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.
Administration and support, Leadership and management, Marketing and promotion, Practical, Recording and monitoring, Working with visitors
Closing Date: 1 April 2018
Woolsthorpe Depot - Grantham Canal
As part of the Heritage Lottery funded Grantham Canal Heritage Initiative we are looking for volunteers who can assist us with the restoration of four derelict locks on the Grantham Canal. The initiative is being run in partnership with the Grantham Canal Society and any interested volunteers will be joining their committed team to help us restore and manage this beautiful waterway.
We are looking for volunteers to fulfil a range of opportunities including;
- Practical restoration and maintenance works
- Supporting volunteer activity
- Supporting events and education activities
- fundraising work
- Administrative support
Please contact us if you would like any more information about the project or visit the Grantham Canal Society website - http://www.granthamcanal.org/news/
- Make your mark in the history of the Grantham Canal
- Make new volunteering friends
- Develop new skills through training and support
- Learn more about the history and environment of the canal
Training is provided but any relevant skills or experience for the specific roles would be welcomed.
This volunteering opportunity is run in partnership with Grantham Canal Society. Visit their website to find out more and make contact at: http://www.granthamcanal.org/