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 come from Singapore for this boating holiday. I love England and I know it quite well because I studied in London. My son and his family live in Tewkesbury now, so we're all here on holiday together this week.
When my son first came to live in England I didn't miss him, I just travelled to see him! I have another son and he lives in Australia, so I visit him too. I think I'm lucky that my sons have moved so far away from me in Singapore because it means I get to travel a lot to see them both!
We're only half way up the flight, and there are 30 locks in the whole flight! Some of these locks are a bit stiff but it's not really exhausting for us because we have a clever system of doing six locks each and then swapping our crew's jobs!
Our dog was a bit flustered for the first few days of our holiday because she wasn't sure about some of us being on the boat and some of us being out working the locks. But she's ok now she's sussed the whole system. She knows not to go in the water too. She swims like a fish, but we think it's a bit too dangerous for a dog to go in the canal. Come on Tegen, you need to be in the photo!"
Geri, Albert, Nicola, Louis, Trevelyan, Morwenna, Verity (& Tegen), Tardebigge Flight, Worcester & Birmingham Canal
Family Days Out
We’re proud to have hundreds of wonderful waterside places to visit where lasting memories are made.