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.
14 February 2018
A paddleboarding yoga group has answered our call to help keep Nottinghamshire’s waterways clear of rubbish.
12 February 2018
People in Nottingham are being invited to see their local canals in a whole new light at a special event taking place as part of the city’s Light Night celebrations.
9 February 2018
A group of primary school children from Newbury have been working with us to encourage visitors to the Kennet & Avon Canal to stop dropping litter along the waterway.
7 February 2018
The reconstruction of Elland Bridge, which was catastrophically damaged in the 2015 Boxing Day floods, has been shortlisted by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) in its Yorkshire and Humber regional awards.
6 February 2018
All dogs and their owners are invited to join a mass morning dog walk in Nantwich. Starting at 10.30am, the free Doggy-Do-Dahs event is along the Shropshire Union Canal on Saturday 17 February.
1 February 2018
We are carrying out £30,000 of vital repairs to Anderton Boat Lift - a scheduled ancient monument near Northwich in Cheshire.
We have joined forces with the West Midlands police to launch a new neighbourhood watch scheme on the region’s historic canal network.
We're asking you to share your favourite pictures of the famous Caen Hill Lock flight on the Kennet & Avon Canal as part of a photo competition to ‘Share the Love’ for this popular canal.
30 January 2018
A unique arts event on Friday 2 February, as part of National Storytelling Week, will see a free public open weekend on the 3 and 4 February. Plus, new, handmade lock gates are being installed at the first lock on the Aire & Calder Navigation at Leeds Dock.
26 January 2018
delighted to have attended the 2018 People’s Postcode Lottery annual Charity Gala where it was announced that £93.4 million was awarded to charities and good causes in 2017 – thanks to players of People’s Postcode Lottery.