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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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In the second leg of their travels, Jane and Ian Ainsworth cross the border, where they find crystal clear waters, engineering marvels and beautiful countryside - as well as what a ‘loonie’ is

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It wasn’t just in England that canal mania took hold – a link between New York and the Great Lakes goes back to the early 19th century. In part one, Jane and Ian Ainsworth start their cruise on the Erie, get to grips with American locks and face some hideous weather

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Unusual Cruises: Manchester Ship Canal

Thursday, November 24, 2016

It’s huge and busy, but it’s not all that difficult to traverse and can save a lot of cruising time. Stuart Coney explores the Manchester Ship Canal

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Since the birth of the smart phone taking wonderful photographs whilst you’re out and about has never been so easy. We’ve scoured the web and Instagram to find some of, what we feel, are the best photos of our canals. Take a look at let us know if you agree!

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The 66 mile long Shropshire Union Canal is one of Britain’s most popular waterways. Apart from its journey through the city of Chester, it is almost entirely rural, often passing through remote countryside. Whether you are boating or walking, if you want to ‘get away from it all’ then the ‘Shroppie’ is for you. After extensive “research” we’ve picked our favourite pubs to help you get the most out of your trip to the ‘Shroppie’, Cheers!

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Everyone loves going on holiday – getting away from the hustle and bustle and enjoying a hard-earned break from the office - for some, it’s all about sandy beaches and turquoise oceans, for others it’s the culture filled cities bursting with quaint cafés and local restaurants. Why not try something a little different this year and take yourself on a boating holiday. Not convinced? Keep reading!

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Ahh the Oxford, so pretty, so peaceful, stunning scenery and more pubs then you can shake a stick at. We’ve selected eight canal/river side pubs based on location, menus and beer list that we feel are some of the best that Oxfordshire has to offer. That being said, we at Canal Boat like to hear from you, so if you can think of a pub that should be on this list that isn’t – then please feel free to let us know!

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