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 enjoy our canals in the safest possible way
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
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
Desmond Family Canoe Trail
If you're aged 16-25 and would like to get involved with this exciting project, please get in touch
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 legacy
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
Now that the government has eased restrictions on recreation, you are allowed to take part in paddle sports either alone, with members of your household, or with up to five other people from outside your household.
Exploring our canals and rivers by canoe can help you get fit, closer to nature and allows you to experience our waterways from a totally new angle.
Jo McCallion has been paddle boarding with her children for over three years. Have a look at her top tips for paddle boarding with the family.
The Desmond Family Canoe Trail is the longest of its kind in the UK. A privately funded youth engagement project, spanning over 160 miles from Liverpool to Goole.
This July, Jo Moseley is paddleboarding 162 miles on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal along the Desmond Family Canoe Trail.
The diverse natural environment of our canals and rivers is one of the reasons they are such special places to canoe. Take to the water and you’ll get right up close to some of the country’s finest and rarest wildlife.
Canoeing is something that almost everyone can take part in. Whether you’re a complete beginner or a professional paddler, why don’t you take to the water and check out some spooky trails this Halloween?
The Trust is currently opening a Volunteer opportunity to start in March 2021 for Experienced/ Qualified Paddle Sports Leaders looking to increase their skills/ experience buy volunteering to lead individuals or groups during Paddle Sports events on Stoke on Trent Canals.