News

“Wear lifejackets” says CRT

As a result of a fatal accident in Harecastle Tunnel earlier this year, the Canal & River Trust is advising all boaters to wear lifejackets – and not just in tunnels.

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Carpenters Road Lock

£2.7m Lottery win for canals

£2.7m Lottery win for canals

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Sean Williams, new CRT Welfare Officer

Welfare Officer welcome

A Welfare Officer has been appointed by the Canal & River Trust as part of its strategy for supporting “boaters who are finding it harder to cope with life afloat”.

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Fradley saved from HS2 threat

The Trent & Mersey and Coventry Canals around Fradley Junction will not now suffer from anything like the impact originally threatened by the HS2 high speed railway, thanks to changes made to the rail plans.

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Waterways

Fradley saved from HS2 threat

The Trent & Mersey and Coventry Canals around Fradley Junction will not now suffer from anything like the impact originally threatened by the HS2 high speed railway, thanks to changes made to the rail plans.

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Mud, glorious mud

These are just a few of over 60 volunteers from Waterway Recovery Group (WRG) and the Kent & East Sussex Canal Restoration Group (KESCRG) who have been getting to the bottom of things at Inglesham Lock on the Cotswold Canals.

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Keep your cool

James Turner explains some technical aspects of fridges for boats and compares a selection from the key suppliers for power consumption and price

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A Boaters Guide to Star Gazing

It was an ambitious plan. Ninety-four locks over 111 miles around the Four Counties Ring in a week; that was the challenge that lay before our crew of five one drizzly Saturday afternoon in the Potteries. Picking our way through the mist-capped kilns, our chosen route for our ninth year out for a week in a narrowboat could not have seemed more daunting. Little did I know that just over 48 hours later I’d encounter one of the most memorable experiences of my life.

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Canal Boats

Fradley saved from HS2 threat

The Trent & Mersey and Coventry Canals around Fradley Junction will not now suffer from anything like the impact originally threatened by the HS2 high speed railway, thanks to changes made to the rail plans.

Read more »

Mud, glorious mud

These are just a few of over 60 volunteers from Waterway Recovery Group (WRG) and the Kent & East Sussex Canal Restoration Group (KESCRG) who have been getting to the bottom of things at Inglesham Lock on the Cotswold Canals.

Read more »

Keep your cool

James Turner explains some technical aspects of fridges for boats and compares a selection from the key suppliers for power consumption and price

Read more »

A Boaters Guide to Star Gazing

It was an ambitious plan. Ninety-four locks over 111 miles around the Four Counties Ring in a week; that was the challenge that lay before our crew of five one drizzly Saturday afternoon in the Potteries. Picking our way through the mist-capped kilns, our chosen route for our ninth year out for a week in a narrowboat could not have seemed more daunting. Little did I know that just over 48 hours later I’d encounter one of the most memorable experiences of my life.

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