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.
Anyone for a butty and a brew sitting and relaxing by our wonderful canals? We've got some very tasty treats on the table down at our Watersedge Café this year.
Watersedge cafe is open daily from 9.30 am until 4.pm (Weekdays) 5pm (weekends)
On Bank Holidays we get a bit special and replace our usual Watersedge menu with our 'Bank Holiday Picnic'. There’s picnic-style food including sandwiches, salad boxes, fresh fruit and more!
(Please note we use a wide variety of ingredients in our kitchen, some may contain allergens and we try our best to avoid cross-contamination. If you have a specific allergy or dietary need just let us know when you order.)
You’ll find plenty of indoor and outdoor seating and picnic areas to enjoy your food. Don’t worry, if you’re pushing a pram or a wheelchair user, you’ll find a ramp into our Watersedge Café.
Please note: we have a dog friendly indoor area. Only guide dogs permitted in other areas of the building. Water Bowls are available on request.
Bacon, sausage or veg sausage sandwich plus tea or coffee for £4.50 all day all weekend.
We have a soft play area in the Watersedge Cafe and a small play area just outside. Perfect for those grab a brew and relax moments while yu're waiting to board one of our boat trips!
Last date edited: 13 March 2018