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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.
We’re looking for your views on how the Shropshire Union Canal can be made even better for local people and tourists to enjoy.
We’d like to hear from residents, visitors and local businesses, and will be hosting a community drop-in consultation event at the Lord Combermere pub in Audlem on Thursday 7 September between 2pm and 3.30pm.
Access to the canal, quality of the towpath, car parking and other visitor facilities are all topics for discussion.
Ani Sutton, local development and engagement manager with the Canal & River Trust, explained: “Audlem is a popular mooring place for boaters and a beautiful waterside location for enjoying a walk, cycle or stopping off for a pub meal.
“We want to get the views of residents and regular visitors about what more they would like to see and how we can all work together to improve the canal. Is there anything else that would help to enhance their experience of this beautiful waterway?”
For anyone unable to attend the consultation event, ideas and suggestions can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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