21st April 2022
26th January 2022
Cruise guide: Peak Forest and Ashton canals
A 20-mile cruise on the narrow Peak Forest and Ashton canals will take you from the centre of Manchester to the fringes of the Peak District.
13th January 2022
10 of the best pubs along: Severn and Gloucester & Sharpness canal
Our canal boater's inside guide to 10 of the best waterside pubs to be found along the River Severn and the Gloucester & Sharpness canal.
7th January 2022
Heritage spotter: the Purton Hulks
From the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal towpath, a footpath leads to a ships’ graveyard; Martin Ludgate explains the history of the fascinating Purton Hulks.
7th January 2022
Cruise guide: the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal
Our canal boater's cruise guide to the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal takes you from Gloucester Docks, with their interesting history, down to Sharpness Docks.
5th January 2022
Cruise guide: the River Severn
A guide to navigating the quiet, often wooded River Severn by narrowboat, travelling downstream from Stourport to Gloucester.
15th December 2021
Brand new boating show for 2022: BoatLife Live!
BoatLife Live 2022 runs from 17th-20th February at the Birmingham NEC and has something for everyone, whether you're a hobby boater or a die-hard liveaboard!
13th December 2021
The Wilts & Berks Canal restoration: 15 years on
In the 15 years since our last full review of one of the Wilts & Berks Canal, things have begun to get more connected on this tricky waterway restoration...
8th December 2021
10 of the best pubs along: Birmingham Canal Navigations Main Line
Our insider's guide to 10 of the best waterside pubs to be found along the Birmingham Canal Navigations Main Line.
1st December 2021
Cruise guide: Birmingham Canal Navigations Main Line
Martin Ludgate guides us along the Birmingham Canal Navigations (BNC) Main Line, covering Birmingham and the Black Country.
8th November 2021
Canal heritage spotter: Mile markers
Canal companies needed to measure how far working boats travelled to charge them the right toll; Martin shows us the mile markers & stones that enabled this.