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.
3 October 2018 Recurring
Closing Date: 31 March 2019
Tamworth Road, Amington, B77 3AN
One off or a taster, Outdoors, Practical, Regularly
Join the Towpath Taskforce in Tamworth on alternate Wednesdays for a range of activities along the Coventry Canals in helping to protect and improve wildlife, heritage and the visitor experience.
4 October 2018 Recurring
Signal Box PH, Stoney Stanton Road, CV6 5QE
Join the Towpath Taskforce on the 5 1/2 mile stretch of the Coventry Canal out of Coventry Basin. We meet on alternate Thursdays for a range of activities along the Coventry Canal in helping to protect and improve wildlife, heritage and the visitor experience.
Blackburn, Leeds & Liverpool Canal
Join us for a practical session, between 10am and 2.30pm, around Blackburn on alternate Thursday's. Activities undertaken will include: vegetation maintenance work, litter picking and general towpath maintenance. Meeting points will vary from session to session. No experience is needed, though it’s...
6 October 2018 Recurring
Fradley Junction, Trent & Mersey Canal, Staffordshire
Environment, One off or a taster, Outdoors, Practical, Regularly
Join the Towpath Taskforce at Fradley Junction on the first Saturday of each month for a range of activities around the Junction and Nature area in helping to protect and improve wildlife, heritage and the visitor experience.
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...
Hemel Hempstead, Grand Union Canal, Hertfordshire
We plan to tidy, graffiti remove, potholle fill and paint the canal through Hemel Hempstead!
6 October 2018
Southall, Grand Union, West London
Join us on Saturday 6 October at Southall between 10am and 3.30pm for a satisfying days work on the beautiful Grand Union Canal Paddington Arm. We'll be tackling this litter hot spot to give the area a real lift. All tools and equipment will be provided, together with expert and friendly support and...
7 October 2018 Recurring
Burnley, Leeds & Liverpool Cana
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...
Closing Date: 5 October 2018
Administration and support, Marketing and promotion, One off or a taster, Outdoors, Practical, Working with visitors
CHANGE OF DATE: Our 2nd International Duck Race is to take place in Chirk over the aqueduct from Wales to England on SUNDAY 7TH OCTOBER 2018. Volunteers needed to help set up (8am at Chirk Basin), registration of ducks from 9am, with the race starting at 10.30am and launched by Vinnie the Vole.
10 October 2018 Recurring
Rochdale, OL9 8AU
Outdoors, Practical, Regularly
Clean Up Chadderton are the volunteer group working to improve the stretch of the Rochdale Canal which runs through the OL1 and OL9 area. We work on vital tasks such as planting hedgerows, tackling problem plants, litter picking, and generally making the waterside a more attractive place for everyone...