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What are narrow gauge railway tracks, and which canals still have examples of them that I can find? Martin Ludgate enlightens us

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Thursday, April 29, 2021

Part 1 of our cruise guide to Grand Union Canal, Birmingham, takes us past varied scenery & canal-side pubs to Napton Juntion

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Cruises
Monday, April 12, 2021

Sponsored hire boat schemes are hired out by a firm but owned by an individual... find out what they offer canal boat owners

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Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Kay Andrews swapped life as a university lecturer for life on the canals as a professional ‘roses & castles’ painter

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Wednesday, March 10, 2021

It takes Zoom to tango! Liveaboards go from entertaining towpathers to creating a full Zoom band during lockdown

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Tuesday, March 9, 2021

William, which turns 90 this year, is a working canal boat with a fascinating history and a fun future

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Boats
Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Our heritage spotter Martin Ludgate has been tracking down the bridges which were designed to make horse-boating easier

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Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Paul and Kay Sumpner’s dream was to liveaboard, so they set about building a canal boat for the future

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Friday, March 5, 2021

Our round-up of the most interesting and attractive canal routes around Britain; ideal for those wanting a quieter “getaway” canal boat trip

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Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Liveaboard Tracy Rose turned her narrowboat into an international hub for her music tuition business

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Friday, January 29, 2021

Relative newcomers to the scene - Oakums Narrowboats - are making waves with precision-machining, daring colours & an eye for detail...

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Boats
Friday, January 29, 2021

Julie and Tone Ferne fulfilled their dream of travelling to Liverpool by canal boat, helped by a dose of determination & a random OAP on the towpath

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Monday, January 18, 2021

Novice canal boater Mark Strange expected to get his feet wet, but not in the engine room!

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Wednesday, December 16, 2020

With a new life afloat, Mel and Phil Wood aimed for clever propulsion, a high-spec fitout and looks to turn heads

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Friday, December 4, 2020

Tim Coghlan attended the start of this year’s Narrow Boat Trust’s challenging autumn coal run; one of the only events to survive Covid-19

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Thursday, November 26, 2020

The owners of Baleine, Susan Brown and Toby Whale, found that an extra 4ft has radically improved their boat

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Monday, November 9, 2020

Why Chris and Sarah Atkin will never forget tying the knot

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Thursday, July 9, 2020

Here’s our roundup of some of the most interesting and attractive cruising routes around Britain to help you decide

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Out and about
Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Subtitled Exploring their Architectural and Engineering Wonders, Canal Boat contributors Derek Pratt and Anthony Burton’s new book puts across how the many elements combine to make our waterways special - from the grandest aqueduct to the humblest lock cottage

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Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Canal Boat contributors Anthony Burton and Derek Pratt have written a book about everything that makes our canals special. Five lucky winners can receive a copy in our competition

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Tuesday, March 10, 2020

It will be bunnies, eggs and hot cross buns galore on the Chesterfield Canal this Easter

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Event
Thursday, February 27, 2020

When Shaun Wall decided to tackle a river challenge in a Springer, there was always time to plant his spriner in the mud and put the kettle on for a brew...

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Boats
Thursday, February 27, 2020

We’ve picked some of the best IWA events happening across the canals this month

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Out and about
Friday, January 10, 2020

A total of 34 candidates are chasing four places to represent private boating, as the four-yearly polls open for the elected places on the CRT’s Council

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Feature

The pursuit of perfection is the driving force behind Norton Canes Boatbuilders so the latest creation was bound to tick all the boxes for its new owners

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

The Calder Navigation Society assisted by members of the South Pennine Boat Club and other local voluntary groups has cleaned and repainted the bridge

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Four students from a Staffordshire Moorlands special school escorted a VIP when he arrived by boat to present a prestigious award to a local charity

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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

A rapidly growing new community is creating something of a buzz around Rotherham

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Thursday, August 29, 2019

Howard and Melanie Leader’s holidays lead to a career in canal art

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Thursday, August 29, 2019

The Wey & Arun Canal Trust is enlisting the help of 1,000 tiny bugs to help control an invasive water fern which can threaten other canal life

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Meet Kit Acott, a medical herbalist whose cancer diagnosis brought out incredible courage and a determination to live the good life, thanks to her floating garden

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Boats
Tuesday, July 9, 2019

After saving for 15 years and visiting eight boatyards, Sue and Alan Shrimpton were always going to create a winner... and the crowds at Crick agreed

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Feature
Tuesday, July 9, 2019

“None of us wants to be moored on a floating rubbish tip when we take our boats out; none of us want to cut another plastic bag from our propellers”

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Thursday, June 27, 2019

A question about replacing batteries on canal boats

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Friday, June 21, 2019

Pip and Mick Leckenby were conned out of their money when Stillwater Narrowboats didn’t follow through with their promise

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You’ve been bitten by the bug and your budget’s in place to satisfy your burning desire to get on board your new boat but what about the dreaded waiting lists?

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Friday, May 31, 2019

Steve is ‘incensed at boaters bringing their mean-minded sense of entitlement from the land to the water and in the process destroying the very values that we cherish most on the canals’

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

The Angling Trust and CRT have announced the details of their Let’s Fish! angling participation campaign for 2019

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Feature
Friday, May 17, 2019

We asked the experts about the potential pitfalls of cruising with an empty calorifier

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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

How to stop mould and mildew appearing when boats are laid up

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

The death of a young boy who fell from the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct leads Steve to question who is responsible

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Column
Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Among the crowds at Crick Boat Show will be Marc and Isobel, excited new liveaboards and possibly the keenest canal converts you’ll meet

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Boats
Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Trust staff and volunteers from Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust spent a weekend learning the ancient art of hedge-laying

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Feature
Friday, March 8, 2019

We’ve found some amazing vintage archive footage that capture some moments in canal boating history

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Thursday, March 7, 2019

Canal crimewaves are few and far between but it makes sense to consider a few prudent precautions... and a watchdog on board helps, says Neil Barnett

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Canals
Thursday, March 7, 2019

‘Make no bones about it – they’re after us. They’re after us because of our fires and they’re after us because of our engines.’

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Feature
Friday, January 25, 2019

With waterways in her blood - after all her grandfather was a lighterman and a Freeman of the River Thames - it’s really no surprise that intrepid Judith Basham plans a trip every few years and revels in her time afloat

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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

If you want to make an informed decision concerning boat refrigeration we must think about some basic science. If you already know the difference between temperature and heat - please skip the next section

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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Help! I have an old narrowboat which lets in water through the stern gland

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When Australian couple Karen and Jonathan Warren took a hire boat holiday on the Mon and Brec, little did they know that the UK would become their new home

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