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
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.
Stay up to date.
16 January 2018
We're joining forces with Salford University on a ground-breaking project to test the quality of wildlife habitats and biodiversity of the Huddersfield Narrow Canal.
People in the East Midlands are being invited to put forward ideas for small projects that will make a big difference on their local waterways. We will help to make some of the best suggestions a reality.
12 January 2018
A public consultation into future development around the canal World Heritage Site at Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, in North Wales, continues with an extra event on Monday 22 January 2018.
We've just reeled in a new angling club to fish the beautiful waters of the Montgomery Canal in Powys.
11 January 2018
The popular Stillwater Championships, organised by us and the Angling Trust are returning for 2018 with a brand-new name and format.
Members of the public and community groups are being given the opportunity to run a popular fishery on the Chesterfield Canal.
The Poetry Society and the Canal & River Trust are delighted to announce the appointment of Britain’s new Canal Laureate 2018, Nancy Campbell.
8 January 2018
We're calling on people across Yorkshire to support the region’s canals by becoming a volunteer lock keeper.
3 January 2018
Alperton residents are being encouraged to roll up their sleeves and help improve their local canal this new year.
2 January 2018
We're looking for people who want a new challenge for 2018 and love working with children to help our education team bring our Tees Barrage to life.