21 May 2015
THE new BoilerHouse at Foxton Locks is now open to visitors following a major investment and development of the facilities at this world-famous lock staircase and Inclined Plane in Leicestershire.
Exhibition space includes immersive and interactive digital technology
to showcase the rich history of the Inclined Plane, together with a new app that virtually recreates and simulates the boat lift.
21 May 2015
MEET the Lincolnshire Waterways Baron which will soon be taking its place on the Lincoln Barons’ Charter Trail created for the city’s 800th anniversary of Magna Carta celebrations.
Designed and painted by county-based canal artist Melanie Clare, the glass-fibre sculpture combines the Lincolnshire flag with the traditional roses and castles with the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Lancaster flying over the landmark of Tattershall Castle on its shield.
- Campaign to preserve the peace on Britain's towpaths
- Prestigious canal angling competition comes to the K&A
- GU suitcase victim named, man charged with murder
- Guides transform wartime pillbox into bat haven
- New Macclesfield moorings open for boats
- Police appeal for help after body found in suitcase in West London canal
- Hire boats back on Thames Tideway
- Boat count shows licence evasion rates below 5%
- Dredging treatment trials near Coventry
- River Soar dredging project
10 February 2015
Explore the beauty of the Caledonian Canal
This clip features footage from The Great Motorboat Tour in which John Boyle undertook a circumnavigation of the British Isles in his motorboat 'Shark Bay'. It covers the journey from Lossiemouth into the Caledonian Canal and the journey through Scotland's most spectacular scenery to the West Coast.
Enjoy this great 'boat's eye' view of the canal's tranquil beauty - from Inverness to Fort Augustus, across Loch Ness taking in sunshine, snow-capped peaks and ruined castles.
1 April 2015
Janet Richardson visits the Canal & River Trust’s most northerly outpost
BELIEVED to be the only Canal & River Trust navigation without a narrowboat to its name, the River Tees flows for 85 miles from its source at Cross Fell in the North Pennines to reach the North Sea between Hartlepool and Redcar.
It used to be tidal for 21km (around 13 miles) until the Tees Barrage was built in the early 1990s between the industrial towns of Middlesbrough with its iconic Transporter Bridge and Stockton-on-Tees, starting point for the world’s first public railway, to protect them from flooding and the effects of tidal change.
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20 May 2015
GERRY Goode has announced that this summer's tour of The ShowBoat will be on the Rivers Avon and Severn.
Taking in as many pubs, hotels and restaurants along the way as possible, and featuring top class entertainment from the stage on top of his boat, Gerry says he is looking forward to another successful season entertaining audiences.
16 April 2015
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 is part one of a guide to the basic cruising equipment you should consider before setting out on any canal or river journey.
2 March 2015
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. This quick video shows you an In-depth look at batteries.
Current Issue: May 2015
Win tickets to the Crick Boat Show and Waterways Festival
Canals in 'safe hands' for summer season
Dredging at Lancaster Canal
Special '58' anniversary brew
Fuel across Pontcysyllte aqueduct
386 boats for sale
Caen Hill team wins lock keeper award
Boat review: New from Knights
Beale Park Boat & Outdoor Show: Special ticket offer for readers
• Next issue on sale: May 28, 2015