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
Please be aware that there will be a mooring suspension for one boat length at each of the following locations;
Ferry Lane Estate, 23a Pimm’s Brook LN-009-004 & Ferry Lane Estate, Railway Bridge 23a LN-010-001
Edmonton, Chalk Bridge (27) LN-012-002 & Edmonton, OHX Sewer LN-012-001
Enfield, Smeaton Rd Bridge LN-020-001 & Enfield Lock 13, Enfield Lock LN-019-008
Suspension for performance of ‘The River Ramblers’ by Face Front theatre company, as part of the Hinterlands Arts programme taking place in Enfield and Tottenham in 2021. .
The Trust is looking for Volunteers to assist with a New Welcome Station at Harecastle Tunnel, situated on the Trent and Mersey Canal in Stoke on Trent. Providing Information about the Canal and River Trust and Local areas. Assisting with the small shop selling refreshments an Merchandise. Some site maintenance will be required to ensure the Welcome station and surrounding area is kept clean and tidy throughout the day.
If you're planning an event on the our waterways take a look at our FAQs.
9 August 2022
Calling all young engineers, put your skills to good use by enrolling in these free workshop’s at Anderton Boat Lift. Ages 7 to 10. Booking essential.
23 August 2022
Join our team on this award winning 60km ultra marathon through beautiful Warwickshire countryside.
Learn the basics of canal fishing as professional angling club members share their skills with you.
Our canals and rivers run through diverse communities, and we want everyone who uses them to feel safe and welcome. As allies for the LGBTQ+ community, we showed our support by attending Birmingham Pride 2021.
Come and join us on a scenic 10k run through Gloucester.
For this year's event, we’ve teamed up with award-winning garden designer Tracy Foster, who has created a ‘Message in a Bottle’ garden inspired by our Plastics Challenge.