Read the story of how the Canal & River Trust came to be
Work for us
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've been awarded the Carbon Trust Standard, a certification that recognises our achievements to reduce our carbon footprint.
The award recognises that we cut emissions by 13.5 per cent between 2012 and 2014, which is equivalent to an annual reduction of around 3,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide.
In total we have achieved a 26 per cent reduction in emissions since 2010, exceeding our Carbon Management Plan target of 25 per cent, one year ahead of schedule.
Things we have done to make the improvement include:
Ian Jarvis, financial controller at the Canal & River Trust, said: “We are delighted our efforts have been recognised by the Carbon Trust. Reducing our carbon footprint is hugely important for the environment, it also saves us money that we can put towards improving the waterways.
"With staff working across 2,000 miles of waterways, managing major infrastructure and property, our footprint has the potential to be high, if it went unchecked. That’s why this process has been so important. Cutting it down is something that has been embraced by all our teams and we are continuing to look for opportunities to reduce it further.”
The Carbon Trust is a not-for-profit company that helps organisations reduce their carbon emissions and become more resource efficient. The Carbon Trust Standard is the leading independent certification of an organisation’s carbon impact, with over 1,100 organisations having now been certified around the world.
Awarded to recognise best-practice and real achievements in reduction, the Standard helps organisations to measure, manage and reducetheir environmental impact. More details about the Carbon Trust Standard are available at http://www.carbontrust.com/standard
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