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 & see
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282-284 Arkwright Street, Trent Bridge, Nottingham, NG2 2GR
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Once you're parked up, it won't cost you a thing
For customers of the local pub/café
Victoria Embankment is a grand, landscaped park alongside the mighty River Trent in Nottingham. It's the place to take all the family for a Sunday afternoon promenade, and then reward with a well-deserved ice-cream from the little kiosk near the bridge.
Either take a boat trip or use the river viewing platform to watch the boats, while soaking in the historic Trent Bridge. Yes, it's a real bridge, not just the very famous cricket grounds.
It's a super place to feed the ducks and geese or just sit and relax at one of the many local pubs en-route. You'll even find a great play area for the little ones at Memorial Gardens on the west side of the river.
Take a picnic to the Memorial Gardens and enjoy the peaceful surrounding on the banks of a great river in the middle of a city
The banks of the River Trent here are teeming with ducks and geese, so there are lots of opportunities to take some feed and get close to these wonderful water birds (as long as you remember not to feed them bread - see our healthy ducks page for six things you didn't know you could feed ducks)
By car - there's lots of parking roadside on Victoria Embankment
By train - Nottingham Station is a 15 minute walk along the towpath of the Nottingham & Beeston Canal to where it joins the River Trent and the start of the embankment
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