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
We're saying #ThanksToYou to National Lottery players with exciting offers at our museums and attractions between 19 and 27 March.
A joint venture with the National Trust will see a unique and historic building, the Roundhouse Birmingham, become a lively place for city exploration and adventure.
We want to help you assess the appropriateness of waterside development close to our network. Due to the multi-functional nature of the waterways, there are a wide range of planning matters relevant to them.
Eliza from our Explorers team uses a children's sand tray to explain how canals were built and bring history to life.
The 87 mile Kennet & Avon Canal forms part of the longer 500-mile Great West Way®. Here's a little bit more about how we're involved and what you can discover on your trip from Bristol to London (or back again).
If you've not got hold of our printed River Severn navigation guide from one of our offices, you can download a copy below
Using our canals as part of your daily commute can give you a sense of wellbeing that no car or bus journey could. Our 2,000 miles of towpaths are open all day, every day so you can use them to walk, run or cycle whenever you need them.
Do you dare to stand on the top of the Anderton Boat Lift?
The second part of our fishing series looks at plumbing the depth, which means finding out how deep the canal is.
Take a look at the connections between war and the waterways, and the impact that war had on the people, places and heritage of our canals and rivers.