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Canal crimewaves are few and far between but it makes sense to consider a few prudent precautions... and a watchdog on board helps, says Neil Barnett

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April 2019

Vandalism resulting in a flood causing damage to local businesses has resulted in lock hours limits on the L&L

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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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January 2019

A 1960s amphibious car and numerous canoes and kayaks and other small craft took to the water to mark the opening of the slipway

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Stephen Dowsett could have driven and been there in under five hours. Instead he decided to cruise his 45ft trad stern ‘Quidlibet’ to visit his daughter, starting from the Rivery Wey in Surrey, a return journey of over 600 miles and 300 locks

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October 2018

As the canal system continues to suffer the after-effects of the hot dry early summer, we ask the Canal & River Trust what the prognosis is for routes affected by water shortage, and for the longer term future

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October 2018

Cruising to the calming clip-clop of a plucky pony pulling the packet boat, David Johns finds himself musing over the bright side of liveaboard life

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September 2018

Steve Haywood: left high and dry

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

The problem with summer on the canals, even when we have beautiful weather

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September 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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August 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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August 2018

The plan to open up a length of the Cotswold Canals linking the Stroud valley to the waterways network likely to go ahead

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Whether you are a boating novice looking to create a good impression or an experienced cruiser trying to help and advise, these guidelines from Steve Vaughan of Willow Wren Training are sure to set the right tone

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May 2018

Intrepid liveaboarder David Johns has come clean... he’ll cruise anywhere, anytime but those double locks are downright daunting for a solo crewer

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April 2018

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