News

Shake-up for CRT’s Governance

Two and a quarter years since it was launched, the Canal & River Trust is making the first major changes to the way that it’s governed.

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Vetus launch new engines

Southampton Boat Show isn’t always known for inland waterways launches,

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Princess goes boating

The Princess Royal surprised onlookers

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Historic homes re-opened

The Porters Row homes at the National Waterways Museum in Ellesmere Port are now fully open for visitors to experience and enjoy

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Waterways

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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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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Canal Boats

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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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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