Read the story of how the Canal & River Trust came to be
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
Planning & design
All you need to know about planning and design on our canals and rivers
Find a winter mooring
Find a cosy section of canal to hunker down in this winter
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
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.
Find your favourite waterway
With over 95 canals, rivers, reservoirs, docks and navigations, find out more about your favourite waterway
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?
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
We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.
Both the the Freedom of Information Act and the Environmental Information Regulations recognise that there will be valid reasons why some kinds of information may be withheld. This means that sometimes we won't provide you with all the the information you have requested.
Exemptions exist to protect information that should not be disclosed, for example because disclosing it would be harmful to another person or it would be against the public interest. Sometimes exemptions are applied to all the information requested and other times the exemption may apply to only part of the information requested. If we are disclosing partial information we will remove (or 'redact') the exempt information.
Some examples of reasons that we may not send you the information you have requested are:
For some exemptions we must consider whether the public interest in withholding the information outweighs the public interest in releasing it. If we decide that the information cannot be released we will tell you and explain why.
We are not obliged to deal with vexatious or repeated requests. Where we have previously responded to a request we are not then obliged to comply with a subsequent identical or substantially similar request from that same person unless a reasonable interval has elapsed between the requests.
When deciding whether a request is vexatious, we will consider a number of different factors, including:
If the cost of locating, retrieving and extracting the information you have requested exceeds the appropriate limit (£450) prescribed by the FOIA we are also not obliged to respond. Although, in these cases we will try to help you narrow your request so that we are able to respond first.
In addition the FOIA and EIR do not provide the right of access to personal information about yourself. Instead this is available under the Data Protection Act again, subject to certain exemptions, and is known as a subject access request (SAR).
Last date edited: 23 September 2015