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 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
Winter open days
Our open days offer a different perspective of our waterways, a behind-the-scenes look at the great work we do. A free day out for all the family.
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
Wellbeing with Well-B
Discover how you can recharge when spending time by water
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?
Volunteering in partnership
Want to make a real difference to your community? You could join over 400 groups who volunteer with us every year
100% of your donation will be used to make life better by water
Canals are better with Friends
Becoming a Friend by making a monthly donation is one of the most effective ways to support our work
Leave a gift in your Will
Will you leave a gift in your Will to keep the canals and rivers you care about alive?
Give in memory
Celebrate the life of a loved one by giving a gift in their memory
Give in celebration
Got a favourite place in mind? Dedicate it in celebration of a loved one today
Make a difference to the wellbeing of your community
We care for our supporters
We are caring and open and aim to put our supporters at the heart of everything we do
Use My Location
Overnight winds have brought a tree down across the canal and there is insufficient space to navigate around. We are currently mobilising a team to attend and remove the tree as soon a possible.
A tree has fallen blocking the navigation, passage between Newlay Lock and Bridge 219 is not possible at this time. Contractors are attending site to remove the tree.
A fallen tree is blocking the navigation between bridge 11 and bridge 12 – Castle Marina. Our team are assessing the tree and will remove it from the navigation as soon as possible.
There is a fallen tree blocking the towpath 500 yards from Bacon Lane Bridge towards Sheffield. We have notified Contractors to remove the tree as soon as possible.
A large tree has fallen across the canal by bridge 83. The towpath has been cleared, however specialist equipment is required in order to remove the tree entirely.
The navigation and towpath are closed due to large windblown trees at Bridge 28 W. Our contractors have been contacted and will be attending this location to remove the fallen trees on 2nd December.
A tree has fallen across the navigation between Wharf Bridge 25 and Foxwell's Bridge 26 on the Ashby canal. The tree is blocking the canal.
There is a tree down between bridge 41 and 42 on the Ashby canal. The tree is obstructing the navigation, however boats can still pass with care.
The canal is closed to navigation whist contractors clear a fallen Willow tree. Contrcators are on site.
A tree has fallen blocking navigation by bridge 110. Contractors have informed us they are currently working to remove another fallen tree elsewhere on the navigation and will be on site to remove this tree as soon as they are able.