Making life better by water
Find out how our expert teams work together to make life better by water
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
Summer safety by the water
As the weather is warming up we want everyone to enjoy our canals in the safest possible way
As the weather is warming up we want everyone to be able to enjoy our canals and rivers in the safest possible way
Stoppages and notices
We're continually carrying out work to improve our canals and rivers. Find out if we're working along your route before you set off on a boat trip
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.
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
Enjoy the stories of people that live, visit or work on our canals and rivers.
Ros, Tina & Alison, Devizes Wharf
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.
Heidi & Captain Pugwash, Merry Hill
Give us an Arrrrrrrr! The Pirate Boat has lots of nautical-themed toys for little pirates, as well as ice creams, freshly baked cupcakes, and themed teas and coffees, arrrrrrrrrr!
Jacqui, Caen Hill Locks
My mum used to say about me: "On it, in it, by it, I have to be somewhere near water." We haven't looked back, we haven't regretted it at all!
Mandi & Dave, Pontcysyllte Aqueduct
People come to our new café boat from all across the world and from around the corner!
Geoff, Phantom & Bebba, Llangollen Canal
It's just staggering how beautiful this area is. I've been coming down from the north for years because I've been mountain climbing in Wales - but this area on the Llangollen Canal is just delightful.
Mo, Alan, Isaac, Ben & Emily, Pontcysyllte Aqueduct
It's our first time at the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct today. We've come for a day out with our grandchildren.
Dewi, Pontcysyllte Aqueduct
When I first came here four years ago there was snow all across the landscape and it was just beautiful.
Ifan & Taffy, Llangollen Wharf
What I love about my job on the canal is working with the horses. I love animals. This is my second season working at Llangollen Wharf with the horse-drawn boat trips...
Joan, Caen Hill, Devizes
I used to live in America and I had nothing to do with canals before I became a volunteer here. I have a lot of fun along the canal now.