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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
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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Feature
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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Feature
Wednesday, September 11, 2019

We have gathered 10 great pubs to visit along the River Wey Navigation

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Canals
Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Turn off the popular River Thames at Weybridge for a peaceful journey on the River Wey through quiet Surrey countryside to reach the southernmost point on the waterway network

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Guides
Wednesday, July 17, 2019

We have gathered some great pubs on the Stourport Ring (part 2) to complement our cruise guide

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Guides
Wednesday, July 17, 2019

After spending the first part of this varied Midland circuit amid quiet rural scenery, this month we head through the Black Country and Birmingham before returning to the countryside again

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Guides
Friday, June 21, 2019

We have gathered some great pubs on the Stourport Ring to complement our cruise guide

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Guides
Friday, June 21, 2019

Two narrow canals, one broad canal and one river make up the first part of this varied Midlands circuit, as we cruise from Hanbury via Droitwich and Stourport to Stourton.

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Guides
Friday, May 17, 2019

In the second part of our guide to this great east-west route, we follow the more dramatic western length as it plunges down Devizes locks, crosses impressive aqueducts, descends into historic Bath city, and follows the Avon to Bristol Harbour

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Guides
Friday, January 4, 2019

The Great Ouse systsem combines an attractive upper river navigation; a typical straight, wide Fenland waterway; and a whole series of tributaries, all with their own character

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Guides
Friday, August 24, 2018

One of our earliest industrial canals, the Bridgewater was ahead of its time, and its sturdy construction still impresses in its modern role as a vital link in the north west’s leisure network

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Guides
Friday, July 27, 2018

We follow 37 miles of the River Avon as it flows down from Warwickshire into Worcestershire, passing Mediaeval abbeys and bridges, glorious countryside, and historic Stratford-upon-Avon

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Cruises
Wednesday, June 27, 2018

From Little Venice we follow London’s canal past the crowds at Camden Lock and through the less well-known lengths further east to reach Limehouse, the Olympic Park, and London’s newest waterway ring

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Guides
Tuesday, April 24, 2018

A cruising circuit of contrasts takes us through the heart of Wolverhampton, past the Black Country’s remaining industries, and through lovely wooded countryside on the Staffs & Worcs Canal

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Guides
Thursday, March 8, 2018

No more than 20 miles long altogether, the Caldon and its arm to Leek manage to pack in as much interest as many much longer waterways - and some stunning Staffordshire scenery too

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Guides
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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Guides
Thursday, October 12, 2017

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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Guides
Tuesday, July 11, 2017

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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Cruises
Tuesday, May 9, 2017

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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Cruises
Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Our walk begins in urban Banbury but the Oxford Canal quickly heads out to a more rural setting with a charming collection of lift-bridges

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Guides
Tuesday, April 11, 2017

A dead-end waterway with no locks and just the odd short tunnel and aqueduct, the Ashby Canal is nonetheless well worth a visit for the many miles of quiet midland scenery, and some interesting sites to visit

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Guides
Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Chester is well known for the popular circular walk around the ancient city walls. But we’ve combined them with the Shropshire Union Canal and River Dee to make a rather different circuit

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Guides
Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Take a walk that combines two contrasting waterways: the broad reaches of the River Severn, and the rural meanderings of the Droitwich Barge Canal

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Guides
Monday, June 6, 2016

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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Feature
Thursday, December 17, 2015

Nothing beats mooring up and quenching your thirst in a cosy pub after a day on the waterways – especially on a cold, winter day. Here are ten of our favourite places to eat and drink in.

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Feature
Thursday, November 26, 2015

While life on a canal boat can often be idyllic for much of the year, it can be less so when the winter months arrive with their freezing temperatures, pitch darkness by five o’clock and ice, so much ice.

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Feature
Friday, October 23, 2015

Subscribe to Canal Boat in time for January’s edition and receive a free copy of the Boat Builders Annual

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

From Reading to Bristol, the Kennet & Avon Canal acts as a popular destination for pleasure boaters and holiday makers alike. Due to popular demand, we’ve assembled a list of our favourite pubs to quench your thirst in along the way.

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Out and about
Wednesday, April 29, 2015

With the summer approaching, it’s not just boaters who come out to play when the sun shines – the canals are home to no end of different bird species, so much so that many waterways have been rated as nature sites at local and national levels.

Here’s a list of some of the most prevalent ones to keep an eye out for this season; some you’ll see frequently, while others can be a bit shy.

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Feature
Thursday, April 2, 2015

With time running out to register to vote for the General Election, here’s a guide on how to register if you live on your boat.

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Event
Thursday, March 5, 2015

From Gloucester to Stourport, the River Severn acts as a popular destination for pleasure boaters and holiday makers. We’ve assembled a list of our top 10 pubs to quench your thirst in along the way.

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Out and about
Tuesday, November 5, 2013

With their straight courses and few locks, they might not be the most exciting of waterways – but the Fossdyke and Witham are well worth a visit for their history, the ‘big sky’ country, and for the cruise into historic Lincoln and Boston

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