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
Summer 2021 Opening Times:
Frankton Locks are open from 9 am to 12 noon daily but it must be pre-booked online. (Book your passage online here) Before you commence your booking, please check that your craft is within the maximum dimensions which can be found here.
New 2020 Season Opening Times:
9 am - 12 noon daily
Before you commence your booking, please check that your craft is within the maximum dimensions which can be found here. Please note that a return passage must be booked a maximum of 14 days after you have entered on to the Montgomery Canal.
Winter Season 2020 / 2021
Booking is required 48 hours prior to passage. Opening Times: 9am - 12 noon daily.
We're both happy when we're here! I volunteer at Grindley Brook one day a week and work as a Canal & River Trust part-time lockkeeper at Frankton Locks too.
Winter Season 2021/ 2022
Frankton Locks are operated from 9am to 12 noon daily. Booking is required 48 hours prior to passage during winter period.
Last Updated: 21 March 2017
Wildlife thrives along the Montgomery Canal. It's one of the most important canals in the country for nature, much of it is a Site of Special Scientific Interest and the Welsh section is of international importance, designated a Special Area of Conservation for its aquatic plants.
Mae bywyd gwyllt yn ffynnu ar hyd Camlas Maldwyn. Hon yw un o’r camlesi pwysicaf yn y wlad o ran byd natur, ac mae rhan helaeth ohoni’n Safle o Ddiddordeb Gwyddonol Arbennig, gyda rhan Cymru o bwysigrwydd rhyngwladol ac wedi’i dynodi’n Ardal Cadwraeth Arbennig am ei phlanhigion dyfrol.
With 154 miles of canals to explore it’s no wonder Staffordshire is affectionally known as the ‘canal county’.
We've secured £3 million to regenerate Titford Pools in Oldbury.