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
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?
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
Help us to bring wellbeing opportunities to millions of people across England and Wales. Find your ideal volunteer role here.
19 August 2018 Recurring
Peak Forest canal, SK6 5ET
Marketing and promotion, Outdoors, Practical
Local community group carrying towpath improvements, vegetation work and planting between Woodley and Romiley on the Lower peak Forest canal
19 July 2018 Recurring
Walsden, OL14 6SQ
Outdoors, Practical, Regularly
Planting hedgerows, tackling problem plants, painting locks, mending towpaths. All equipment provided.
4 August 2018 Recurring
Environment, One off or a taster, Outdoors, Practical, Regularly
Join us for a practical session, between 10am and 3pm on the first Saturday of the Month in and around the Colne and Nelson area. Activities undertaken include: vegetation works, litter picks and general towpath maintenance. No experience is needed though it’s appreciated if you can let us know that...
1 August 2018 to 31 August 2018 Recurring
Bugsworth, SK23 7NE
Practical, Working with visitors
At key locations around the country, we’re establishing visitor ‘welcome’ stations and you could be at the heart of this welcome.
Standedge HD7 6NQ
Administration and support, Practical
Opportunity to gain experience within event organising and hosting, wedding support and social media.
Administration and support
Opportunity to assist with general enquires, boat booking and stock movement. For more information please contact Iain Weston on 01484 844298.
Outdoors, Practical, Working with visitors
Role to include co-ordinating existing and new volunteers during a variety of tasks. It will include a variety of opportunities including, outside garden and maintenance work, and indoor DIY/maintenance.
Standedge HD7 6NQ
General ground duties, Painting, Cutting Grass, Planting Borders, Weed Removal, Fence repairs etc, For more information please contact Iain Weston on 01484 844298.
5 August 2018 Recurring
Burnley, Leeds & Liverpool Canal
Join us for a practical session, between 10am and 2.30pm on the first Sunday of the Month in and around Burnley. Activities undertaken include: vegetation works, litter picks and general towpath maintenance. No experience is needed though it’s appreciated if you can let us know that you’re turning up...
1 July 2018 to 31 October 2018
Closing Date: 31 October 2018
Across the Rochdale Canal, Greater Manchester
Administration, Marketing and promotions, Management and supervision, Practical
We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed individual to help us engage more volunteers in practical activities on the waterways.This will involve offer training and development to other volunteers who want to make this happen. This role will involve working alongside our Volunteer Team Leader...