well as large limekilns built to supply lime mortar for the brickwork in Tardebigge tunnel.
It's also a key place in waterways history, as it was at Tardebigge that waterway restoration champions LTC Rolt and Robert Aickman decided to form the Inland Waterways Association in 1946, a move which helped transform public attitudes to the nation’s historic canals and paved the way for their revival.
David Viner, heritage advisor at the Canal & River Trust, said: "Tardebigge was where it all turned around for the canals, so it's fantastic to see its important history marked with a Red Wheel.
"The Worcester & Birmingham Canal is celebrating its 200th birthday this year, so it's a perfect time to be looking back at how important the canal was to the area. We're very grateful that nowadays the site has a great team of volunteers helping to look after it who recognise how special it is and give up their time to keep it that way."
Help us look after our historic waterways
Could you spare a few hours to help us protect our canals and rivers so that future generations can enjoy them just as we have?
Lock gates replaced on Berkhamsted Canal
20 February 2018
Pocklington Canal needs you
19 February 2018
North Wales and Borders canals are popular hot spots with boaters
16 February 2018
Plans submitted to transform Finsley Gate into leisure destination and community space
15 February 2018