Making life better by water
Find out how our expert teams work together to make life better by water
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
Summer safety by the water
As the weather is warming up we want everyone to enjoy our canals in the safest possible way
As the weather is warming up we want everyone to be able to enjoy our canals and rivers in the safest possible way
Stoppages and notices
We're continually carrying out work to improve our canals and rivers. Find out if we're working along your route before you set off on a boat trip
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.
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
Stay up to date.
4 June 2018
Over 26,000 people visited the 19th Crick Boat Show, which took place at Crick Marina near Daventry in Northamptonshire, 26-28 May.
Local Northchurch resident David Legg has adopted a swing bridge on the Grand Union Canal, volunteering to help look after his local stretch of waterway.
Ten days of art, music, dance, poetry, food, and drink are coming to Worcester this June, with a specially built shimmering pavilion taking centre stage in South Quay.
The restoration of Walbut Lock on Pocklington Canal is now complete, meaning this summer a further two miles of the waterway will become navigable for the first time in nearly a century.
29 May 2018
Visitors to the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal World Heritage Site, at Trevor Basin in North Wales, should find parking at peak times much easier, thanks to new arrangements we've introduced this spring.
24 May 2018
Eight canal boats, weighing up to 30 tonnes each, have been craned into Crick Marina ready for the 19th Crick Boat Show.
23 May 2018
Dr Lidington MP visits the important community work to resurface and improve sections of the towpath.
We’re setting out how our former industrial waterways can improve the wellbeing of millions of people. Our canals and rivers run through some of the most heavily populated communities in England and Wales, providing accessible green and blue space where it’s needed the most.
21 May 2018
The latest fish monitoring studies at Tees Barrage have revealed how seals can be put off from catching salmon with a certain sound.
A group of students from Hope College are working with us to tackle the thorny issue of declining hedgehog numbers by providing the small mammals with purpose-built homes.