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
Could you be a volunteer lock keeper?
Find out what's involved with this popular volunteering opportunity
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 work is required of the instalation developer and will facilitate the next stage of meter max installations. Works will include breaking ground and the connection of earthing spikes.
Please see below our current advertised business mooring availability.
The construction of the mooring area can take many forms dependent on the site conditions. Normally, a basin is separated from the waterway by a narrow mouth which has grooves for stop planks, thus allowing the basin to be isolated from the canal. To protect the integrity of our waterway, the width of the separating bank between the waterway and the mooring void must be adequate, assuming that either the waterway is full and the void is dewatered or vice versa.
You'll find visitor mooring information for some of our favourite places to visit. The maps include details of the boat services available at each mooring.
Skipton, Gallows Bridge, Kirkstall Brewery, Sowerby Bridge, Brighouse, Fall Ings, Hebden Bridge and Ripon visitor moorings
The Canal & River Trust and Islington Council have launched the trial ‘eco-mooring’ zone for visiting boats between King's Cross and Angel, either side of the Islington Tunnel on the Regent’s Canal.
Our canal fishing expert Simon Mottram (aka Motty) shares his hints and tips in this video series to help you improve your skills. In this video Motty covers feeding and encouraging fish when you're fishing opposite moored canal boats.
Off-line mooring and marina developments on our waterways require our agreement to connect and gain access to our waterway network, which is why we ask developers to complete an application process.
We're working closely with the London Borough of Islington to provide the first eco visitor moorings in the country on Clean Air Day 2021.