Read the story of how the Canal & River Trust came to be
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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.
In June, Great Canal Journeys came to film on our beautiful Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal (Mon & Brec) complete with its stars Timothy West and Prunela Scales. As an amateur historian and archivist for the Mon & Brec, and one of the South Wales & Severn Waterways volunteer partnership partners, I had been working with them for a couple of months prior to filming looking at locations and the canal’s history. The production team even referenced my book ‘The Mon & Brec Guide’ for the programme. As you can see I filmed with them at Llanfoist and can I say what a charming couple they are.
From Llanfoist they wanted to film the Pwll Du tram road up at the site of the old Garnddyrys Forge. Unfortunately, it was so windy it was too dangerous to get them out of the car. It was a most enjoyable day.
The boat was lent by Castle Narrow Boats driven by Ken Drew and the smaller boat was driven by Dave Allen of Dragonfly Cruises. As you can see Dave couldn't wait to photo bomb the ‘stars’ as did Dave Morgan, our South Wales & Severn development and enterprise manager.
Catch up with Tim and Pru on their Great Canal Journeys.
Phil Hughes, South Wales & Severn Partnership volunteer