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.
This is Monty the labrador and Maisie the terrier. Monty is 13 and a half years old now and he's had a lot of trouble, but he's still going strong. In summer Monty likes to go for a swim but he's getting too old for that now really! We walk down this canal every day because the dogs can run around and it's so nice for them, even old Monty. My house is right by the canal so it's really easy to get here.
Monty was my birthday present! He's definitely doing well for his age. I'd say Monty is a proper farm dog. We have family friends who have a working farm, and that's where Monty came from. He even sometimes goes shooting with my Dad.
Maisie was a baby when we got her first, she was very cuddly! We rescued her, but even though she had a difficult start in her life she's no trouble. We got her from London where my Dad had bought a shop - the previous owners had her, but she didn't get along with their other dogs, so they gave her to my Dad.
Maisie isn't as interested in swimming as Monty, but they both really enjoy walking alongside the water, it's really free and nice for them.
Monty & Maisie, Staverton, Kennet & Avon Canal
Go for a walk
Find your nearest canalside stroll, perfect for those with two legs and those with four