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
Our towpath improvement project on the Grand Union Canal in Leighton Buzzard will provide a better path for people to access the health and wellbeing benefits of being by water.
Volunteering on the towpath is a great way to get outside, get some exercise, meet new friends and really make a difference to your community.
A remarkable bit of history from Sankey Canal about a local swimming spot and some hungry fish.
The Aylesbury Arm of the Grand Union Canal was completed in 1815. Today you can use it as a great way to get out and about on our local canals and waterways every day.
Following the five ways to wellbeing can help us feel happier and healthier, and to bounce back more easily from stressful events.
The Black Country Blue Network will increase and improve wildlife habitats in and around the canals, streams and rivers in Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton.
Britain’s canals and rivers are experiencing a new renaissance, thanks to significant public and private investment and the effort of countless volunteers. However, the proposed route of the High Speed Rail Network (HS2) will change the waterway landscape forever, affecting 17 canals, three river navigations and four waterways planned for restoration.
5 August 2022
Come and join us for some fun on the water.
We want you to enjoy your visit to our canals and rivers, so we work hard to keep them safe and welcoming. Although rare, incidents and accidents sometimes happen. When they do, it’s very important for us to find out as much as possible about these events to help us to continue to keep the waterways safe.
We’re #GamesOn and showcasing our canals during 2022 to build a legacy for the future. We have a wide range of opportunities for corporate partners to join us.