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.
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.
- Police name women who died in Caley Canal car plunge
- Google Street View canal images now available
- Canal basin reopens following repairs
- Canals cleared in time for Easter
- Sail 4 Cancer wins 2014 Haven Academy Award
- Super-sized canal gates keep Gloucester safe
- External funding helps young people discover the waterways
- Volunteers clean up canal in Retford
- More waterways memorabilia to go on eBay
20 January 2014
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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.
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.
26 March 2014
One of the best ways to explore and enjoy the great outdoors is by boat. So why not join the Grantham Canal Society for a day out on The Three Shires trip boat where you have the peace, tranquillity and beauty of the canal all to yourself.
Each cruise can be tailored to your requirements. The society caters for small groups of up to 10 people and you can choose a cruise time from one to four hours. It’s an inexpensive way to celebrate a birthday, watch the abundant wildlife or just sit back and relax.
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Sketching trips on the River Lea
15 April 2014
THE National Maritime Museum in association with river conservation charity Thames21 is holding sketching narrowboat trips on the River Lea on Sunday April 20.
Trips take place from 10am-12 noon, 12 noon to 2pm and from 2pm to 4pm. Cost is £10.
To book a place ring 0208 312 6608 or visit www.rmg.co.uk
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.
12 February 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 putting an empty Cassette back into the toilet in a narrowboat.
Current Issue: Apr 2014
♦ 491 boats for sale
♦ Win a 3-night break in luxury Scottish cottage
♦ Win Crick Boat Show tickets
♦ Foxton Locks wins Art Council funding bid
♦ Roving mooring permits scheme scrapped
♦ Storm-damaged trees cleared by vounteers
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