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
Advice Notice – contractors are undertaking works to install piling and mooring pontoons at existing moorings located at Tumbling Bay, Star Street, Ware, SG12 7AW on the River Lee. Navigation will not be affected.
Refurbishment and Improvement works to the waterway wall and moorings at the Lisson Grove mooring site. Works will be undertaken by Land and Water Services using floating plant.
Volunteers are going to be renovating the workshop near Welford 48 hour moorings. This will start on the 21st April, and will take approximately 3 months.
I was very much thrown in at the deep end (if you'll excuse the pun) of the south east visitor mooring project. Although I had arrived after the 'very heated' consultation on the proposals to change stay times at lots of short-stay visitor moorings had ended, and the initial plans were being scaled back, there was still a lot of the strong views from boaters about the issue.
National Grid contractors will be undertaking painting works to x2 NG towers near to Stonebridge Moorings. Cleaning of existing tower steel work will be undertaken followed by undercoat and topcoat painting on tower tops and tower arms.
The last 20 years has seen steady growth in boat ownership on our waterways. Boats require secure long-term moorings and we work with private landowners and developers to facilitate quality inland marinas to meet future requirements.
The picturesque Oxford Canal meanders slowly through the countryside, free from large-scale development. Most of the settlements along its length are pretty villages such as Thrupp, Cropredy and Aynho - all popular mooring spots for narrowboats.
This is the second in a series of features about dredging the canals, the hows and whys, and a bit of waterway history. This time we take a look at the navigational constraints on developing more casual towpath moorings: factors we have to take into account when planning our dredging projects.
1 day mooring suspension for us to deliver and instal floating ecosystems in Park Royal. .