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.
Would you like to volunteer with us? Our team of volunteers love to keep active, meet new friends and do their bit to keep their local canal a special place.
Our volunteers help with all aspects of our work, so we always have a large variety of roles available. Take a look to see which one would suit you. Search for your perfect role
Meet our student volunteers
Read their stories during Student Volunteering Week
Adopt a canal
Could you adopt a stretch of your local canal or river and help it to thrive?
Sign up today
Support the canals by helping us in all aspects of our work. Search for a role near you
Join in the fun
Our Towpath Taskforce teams help us to transform canals up and down the country. Find your nearest team
So many ways to volunteer
On the towpath or in the office, once in a while or every day, our volunteers help us out in a million different ways. Read on to find out how you can get involved.