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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

There are some impressive plans for restoring the Derby Canal - including a remarkable boat lift - but now, the Canal Trust believes it’s on the point of turning them into physical progress

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

One end is in rural Derbyshire, the other in the heart of Manchester, but both canals form a vital link in the Cheshire Ring - and some attractive cruising too

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

With the Cheshire Plain on one side and the Peak District hills on the other, the Macclesfield provides glorious views, splendid old mills, and a rhyme about a bear...

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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Following another successful Braunston Historic Narrowboat Rally this summer, we’ve put together a walk with a choice of distances, all of which take in this village at the heart of the canal system

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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

A group based in East Anglia faced a race against time to save a historic lock from collapsing – and this summer, volunteers working there found themselves struggling against the tide too...

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Thursday, September 7, 2017

The author spends a week as a volunteer on the Swansea Canal, and finds out first-hand what the prospects are for opening up navigation in this part of South Wales

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Strictly speaking it isn’t a restoration, it’s a revival of an old idea. Could new housing developments and regeneration plans finally bring a canal to Daventry after two centuries?

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

We visit Carpenters Road Lock in East London, the only lock in the country with two radial guillotine gates, and the last link in the opening up of the area’s waterways

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Two short but interesting river navigations connect the Thames and Regents Canal via London’s Olympic venues to the attractive countryside of North Essex and Hertfordshire

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

The coal traffic which sustained Yorkshire’s busiest freight waterway for three centuries may have vanished, but the Aire & Calder is still impressive to cruise - and may yet have a cargo-carrying future

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Our walk begins in urban Banbury but the Oxford Canal quickly heads out to a more rural setting with a charming collection of lift-bridges

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

A dead-end waterway with no locks and just the odd short tunnel and aqueduct, the Ashby Canal is nonetheless well worth a visit for the many miles of quiet midland scenery, and some interesting sites to visit

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

“All weekenders are looking for is a safe place to leave their boat, and surely there are commercial possibilities for marinas to provide this facility”

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Chester is well known for the popular circular walk around the ancient city walls. But we’ve combined them with the Shropshire Union Canal and River Dee to make a rather different circuit

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

It might be short, but the Stover Canal is a surviving remnant of a unique transport system which once linked Dartmoor to the coast

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