Kelpies open in a blaze of light

Kelpies open in a blaze of light

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.

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Canal closed following chemical store blaze

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.


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Win a break in a luxury Canalside Cottage!

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.

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10 chances to win a pair of tickets to the Crick boat Show!

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.

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Feature Articles

Cosy by Crinanside in a lock keeper’s cottage

Cosy by Crinanside in a lock keeper’s cottage

27 March 2014

MY WIFE and I jumped at the chance of a two-night stay beside the Crinan Canal, dubbed ‘Britain’s most beautiful shortcut’, courtesy of Scottish Canals Canalside Cottages scheme, even though it was December.

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What's On

Canoeing on the River Lune

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.

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Whilton Marina: Plugging in a Landline on a Narrowboat

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.

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Current Issue: Apr 2014

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


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