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Thursday, January 25, 2018

“The amphibians of the plant world”, mosses live on land but depend on water to reproduce. Commonly found in wooded areas, the edges of streams and my lawn, mosses can grow anywhere in cool, damp, cloudy conditions, which probably fairly accurately describes the British climate. There are over 600 species of moss in the UK varying from coarse tufts to compact green cushions – each made of many tiny moss plants packed together to hold onto water.

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January 2018
Monday, January 22, 2018

After the tortuous windings of the southern Oxford, the northern part comes as a contrast - a result of an 1830s shortening exercise whose traces are still visible to today’s leisure boaters

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January 2018
Tuesday, January 2, 2018

This lovely narrow-boat style widebeam delivers the ultimate retirement bolt-hole for its new owners

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January 2018
Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Graffiti attacks on historic waterway structures represent 50 percent of all vandalism incidents - and cost a lot to remove!

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January 2018
Tuesday, January 2, 2018

A switch-around at the Canal & River Trust has seen the departure of one director and changes in the responsibilities of another four

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January 2018
Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Despite a delay, the parliamentary process to introduce boat licences on the Middle Level Navigations is back on track

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January 2018
Tuesday, January 2, 2018

The Llangollen Canal’s Chirk Tunnel is inspected every three years

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January 2018
Tuesday, January 2, 2018

School holidays means time for the annual family pilgrimage on the Thames for Sarah Mackfall and Richard Harrison

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January 2018
Tuesday, January 2, 2018

‘This time, however, I could have got the flywheel spinning like a Catherine wheel and it wouldn’t have made the slightest difference’

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January 2018

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