Towpath Talk

Fish rescued as Union Canal drained at Linlithgow

FISH were ‘rescued’ while a section of the Union Canal at Linlithgow was drained as part of a Scottish Canals drive to maintain the 195-year-old waterway, linking Edinburgh with Falkirk and the Forth &...

Bridge work on the Lancaster Canal

COLIN Ogden has started work on Natland Hall bridge 182 on the in-filled section of the Lancaster canal. Dense masses of ivy have been cut away and the roots treated. Ron Martland, from Haydock...

Rock legend backs canal restoration

DAVE Berry, famous for classic hits like The Crying Game, has been appointed as Restoration Ambassador for the Chesterfield Canal Trust. Dave is a long time supporter of the Trust. He was presented with...

Audlem Lock 13 from a different viewpoint

THe public are invited to delve behind-the-scenes of vital repair and restoration works at Audlem’s historic flight of 15 locks on the Shropshire Union Canal in Cheshire. On Saturday January 21, visitors will be...

Looking forward to 2017 trailboat festival

THE  2017 IWA National Trailboat Festival is to be held at the historic Moira Furnace, North West Leicestershire, on the restored length of the Ashby Canal over the late May bank holiday weekend (May...

Explorer cruises on the BCN

AFTER the success of its previous cruises, the Birmingham Canal Navigations Society is to hold two Explorer Cruises again in 2017 to encourage boaters to explore the BCN. The May Cruise (May 12-19) will...

Wolverhampton’s canals receive winter makeover

THE Old Main Line Canal running through Wolverhampton is set for a makeover as part of a programme which will see lock gates replaced and historic brickwork restored. Works are being carried out on...

Contractors abseil to carry out aqueduct work

MARPLE Aqueduct, England’s highest canal aqueduct which carries the Peak Forest Canal across the River Goyt at Marple, Cheshire, is to get a facelift courtesy of abseiling contractors working for the Canal & River...

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