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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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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.
Yesterday saw the first in a series of three meetings hosted by the All Parliamentary Group for the Waterways, which focus on how our Waterway Partnerships have developed since their introduction in July 2012.
The Group wants to understand the aims and evolution of the Partnerships as they seek to champion the interests of our inland waterways. Chairman Tony Hales and chief executive Robin Evans gave an update to the group about the progress of the partnerships and how they’re forming relationships within their local communities and making plans for the future of the canals and rivers in their area.
Tony was able to report on the great knowledge and expertise that the Partnerships were bringing to the Trust, the very high calibre of their Chairs and the talented and enthusiastic members they had recruited. He also talked about how the Partnerships were all busy preparing strategic plans to identify their priorities and set out how they were going to improve community engagement, and these were expected to be ready for publication as early as this summer.
The Waterway Partnerships have been in place since July 2012 when the Canal & River Trust was launched. There are 13 Partnerships with one in each of our regions in addition to a partnership dedicated to our museums and attractions and an All Wales Partnership.
The Partnerships comprise a wide range of people with interests and backgrounds in boating, walking, cycling, angling and many other waterway pursuits. The members of each partnership have a wealth of experience in areas such as volunteering, fundraising, environment, heritage and community engagement.
Find out more about our waterway partnerships
Read detailed notes of the first APPG meeting
Boost for rare aquatic plants on Montgomery Canal
21 February 2018
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
New season of half term family fun at Standedge Visitor Centre
Pocklington Canal Amenity Society adopts section of Pocklington Canal
14 February 2018
Paddleboarding yoga group helps tackle litter on Nottingham's waterways