- Emergency repairs to Lancaster Canal
- Portable gas equipment warning
- Inaugural meeting to develop the Swansea Bay Inland Waterway
- New British Marine brand officially launched to the industry
- George is ready for restoration
- Undercroft gate plans now being considered
- New lease of life for old docks
- Improved maintenance for local waterway
- Leak leaves boats stranded
- Canal community rallies round Celine
30 June 2015
10 Top Tips for having boat insurance
Haven Hints are designed to provide useful information on a range of topics in easy ‘Ten Top Tips’ format to help boat owners. This clip highlights the importance of having the right boat insurance and why and when you might need it.
When is boat insurance compulsory? Is your boat insured when being towed on the road? Why should you have Third Party Cover? What happens if you take your boat abroad - or plan a single-handed voyage? Haven’s Top Ten Tips for having boat insurance answers all these questions - and more….
Haven Hints are also available in a FREE pocket-sized printed booklet - Click Here to request your copy http://www.boat-zone.com/haven-hints-booklet/
CLOSING DATE: Monday, 20th July 2015
Towpath Talk has teamed up with Fuel-Guard to offer TWO lucky readers the chance to win a Decontaminator and water separator worth £255 each!
20 May 2015
By navigating through various sections of the boat, you are given access to a timeline summary explaining how boating technology such as radar and life jackets have developed over the years and what the latest technological development has been. Click Here>>
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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5 July 2015
THERE is a summer fete on the Village Butty (Jam Butty) on Saturday and Sunday July 11-12 on the Regents Canal at Mile End Park, Haverfield Rd, E3 5BE between 2pm and 10pm.
On Saturday there will be live music from local bands, street performance, brass band and a family cilidh. Other attractions plannedl include face painting and balloon modelling, unicycling and circus skills.
There will be more live music and the infamous Jam on the Butty on Sunday. Come down with an instrument and join in, or come and sing your favourite song!
2 July 2015
THE Somerset Coal Canal will reopen a section of its Radford and Paulton branch during the Radford Canal Festival this weekend (July 4-5).
This exciting moment is perfectly timed with this year's local and national celebrations of publication of William Smith's map which launched the science of geology and was based on his experience as the canal's surveyor.
22 June 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 month's video features Darren Williams www.dwcanalboatsignwritter.co.uk painting coachlines onto a new boat getting it ready for sale.
22 May 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. Here is part two of a guide to the basic cruising equipment you should consider before setting out on any canal or river journey.
Current Issue: July 2015
The Towpath Volunteer of the Year Award
Gridlock on the BCN
Boats and so much more at the Ricky Festival
Focus on Freight
In search of Nessie
374 boats for sale
New catch design could make locks safer for boaters
Stand for CRT's ruling council
Major milestone for Kelpies
Tripadvisor award for Caen Hill
• Next issue on sale: July 23, 2015