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.
Janice loves the canals and her local area. She decided to volunteer with us to help promote the Trust and to learn more about our work.
“Janice is a lovely person to have as part of the team. She always brings a big smile and friendly attitude."
Ashleigh Carden, volunteer leader
Name: Janice Gledhill
Volunteer role: Welcome Station greeter
Location: Red Bull
Liam and Ellie, from Manchester, Pennine & Potteries waterways, tell us more about Janice:
“Janice volunteers in our welcome station at Red Bull Wharf. She has arranged a number of family fun days, including the popular Halloween Extravaganza at Red Bull last year. She also volunteers at various other welcome stations and has visited new sites to look at opening other stations.
“Janice has also attended meetings, such as the annual conference and user forums, helping to run the day.
“Janice is a very friendly, customer focused person. She is always upbeat and takes a lot of pride in everything that she does. She is extremely easy to talk to and is known for her great organisational skills.
“Janice often helps with volunteer recruitment and inducting new greeter volunteers. She explains what being a volunteer means to her, and has created a lot of interest from others to join us.”
Ashleigh Carden, volunteer leader, adds:
“Janice is a lovely person to have as part of the team. She always brings a big smile and friendly attitude. She has a gift of making everyone at ease in her presence and is never shy to chat with anyone and share what the Trust is about.”
Make a difference in your area
In our offices or on the towpath, volunteers help us with all aspects of our work to bring canals and rivers to life. Find a role that suits you today
Last date edited: 1 June 2017