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
21 May 2022 to 21 May 2023
This event has been postponed until further notice.
Every winter we replace lock gates, dredge to ensure the water is deep enough for boats, undertake maintenance on our mechanical structures, and carry out a host of other heritage repairs and tasks to keep the network open and help ensure its resilience to climate change.
Due to the current situation with Coronavirus, this is on hold at the moment. If you sign up, we’ll endeavour to update you as soon as we can. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause"
Due to the current situation with Coronavirus, this is on hold at the moment. If you sign up, we’ll endeavour to update you as soon as we can. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
This idyllic rural waterway is one of our top canals for wildlife in the country. Once threatened, the canal was saved by the work of energetic local volunteers and campaigners, and is now home to three Sites of Special Scientific Interest.
The Dudley Canal was built to serve the industrial area to the west of Dudley, and later to connect the canal system to the east of the town. The famously claustrophobic Dudley Tunnel is a powerful reminder of the canal’s history.
The legacy of this river navigation’s industrial history has been, in many places, the creation of special places for nature to flourish.
The Walsall Canal is fast becoming an example of an urban waterway revived. The canal has been cleaned up and the environment improved, making it a true haven for local people.
The Kingswood Arm is an extremely short section of the Stratford Canal, linking it with the Warwick & Birmingham Canal (now the Grand Union Canal).
Let’s Fish! End of Season Team Event 2021