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
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Summer and winter lock opening times for the locks at Frankton on the Montgomery Canal.
Frankton Locks are operated from 12-2pm daily. Booking required 48hrs prior to passage during winter period.
SUMMER OPENING TIMES 2019
Thursday 21st March 2019 to Sunday 3rd November 2019
Lock opening times 12 noon until 2pm Monday to Sunday 7 days a week (Including Bank Holidays)
Booking is required for passage through the locks. Customers can book any day in advance but no later than 10am on the day of passage*
Only boats with a booking will be allowed through the locks.
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.
Last Updated: 21 March 2017
The annual Montgomery Canal Triathlon is taking place on Saturday 18th May 2019 on the Montgomery Canal so please be advised theremay be some minor disruption to both canal and towpath users. The event will start at Newtown (Off the Severn Way by Dolanog Road) and finish at The Weston Arm, by Welsh Frankton.
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.
This year the Birmingham Canal Navigation's (BCN) is celebrating it's 250th birthday. As part of the celebration of this special birthday we are working in partnership with the BCN Society to hold a number of events along the canals in Birmingham and the Black Country.
Getting games ready.