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Yesterday, 09:57
Fish rescue specialists are pictured recovering as many fish as possible

Three holes that developed in the bed of the Lancaster Canal have forced the canal to close for four weeks of repair work.

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Waterways

Yesterday, 12:01
Wildlife Trusts are working hard to save the water vole

Here at Canal Boat we like the water vole and spot it from time to time on our travels (albeit very briefly as it dashes off to hide) and thought this video was great.

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Thursday, June 25, 2015
2015 Calendar Cover

Would you like to see your photos of the waterways in next year’s Canal Boat calendar? Now is your chance!

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Friday, June 12, 2015
For waterway lovers, there is no better place to walk than along a charming canal in the UK

We’ve started a new feature in Canal Boat magazine this month called Great Canal Walks – the first walk is a beautiful four-mile stretch along the Kennet & Avon canal from the Dundas Aqueduct to Bradford on Avon (or the other way around if you prefer) with full OS mapping, you can read all about it in the July issue of Canal Boat on sale now.

Here are some other walks you might enjoy this week, or at any time over the summer – don’t forget to send us your pictures, we’d love to see them!

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Thursday, May 7, 2015
Why not try the Trent?

What puts boaters off cruising on the River Trent? Is it their lack of experience, perception that it’s risky, or do they just prefer the feel of the narrow canals to the wide rivers? These questions are being asked by a short online survey that aims to understand why many boaters don’t venture onto the Trent, how to encourage more boaters to give rivers a try.

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Monday, June 22, 2015
Ideal boat, Ted, on the Bridgewater at Outrington

Five canal boats in 22 years, all fanatically polished by Ian, provided some happy travelling – and a profit. It seems Ian and Michelle now have their ideal boat... but will another one come along to tempt them?

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Monday, June 1, 2015
Crick 2015

Crick Boat Show 2015 was a lively and successful year for those involved in the industry. Here are some photos from the fantastic event this year.

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015
This could be your view!

Whether you’re a narrowboat novice or a lock navigating expert, we’ve chosen six of our favourite locations to take a canal boating holiday across Europe.

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Thursday, March 19, 2015
File Photo

So you think you are a canal boating expert? Test your knowledge by guessing the names of these famous British locks

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Monday, February 23, 2015
Even if you’re prepared to take the loss, your boat can still cause expensive damage

Owning a boat offers the ultimate escapism - but also some real issues for boat owners too!

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