23 April 2014
THE Kelpies, the world’s largest equine sculptures, were officially opened in a blaze of light and fireworks in good time for the Easter holiday weekend.
Dubbed 'Home', the Falkirk-based event beside the Forth & Clyde Canal and the new, one-mile canal link to Grangemouth, attracted hundreds of sightseers. The giant horse heads took on a stunning variety of hues with specially commissioned artworks and a pulsating soundtrack really putting the 300-tonne works of canalside art firmly on the map.
22 April 2014
A CHEMICAL storage building in West Leeds near to the Leeds & Liverpool Canal was the scene of a huge blaze over the Easter weekend.
At one stage 15 pumps were at the incident in Albion Way including aerial platforms and specialist fire fighting units. Residents reported hearing loud explosions and smoke and flames dominated the skyline.
- Bear necessities at Saltisford
- New MD announced at BWML
- Canal & River Trust major maintenance investment planned
- Holiday bookings up by over a quarter
- Police name women who died in Caley Canal car plunge
- Google Street View canal images now available
- Canal basin reopens following repairs
- Canals cleared in time for Easter
- Sail 4 Cancer wins 2014 Haven Academy Award
- Super-sized canal gates keep Gloucester safe
20 January 2014
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CLOSING DATE: Thursday, 15th May 2014
Canalside Cottages are offering Towpath Talk readers the chance to win a three night break for two in one of Scottish Canals' luxurious self-catering cottages! Choose from inspiring locations along the Caledonian and Crinian Canals, near locations such as Telford House East, which overlooks Ben Nevis, Tomnahurich Bridge House, near the heart of Inverness, or the secluded Sandray Cottage.
CLOSING DATE: Thursday, 24th April 2014
Crick Boat Show is offering Towpath Talk readers 10 chances to win a pair of tickets to the show.
26 March 2014
One of the best ways to explore and enjoy the great outdoors is by boat. So why not join the Grantham Canal Society for a day out on The Three Shires trip boat where you have the peace, tranquillity and beauty of the canal all to yourself.
Each cruise can be tailored to your requirements. The society caters for small groups of up to 10 people and you can choose a cruise time from one to four hours. It’s an inexpensive way to celebrate a birthday, watch the abundant wildlife or just sit back and relax.
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22 April 2014
A CHANCE to take to the water in canoes and kayaks is on offer on the River Lune in North Lancashire.
Lancaster and District Canoe Club is offering beginner courses tutored by Canoe England Coaches and they are hoping there will be a great many takers.
10 March 2014
EACH month we bring you a video from Whilton Marina’s About Narrowboating channel on YouTube. There are currently 56 films covering everything from Blacking a Narrowboat to Different Types of Handrails. Here we look at Plugging in a Landline on a Narrowboat.
12 February 2014
EACH month we bring you a video from Whilton Marina’s About Narrowboating channel on YouTube. There are currently 56 films covering everything from Blacking a Narrowboat to Different Types of Handrails. Here we look at putting an empty Cassette back into the toilet in a narrowboat.
Current Issue: Apr 2014
♦ 491 boats for sale
♦ Win a 3-night break in luxury Scottish cottage
♦ Win Crick Boat Show tickets
♦ Foxton Locks wins Art Council funding bid
♦ Roving mooring permits scheme scrapped
♦ Storm-damaged trees cleared by vounteers
• Next issue on sale: April 24, 2014