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Tue, 11:54
Canalside lime kilns to be restored

Three historic limekilns alongside the Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal are to be restored, conserved, and made part of a heritage trail as a way of recording the important part the lime industry played in the history of South Wales and its canals – as well as teaching heritage skills to volunteers.

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Waterways

Tue, 11:23
Bats in Britain

The tunnels, bridges, aqueducts and surrounding countryside of our canals are packed with balletic bats just waiting to be seen as the sun sets. The summertime is full of opportunities to catch a glimpse of these glorious creatures as they swoop and soar while they catch their food on the wing. We’ve accumulated a list of the eight species we think you may be able to spot from your boat this season.

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Tuesday, August 11, 2015
8 of the best boater’s pubs along the Grand Union Canal

There’s nothing quite like tying up and quenching your thirst in a cosy pub after a day on the waterways - and the Grand Union has an abundance of fantastic places to choose from and only a few steps away from the water’s edge too. Here are eight of our favourite canal side places to eat and drink in, along the GU.

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Tuesday, August 4, 2015
'Horsenden Hill: Grand Union Canal' © Kaustav Bhattacharya, Flickr

There is nowhere we’d rather be on a warm summer’s day than cruising along the cut - and the Grand Union Canal is a great spot to take in some beautiful sights of the British waterways. Whether it’s rain or shine where you are, we’ve found 15 summery pictures of the GU to brighten your day.

If you’ve taken some great shots around the waterways, you could see them star in next year’s calendar. Why not send them to Photosoftheyear@canalboat.co.uk, we can’t wait to see them and everyone who is featured in the calendar will get a year’s digital subscription to Canal Boat.

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Weasel at Bottomley Lock on the Rochdale

After many shorter cruises, Ken and his wife Liz rented out their home, moved aboard their boat and went exploring around the UK for six years

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Canal Boats

For every positive event, is there a negative one waiting to happen?

For every positive event, is there a negative one waiting to happen? The Surridge’s thought so on their eventful journey from Skipton to Bristol...

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Friday, August 7, 2015
Once you have decided on the boat you wish to buy, you should seriously consider having a survey done by a professional surveyor

In this feature we look at the process of surveying a boat, how to avoid common pitfalls and how to ensure the people you are dealing with are qualified, experienced, professionals. Giving you the ability to buy with confidence and ensure you get a great start to many years of happy boating.

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Sponsored:How to Buy a Boat

Friday, August 7, 2015
The internet is an ideal way to look at what is available and get some ideas on prices

In this feature we look at the process of buying a boat, how to avoid common pitfalls and how to ensure the people you are dealing with are qualified, experienced, professionals. Giving you the ability to buy with confidence and ensure you get a great start to many years of happy boating.

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Tuesday, August 4, 2015
'Horsenden Hill: Grand Union Canal' © Kaustav Bhattacharya, Flickr

There is nowhere we’d rather be on a warm summer’s day than cruising along the cut - and the Grand Union Canal is a great spot to take in some beautiful sights of the British waterways. Whether it’s rain or shine where you are, we’ve found 15 summery pictures of the GU to brighten your day.

If you’ve taken some great shots around the waterways, you could see them star in next year’s calendar. Why not send them to Photosoftheyear@canalboat.co.uk, we can’t wait to see them and everyone who is featured in the calendar will get a year’s digital subscription to Canal Boat.

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Columbus - Boating Leisure Services

Boating Leisure Services won at Crick last year and now this traditional but contemporary, clever tug has done it again

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