News

Saul

Getting set for Saul

The Inland Waterways Association (IWA) has announced its programme of events for Saul Waterways Pageant over the August Bank Holiday weekend (23-25 August) at Saul Junction on the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal

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National Celebration Rally this weekend

If you’re looking for a day out this weekend, why not pop along to the Association of Waterways Cruising Clubs’ 50th Anniversary get-together this weekend (11-13 July).

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Help organise the Trust locally

Five of the volunteer chairs of the Canal & River Trust’s partnerships are up for grabs this autumn as the initial terms come to an end

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Cotswolds’ grant bid put back

A bid for a multi-million pound National Lottery grant to connect the Cotswold Canals to the national network has been put on hold – to give it a better chance of success.

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Waterways

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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Children can try out lock keeping at Foxton

Calling all youngsters between the ages of seven and 14 years! Ever wondered what it would be like to be a lock-keeper?

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Dredging

CRT plans £84.5m work programme

As the last of the waterway closures caused by the winter rains come to an end, the Canal & River Trust is looking forward towards the £84.5m programme of work that its engineers are planning the 2014-15 year.

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Canal Boats

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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Fuel filter gauze clear and blocked

“Beware the Bug,” says RCR

Supplies of fuel contaminated with diesel bug are suspected of being the reason behind an unexpected rise in fuel-related call-outs to River Canal Rescue’s waterways breakdown service.

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You can mix and match the plants

Tips for canal boat gardening

Plants can bring an attractive look to your boat as well as being producing tasty food – and looking after them doesn’t have to be a hardship

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