1 April 2015
THE Plas Kynaston Canal Group is holding a meeting to discuss proposals for inclusion in the Local Plan in the Holly Bush Inn, Cefn Mawr, at 7pm on Wednesday April 8.
These proposals could transform Cefn Mawr and the Cefn into a Blists Hill or Hebden Bridge of the Pontcysyllte World Heritage Site adding value to the whole. It could become the jewel in the crown, not only of the WHS, but also the county of Wrexham and North East Wales.
25 March 2015
NOW in her eighth decade, heritage narrowboat Birdswood has found a new lease of life running popular public cruises from Cromford Wharf, carrying over 5000 passengers last year.
Birdswood is operated by volunteers on behalf of the Friends of the Cromford Canal, a registered charity (No. 1100700) whose aim is the full restoration of this historic canal for the benefit of the general public.
Aiming to build on their first season's success, the team is looking to sign up more volunteers from local communities, so they're running a recruitment open day at Cromford Wharf on Tuesday March 31 from10am to 4pm. This will give anyone over 18 of any background and ability, an opportunity to learn more about this successful start-up tourist business, to talk to volunteers and to take a brief trip on the boat. It's free and no booking is required.
- Changes at the top of the Broads Authority
- Archaeological dig to reveal canal secrets
- Commemorative orchard takes root next to Mon & Brec
- New asset management chief appointed by Canal & River Trust
- Residents rid canal-side of overgrowing plants and rubbish
- Waterway awards celebrate volunteering excellence
- Work under way to repair volunteer hut destroyed by fire
- Plans to upgrade Gloucester's bridges published
- New family play area for canal country park
- Nantwich aqueduct work postponed till September
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.
CLOSING DATE: Tuesday, 21st April 2015
TPT has teamed up with Central Waterways Supplies to offer four lucky readers the chance to win a complete set of Pearson's Canal Companions worth nearly £100 per set!
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.
23 March 2015
FOR most people, buying a boat is a significant financial investment so it’s important to have the right protection in place.
Emma Watson, Towergate Specialist Insurance Expert, says: “Pursuing a passion for boating can provide a lifetime of enjoyment but it can also be a big investment, not only in time but financially. At Towergate, we understand how vitally important it is to our customers to protect these hobbies and investments. So while we can’t guarantee endless blue skies, we can give you peace of mind for glorious days of plain sailing.”
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1 April 2015
AN EASTER egg hunt and live entertainment are among the attractions at Pillings Lock Marina over the weekend.
The hunt starts at 10.45am on Easter Sunday (April 5) and costs £5 per entrant. It doesn’t just include prizes for Children! There are boat trips and a meal for two among other delicious prizes so don’t miss the Easter Bunny as places are limited.
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.
19 January 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 how to use nappy pins when mooring your narrowboat on Armco.
Current Issue: Apr 2015
Canal closure challenge to start of new season
£25,000 boost for Canal & River Trust
Staveley to host festival
Mon & Brec repairs finished
Nominate your volunteer of the year
Feature footbridge gets a facelift
Learn the right way to paint your boat
388 boats for sale
• Next issue on sale: April 23, 2015