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
As people look for healthy ways to de-stress after a busy day at work, we’re seeing a huge rise in questions about canal fishing in towns and cities. How easy is it? What do people need? Here are our tips for you budding urban anglers.
Our canals and rivers are popular with anglers and canoeists alike. Some people choose to combine their hobbies and indulge in a spot of fishing from their kayak.
Next up in Jim Baxter's series on the top 12 waggler heroes is the incomparable Ivan Marks.
New to fishing or want to know more about fishing on our canals and rivers? Here are some of the questions we often get asked, and the answers you need.
The Shropshire Union Canal is a charmingly rural and isolated waterway for much of its length. With stretches where there are no towns for miles, it is a great place to take time out.
Fishing on our canals and rivers is a great way to unwind and spend time in the fresh air. Our fisheries and angling team have all the information you need to get started in six easy steps.
How many of us are guilty of making the same resolutions each year and then not keeping them? To help get 2021 started in the best possible way, we've listed some of the most commonly broken resolutions along with some more realistic alternatives.
Working with the Inland Waterways Association and volunteers we've created a map showing how the waterway network grew, then shrank over time and how today many groups are working to restore some of our waterways.
John Ellis met Sam Hardman at the Perdiswell IWA national rally, and somehow sensed he had not seen the last of the young fellow. This is Sam’s fishing story courtesy of his Dad, and now fishing chauffeur.
This article is brought to us by a very proud Mum, Becky.