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Canal & River Trust major maintenance investment planned

20 April 2014

THE Canal & River Trust has today outlined its plans for investment in caring for the waterways over the next three years. Expenditure will rise to £85.4 million this year and continue to rise to £93 million in 2016/17.

The Trust has today given a detailed plan for its major engineering projects, waterway maintenance and customer service over the course of the 2014/15 financial year. The bulk of this investment is all targeted around improving and protecting the waterways for boating.

 

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Holiday bookings up by over a quarter

19 April 2014

SPECIALIST boating agency Waterways Holidays has seen sales for holidays afloat in the UK boom in the first quarter of this year, with bookings to 31 March up 26% on the same period in 2013.

“2014 has got off to a fantastic start, thanks in no small measure to the four-part TV series showing Prunella Scales and Timothy West on a variety of canal holidays,” says managing director Nigel Richards.
 

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20 January 2014

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Competitions

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

St George's Day cruise

15 April 2014

A VERY English cruise will take place on the Chesterfield Canal on St George's Day, Wednesday April 23.

The John Varley trip boat will sail at 10am through beautiful countryside with the accompaniment of traditional English music.

 

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Videos

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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♦ Foxton Locks wins Art Council funding bid
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