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.
Stay up to date.
14 November 2017
Come and see the canal that runs through the heart of Manchester as you’ve never seen it before.
13 November 2017
We're appealing for more volunteers to help care for the Montgomery and Llangollen canals and protect vital wildlife habitats in mid Wales.
We are reminding all boaters and boating groups to take part in the final stage of our consultation on the future of boat licensing.
10 November 2017
Chirk canal tunnel, Thomas Telford’s 200-year-old engineering masterpiece, goes under the microscope next week as we carry out a vital inspection of one of the centrepieces of the 11 mile Llangollen Canal World Heritage Site.
We're inviting families to celebrate all the wild wonders living on their doorstep with a day of nature-themed activities at Fradley Junction.
We are announcing a number of changes to our executive team. We're seeking to simplify how it works as it aims to ensure a secure, sustainable and positive future for the waterways.
9 November 2017
A series of guided walks is about to give local people the chance to visit one of Birmingham’s most interesting and iconic historic buildings ahead of major restoration works starting in the New Year.
Hundreds of fish were rescued from the Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal near Llanhamlach. The rescue operation was carried out ahead of a project to restore the walls of the 200-year old canal.
7 November 2017
We are delivering a project at Bugsworth Basin in the Peak District, to improve the water flow to the Peak Forest Canal.
6 November 2017
We are getting ready to crown the East Midlands’ favourite waterside pubs, cafes and restaurants as part of our Waterside Hospitality Awards.