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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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Feature
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
Thursday, July 9, 2020

Holiday boating is back on Britain’s canals and rivers - and it looks set for a belated summer boom

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Out and about
Thursday, June 18, 2020

Some businesses that enrich our waterways may not survive the lockdown

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News
Thursday, June 18, 2020

The waterways are gradually coming back to life after the Coronavirus related lockdown

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News
Thursday, May 21, 2020

Volunteers and local boaters have planted bulbs, trees and shrubs in support of Oxford City Council’s drive to improve the waterways and boost biodiversity, support wildlife and fight climate change

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Canals
Thursday, May 21, 2020

River Canal Rescue raised a capsized narrowboat at Barrow, on the River Soar, after torrential rain and surging water caused the boat to become wedged

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Canals
Wednesday, May 6, 2020

With the extended lockdown period due for review soon after this issue appears in print, it is not known how long restrictions on canals and towpaths will continue

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Canals
Wednesday, April 15, 2020

The annual BCN Clean Up, where volunteers get together to clean the canals, was a great success

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Canals
Friday, March 27, 2020

Boat licensing for craft on the formerly free-to-navigate Middle Level Navigations will come into force soon

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Canals
Friday, March 27, 2020

The Calder & Hebble Navigation is likely to remain shut for a year as a result of damage caused by the winter floods

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Canals
Friday, March 27, 2020

This striking new bridge over the Forth & Clyde Canal in Glasgow has been given the go-ahead

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Canals
Friday, March 27, 2020

Two reports have been published about last year’s structural failure at Toddbrook Reservoir

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Canals
Thursday, February 27, 2020

The Canal & River Trust is celebrating a rise in community spirit on the nation’s canals with record numbers of people volunteering

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Canals
Thursday, February 27, 2020

We found out how the badges will help disabled members of the boating community

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Canals
Thursday, February 27, 2020

Levels of boater satisfaction with the Trust’s waterways has been reported in the monthly and annual surveys

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Canals
Thursday, February 27, 2020

Initial works aimed at putting the reservoir back into use are already under way

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Canals
Friday, January 10, 2020

The Inland Waterways Association’s challenge gets people exploring off-the-beaten-track locations along the canals

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Canals
Friday, January 10, 2020

Do Scotland’s canals represent good value for the public money that is put into them?

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Canals
Thursday, December 12, 2019

The flight on the North Oxford Canal looks set to notch up yet another year as CRT’s busiest

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Canals
Friday, December 6, 2019

The annual increase in boat licence fees for 2020 has been set by the Canal & River Trust

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Canals
Friday, December 6, 2019

Yorkshire’s Aire & Calder Navigation is finally set to go ahead with long-awaited plans for large commercial freight barges

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Canals
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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Feature
Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Richard MacKenzie embarked on a litter-pick running the entire length of the Oxford Canal

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News
Tuesday, October 29, 2019

The soft stone suffered from weathering and vandalism – and it proved difficult to source a replacement

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News
Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Problems with leakage on the Macclesfield Canal have led to a winter stoppage being brought forward

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News
Thursday, October 3, 2019

Waterways maintenance company The Rothen Group has warned that the explosion in duckweed is threatening marine life and is calling for a sustainable solution

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News
Thursday, October 3, 2019

A five-year programme to create England’s first coast-to-coast canoe trail has been completed

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News
Thursday, October 3, 2019

A ribbon-cutting ceremony took place at the opening of Lock 15 of the Woolsthorpe flight on the Grantham Canal following rebuilding by volunteers

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News
Thursday, September 19, 2019

Don’t miss the boat on a rare opportunity to turn your passion into a successful career. Graham Wharmby enjoyed pleasure boating for 15 years before moving to France and taking the plunge to build a successful Boatshed brokerage.

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Boats
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
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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Feature
Thursday, August 29, 2019

As the investigations into the high-profile dam emergency get under way, we speak to the Canal & River Trust’s Head of Asset Management Julie Sharman about the possible causes and consequences of the failure

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News
Wednesday, July 31, 2019

A new transport corridor to connect the HS2 high speed railway to Derby may scupper the Derby & Sandiacre Canal Trust’s plans to reopen the Derby Canal, unless a more expensive option for the link is chosen

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News
Wednesday, July 31, 2019

The CRT has launched its ‘prospectus for London’, highlighting the ways that its waterways can contribute to “good growth, prosperity and wellbeing”

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News
Wednesday, July 31, 2019

A navigable but badly silted former canal reservoir near Birmingham is receiving funding for dredging and other improvements

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News
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
Tuesday, July 9, 2019

An East Midlands canal restoration scheme looks set to take an important step forward, with plans to reopen a short length connected to the national navigable network

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Restoration
Thursday, June 27, 2019

Figures from the Canal & River Trust indicate that Britain’s waterways would be free of plastic if every visitor to the canals did this one thing

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News
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 31, 2019

Ditch the boat and follow the footsteps of King Offa along the ancient earthworks which created Welsh border country. Daniel Parry set out on a four-hour foray in the hills

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Out and about
Friday, May 31, 2019

Why is a highways body supporting a canal restoration to the tune of £4m? We follow the story of the M5 motorway and the ‘Missing Mile’...

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News
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

How the canals are preparing for the UK’s new high speed railway

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News
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

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