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.
Planning your visit
History & Heritage
Things to do or see
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
Certificate of Excellence 2017
Download your free local map
Canal & River Trust, Birmingham Office, 22 Cambrian House, King Edwards Road, Birmingham, B1 2AN
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Towpath open every day. Our office is open 8:30am - 16:00pm, Monday to Friday
Once you're parked up, it won't cost you a thing
The nearest toilets are in Brindley Place
Brummies will tell you they have more miles of canal than Venice. You decide. Start in the heart - Brindley Place. And while you're there ask yourself why it's call 'Brindley Place'. Head on through the Gas Street Basin area and onwards - you've over 100 minles of Birmingham's central canal network to explore!
Birmingham's waterways make the ideal escape to unwind in the middle of the busy city. Whether you want something active like cycling, canoeing or the vibrant waterfront bars and resturants. Just want to admire the historic architecture and passing boats. Or seeking an afternoon of relaxation on a tranquil boat trip down the canal, Birmingham will not disappoint.
Why not stop by our office on the towpath at Cumbrian House for boating information, leaflets and guides.
Take to the towpath:
Places to eat:
While this is the city centre, remember to feed the swans, coots and ducks something healthy. And you may even be lucky enough to see a Black Redstart or Peregrine Falcon!
By car - there is lots of pay & display car parking around the city centre - nearest to the canals is Barclaycard Arena or Brindley Place
By train - Birminham New Street station is a 15 walk to our office and even shorter to Gast Street Basin
By boat - Brindley Place and Gast Street Basin are part of the famous Birmingham boating ring
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