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.
Student volunteering is a big part of life at the Trust. Many of our specialist teams work closely with university students, both on long-term placements and for shorter stretches of time.
"I would encourage any level of student BSc, MSc or PhD etc to volunteer with the Trust. It has, above all else, been a truly enjoyable experience."
Glen, former student volunteer
Some of our student volunteers are looking for professional experience to gain that all important step up the ladder, others are hoping to develop their leadership skills and some just fancy a breath of fresh air.
We welcome all of their contributions to our ongoing work, making life better by water.
For student volunteering week we caught up with some of our student volunteers, past and present, to find out what it's really like to join our team.
"I though it was a great thing to get involved with, helping to tidy up this little haven for nature where everyone can go and enjoy some peace and quiet."
Read Glen's story
Glen now works for our environment team after joining us as a volunteer while studying for his degree
Joshua is currently volunteering for our water management team in Hatton
Hear from Cybeles
Cybeles learned to enjoying the little things in life, like being out in the open air, through volunteering with us
Teveil, student volunteer
Teveil hopes to work towards a better and improved environment
Volunteer with us
Meet new people and make a difference to your community. Find your ideal volunteer role with us today
Last date edited: 14 February 2018