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Cruises

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

One end is in rural Derbyshire, the other in the heart of Manchester, but both canals form a vital link in the Cheshire Ring - and some attractive cruising too

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With the Cheshire Plain on one side and the Peak District hills on the other, the Macclesfield provides glorious views, splendid old mills, and a rhyme about a bear...

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Two short but interesting river navigations connect the Thames and Regents Canal via London’s Olympic venues to the attractive countryside of North Essex and Hertfordshire

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The coal traffic which sustained Yorkshire’s busiest freight waterway for three centuries may have vanished, but the Aire & Calder is still impressive to cruise - and may yet have a cargo-carrying future

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