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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 rented a canal boat together for this week. We’re a group of six ladies, and we three met when we were at University in Portsmouth, so we've known each other for the last 40-something years!
We stay in touch, and it doesn't seem to matter how long it's been since we've seen each other, there's an instant connection. I think it's because we know such a lot about each other.
The last time we met up was to go walking together in La Gomera, so this time we're having fun boating. Ros is a passionate canal boater, she's done a bit more than the rest of us. She did it as a child and a few years ago she went cruising around the canals with her husband for a few months.
Both Ros and Alison are very boaty and have just spent six weeks in the Greek Islands on a yacht together and are about to go again! Ros was even involved in Weymouth 2012 and her son Giles won an Olympic Gold Medal for sailing in the Finn class last year in Rio!
We're only two days into our holiday so far and we've already seen an amazing sunrise over the water! Not all of us can wake up that early, but Tina is a keen photographer so she knows sunrise and sunset are the best times for canal photos.
We’ve just stopped for a cuppa and a quick visit here to the Kennet & Avon Canal Trust Museum. Tonight we're looking forward to drinking something fizzy at the Bridge pub at Horton. Then the next stop will be Pewsey Wharf, where we're planning a circular walk from the canal up to the Giant's Grave, an ancient burial ground.
We’re having great fun, but between our start at Monkton Combe and here at Devizes, the highlight so far has got to be our teamwork taking the boat up the Caen Hill Lock Flight!
Ros, Tina & Alison, Devizes Wharf, Devizes, Kennet & Avon Canal
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