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
Lock 39, Startops End, Marsworth, Tring, Hertfordshire, HP23 4LJ
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Tring Reservoirs are open all year round
Once you're parked up, it won't cost you a thing
For customers of the local pub/café
Discover Tring Reservoirs, a Site of Special Scientific Interest, managed by Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust, famous for its wildlife. Explore the towpaths of the Wendover and Aylesbury Canal Arms of the Grand Union Canal and visit the pretty villages of Marsworth and Wilstone. Take the family to run off steam, get a breath of fresh air and soak up the natural environment. And why not start up and finish off with a picnic or a pub lunch?
Fishing at Tring
Tring Reservoirs are one of commercial fisheries. Famous for monster tench, find out more about opening times, prices and permits
There are plenty of grassy areas to have a picnic
Tring Reservoirs are renowned for their birdlife. Great Crested Grebes, swans and herons are usually on view, and in winter there are many kinds of ducks and a huge gull roost. In autumn the mud banks provide a ‘bed and breakfast' stop for waders migrating southwards. Be sure to pack your nature spotting guide and binoculars!
By car - Tring reservoirs are just off te A41 between Aylesbury and Hemel Hempstead. There is a Pay & Display car park at Startops Reservoir
By train - Tring station is 2.5 miles away, you can get there by walking along the canal
By boat - There are some permanent moorings in a marina and some temporary moorings along the canal
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Nine regions to choose from - over 120 fantastic places to visit
Grand Union Canal
Marsworth is at the Aylesbury Arm junction