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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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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
Tuesday, January 24, 2017

If you can commit to a walk along the city’s canals each week for two months looking for signs of otters and their habitats, then get involved

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News
Wednesday, December 7, 2016

After the harvest comes in, nature’s knacker men take over the fields and eat almost anything, as Pip Webster explains

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Wildlife
Friday, November 18, 2016

We think of autumn colours as going from green to brown, but the drakes have a different idea, says Pip Webster

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Choice
Thursday, November 10, 2016

Improvements are part of a major project to reinvigorate the picturesque waterway and its wildlife from Brecon to Cwmcarn

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Restoration
Thursday, November 3, 2016

And we’ll see King Henry III’s favourite fish make a return

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Choice
Wednesday, October 19, 2016

It is the first time that protected great crested newts have been spotted alongside the canal

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Choice
Tuesday, October 11, 2016

The look so gentle and they represent the tranquility of a waterside scene to many, but Speckled Wood butterflies are always prepared to do battle, explains Pip Webster

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Choice
Wednesday, September 7, 2016

The slippery customer may have come from as far as Bermuda before being found living in the canal near West Bromwich

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News
Friday, August 19, 2016

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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Feature
Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Fishing is a popular pastime for lots of people living on and visiting the canals, so we thought we’d help out by offering this handy guide to all the different species of fish you can catch.

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Feature
Wednesday, July 20, 2016

There is something special about summertime in the UK; somehow it makes our already wonderful countryside and waterways even more beautiful.

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Feature
Thursday, June 23, 2016

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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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

The tunnels, bridges, aqueducts and surrounding countryside of our canals are packed with balletic bats just waiting to be seen as the sun sets. The summertime is full of opportunities to catch a glimpse of these glorious creatures as they swoop and soar while they catch their food on the wing. We’ve accumulated a list of the eight species we think you may be able to spot from your boat this season.

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Feature
Friday, June 12, 2015

We’ve started a new feature in Canal Boat magazine this month called Great Canal Walks – the first walk is a beautiful four-mile stretch along the Kennet & Avon canal from the Dundas Aqueduct to Bradford on Avon (or the other way around if you prefer) with full OS mapping, you can read all about it in the July issue of Canal Boat on sale now.

Here are some other walks you might enjoy this week, or at any time over the summer – don’t forget to send us your pictures, we’d love to see them!

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Feature
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, October 10, 2013

Some of the plants and animals that have been introduced to the UK’s canals and rivers have caused problems for our ecosystems.

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News
Thursday, August 15, 2013

Tell the Canal & River Trust what wildlife you see while out on the canals

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