The Canal & River Trust is among the UK’s largest charities, with responsibility for 2,000 miles of canals and rivers, reservoirs, docks, museums and archives in England & Wales. Launched in July 2012, the Trust has taken over responsibility from British Waterways and The Waterways Trust.
The Canal & River Trust will look after the waterways for everyone to enjoy now and in the future. We aim to:
Our canals and rivers support some of the UK’s most important wildlife. The unique and beautiful environment of our waterways is without doubt a key part of what makes them very special places to visit.