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
This guide is to advise suppliers on how they can sell their products and services to us.
Our property development team help support our waterways by identifying, improving and releasing properties with development potential.
Find out more about HS2 and our waterways
The Lee Navigation between Old Ford Lock and Tottenham Lock is the only stretch of the Canal & River Trust's waterways in London still used regularly by rowers. Rowing clubs have been active here since the 1880s.
Escape the crush for a while with an excursion along the charming Caldon Canal. Experienced boaters share what's good to know about this canal less-traveled.
Whether you’re a boater looking for the nearest mooring or want to plan your route during our winter stoppages, or you're on foot or bike on our towpaths, here's how to use our maps to plan your journey on our canals and rivers.
Our writing competition is now closed for new entries. Thank you all for sharing your stories with us.
John Harding talks about fishing his favourite stretch of canal, the Shropshire Union Canal at Croughton.
Our ecologists work hard to make sure our waterways are diverse and provide good habitats for a huge range of plants year-round. Take advantage of the sloes growing along our canals during autumn and you could use what you pick to make sloe gin.
This Valentine’s Day, join us and the Climate Coalition in Showing the Love to the special environment of our canals and rivers.