21 October 2014
IRISH Minister Heather Humphreys TD, and actor and producer Carrie Crowley joined with over 300 walkers and paddlers to open the Shannon Blueway in Drumshanbo, Co Leitrim.
The Shannon Blueway runs from Drumshanbo through Battlebridge and Leitrim Village to Carrick on Shannon. It includes 16.5km of water trail and over 10km of walking routes in three loops.
It provides a range of recreational leisure activities such as walking, cycling, canoeing, fishing and cruising all linked by the waterways to local towns and villages.
20 October 2014
AN INVASIVE mussel, the quagga mussel (Dreissena rostriformis bugensis), has been discovered in the south east. It is the first time the invasive non-native species has been recorded in the UK.
The discovery was made by Environment Agency teams carrying out routine water quality testing on River Wraysbury. It has subsequently been found in the nearby Wraysbury reservoir too.
- Plug pulled ready to start Regent's Canal repairs
- Sutton Weaver Swing Bridge reopened
- 'Neigh' bother as Kelpies Horsebox Cafe opens
- Canal & River Trust consult on mooring sales
- Boaters alerted to Calor cylinder recall
- The future of Elvington Lock
- Residents take action to tackle Oxford graffiti
- Wheeler on board for grand opening weekend
- New weapon unveiled in war against shopping trolleys
26 September 2014
Crick Marina: A Great Place To Moor
Since opening in 1996, Crick Marina has become one of the most sought-after marinas in the country, based on its quiet and central location, friendly people, realistic prices and, since 2000, its annual boat show. Visit: www.crickmarina.com
Church Minshull Aqueduct Marina
16 September 2014
Church Minshull Aqueduct Marina is the perfect base for private and share boat owners looking for a full range of facilities. Ideally situated at the heart of Cheshire’s canal network, the established marina offers a full range of services including a well-stocked chandlery, workshops, hardstanding and brokerage all with experienced staff to carry out your work or advise you on site.
CLOSING DATE: Thursday, 13th November 2014
Born in America in 1999, the Original Muck Boot Company began its journey with the sole purpose of supplying the most comfortable, high performance outdoor footwear in the market. Over the years, Muck Boot has expanded into work, farm and garden, outdoor sporting, equestrian, and casual footwear. Today, Muck Boot has built a reputation for providing the most reliable footwear that works anytime, anywhere, and in the harshest conditions. The exclusive technology and construction sets the standard for comfort and quality in outdoor footwear.
CLOSING DATE: Wednesday, 31st December 2014
If you are planning a trip on your boat near a Castle Marina why not bring your boat in to try our marina and services?
2 June 2014
AFTER dealing with the damage caused by the winter’s storms, Buckingham Canal Society (BCS) work party volunteers have been working alongside a group from Network Rail for a team building day.
The task was to put a pair of old lock gates to good use again at Hyde Lane Lock within the Buckingham Canal Nature Reserve near Thornborough Mill. BCS leases the reserve from Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust (BBOWT) and manage it on their behalf.
Other Feature Articles
20 October 2014
THE adventures of The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse will delight audiences young and old at the Puppet Theatre Barge.
Suitable for 3-8 year-olds, these two famous cousins visit each other and both experience new sights and sounds, ending up all the wiser as a result of these adventures brought to life with music, songs and rod puppets.
20 October 2014
EVER wanted to have a go at steering a narrowboat, or getting to know how to work locks, but lacked the confidence, or the means to do so?
Well, now there is an opportunity to do both under the watchful eye of a qualified community boat skipper, with trained crew on hand to help where necessary.
23 September 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. This video clip explains how a boat surveyor checks a stern gear on a hull when they are doing a survey.
10 July 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. This video shows Craning a new Narrowboat into the marina.
Current Issue: Oct 2014
♦ Historic boats gather at Alvecote
♦ Towpath Talk tops the poll in Canal & River Trust’s boater survey
♦ Restoration raffle’s £5000
♦ Riverbed is investigated
♦ Lifeboats parade at Saul IWA pageant
♦ Trip boats return to Olympic waterway
♦ Have a go at steering a 70ft narrowboat
♦ New series We Bought A Fat Boat
• Next issue on sale: October 23, 2014