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Canal group call meeting to discuss local plan

Canal group call meeting to discuss local plan

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.

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Historic boat seeks new friends

Historic boat seeks new friends

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.
 

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Featured Videos

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.

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Feature Articles

Beyond the Tees Barrage

Beyond the Tees Barrage

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.
 

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Mid week work party at Bridgwater Docks

1 April 2015

THE IWA West Country branch is holding a mid-week work party on Wednesday April 8 at Bridgwater Docks.

Meet at the IWA Cabin located in the boater's car park at the docks for a 10am start.
 

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Videos

Whilton Marina: In-depth look at batteries

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.

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Canal closure challenge to start of new season
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Staveley to host festival
Mon & Brec repairs finished
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Feature footbridge gets a facelift
Learn the right way to paint your boat
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