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.
Find your ideal volunteer role here.
25 March 2018 Recurring
Bugsworth Basin, SK23 7NE
Heritage, Outdoors, Practical, Regularly
We are looking for volunteers to help us maintain the canal at Bugsworth Basin. This is a Scheduled Ancient Monument and was a busy canal/tramway interchange basin.
Closing Date: 31 March 2018
Hawkesbury Junction, Coventry Canal. Warwickshire
Join the Hawkesbury Junction Towpath Taskforce in tackling a variety of tasks around Exhall and Hawkesbury. All tools and equipment will be provided, together with expert and friendly support and refreshments. Find us at the CRT car park (opposite the Greyhound pub), Sutton Stop, off Grange Road,...
Meet at Moo Headquarters, Limehouse
Join the Lower Regents Coalition in their quest to green and clean the Lower Regent's Canal!
28 March 2018
city Road Lock, Regent's Canal, London
Environment, Outdoors, Practical
Join us on Wednesday 28th March between 10am and 3.30pm at City Road Lock for a satisfying days work at this beautiful spot on the Regents Canal. We'll be cutting back vegetation, collecting litter and painting. All tools and equipment will be provided, together with expert and friendly support and refreshments....
29 March 2018 Recurring
Lune aqueduct nature sit
Join us for a practical day around Lancaster which will include vegetation maintenance work, litter picking and general towpath maintenance.
Closing Date: 30 June 2019
Bath, Kennet & Avon Canal, Somerset
One off or a taster, Outdoors, Practical, Regularly
Towpath Taskforce in the Bath area on the Kennet & Avon Canal with the Canal & River Trust. Recently we've carried out some planting to encourage wildlife, repainted lock gates handrails and lock gearing, edged round the locks and updated the signs
Closing Date: 29 March 2018
Atherstone Top Lock – CV9 2AD
One off or a taster, Outdoors, Practical
Join the North Warwickshire Towpath Taskforce for canal improvements in the North Warwickshire area covering the Coventry & Ashby Canals. All tools and equipment will be provided, together with expert and friendly support and refreshments. Meet alternate Thursdays at 9.30. Please apply below or contact...
1 April 2018 to 30 April 2018 Recurring
Rochdale, OL11 2PX
Administration and support, Office-based
To work along side our busy Customber Service team at our Rochdale office 2 - 3 days a week depending on availability.
1 April 2018
Various locations, west London
Boating, Outdoors, Practical, Regularly, Working with visitors
Are you looking for a flexible volunteer experience which will help improve the boating experience across London? We’re introducing Volunteer Mooring Rangers at various location across the London Waterway to provide a welcoming information service to mooring customers, promote positive boater behaviour...
Are you looking for a flexible volunteer experience which will help improve the boating experience across London? We’re introducing Volunteer Mooring Rangers at various location across the London Waterway to provide a welcoming information service to mooring customers, prompt positive boater behaviour...