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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
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, July 27, 2018

Many waterways take decades to restore, but here’s one which could be completed much more quickly. We look at a new scheme to revive north Kent’s Dartford & Crayford Navigation

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Feature
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
Tuesday, October 3, 2017

A group based in East Anglia faced a race against time to save a historic lock from collapsing – and this summer, volunteers working there found themselves struggling against the tide too...

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Feature
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
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
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
Tuesday, December 1, 2015

The Llangollen or ‘The Welsh’ as it is sometimes known is arguably one of the most beautiful canals in Britain, particularly at this time of year. The vibrant colours and the breathtaking feats of engineering make it one of the highlights of Britain’s waterways. A quick search of Instagram reveals an abundance of wonderful photographs taken by the public that are sure to lift your spirits as this bitterly cold weather begins to set in.

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Feature
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
Thursday, July 2, 2015

Here at Canal Boat we like the water vole and spot it from time to time on our travels (albeit very briefly as it dashes off to hide) and thought this video was great.

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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

Going aground is something that’s happened to all of us boaters at some point – so Canal Boat Magazine asked Willow Wren Training for some tips on how to avoid it happening, and what to do if it does

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Tips
Thursday, April 24, 2014

As the last of the waterway closures caused by the winter rains come to an end, the Canal & River Trust is looking forward towards the £84.5m programme of work that its engineers are planning the 2014-15 year.

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News
Wednesday, April 9, 2014

The narrowboat is the go-anywhere canal and river craft – but how far afield can you travel in something a bit wider? It’s a question we’re often asked, and there isn’t a simple answer...

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Navigation
Thursday, January 16, 2014

The Canal and River Trust is launching a series of awards that recognise the people and projects that make a difference to the waterways.

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News
Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Your guide to upcoming stoppages

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Promotional feature
Wednesday, October 30, 2013

There will be no National Festival organised by the Inland Waterways Association next year – nor for the foreseeable future.

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News
Friday, August 16, 2013

Google’s Street View “Trekker” to capture nation’s canals and rivers for the first time.

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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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News
Monday, August 12, 2013

As Richard Parry takes over from Robin Evans at the head of the Canal & River Trust, we talk exclusively to the new Chief Executive and how he sees his job and the charity developing in the future

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News
Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Staniland Marina in Thorne, Yorkshire, will be holding its 13th annual regatta Sunday 1 September.

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Marinas
Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Stanley Bridge Marina Moorers’ Annual Charity barbeque raised £416 for Christies Hospital in Manchester.

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Marinas
Wednesday, July 24, 2013

A new fifty-berth marina by the Land & Water Group is under construction in the centre of Northwich, Cheshire, on the River Weaver.

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Marinas
Friday, June 21, 2013

Pilings Marina welcomed more than 1,000 people to its On the Water open weekend 27 and 28 April to enjoy boat trips, tours and a hog roast plus a band in the evening.

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