From Orbit to the South-East canals

From Orbit to the South-East canals

24 May 2015

THE Canal & River Trust has appointed Vicky Martin as its new waterway manager for canals in the South East of England.

She will be responsible for day-to-day operations of the waterways which includes looking after the whole length of the Grand Union Canal from Rickmansworth to Leicester and the entire Oxford Canal.

 

Read More »

comments

Migration along the Thames Path

18 May 2015.

ANIMAL conservation enthusiasts from the South of England will take part in a 187 mile walk to raise awareness and funds to support endangered African species from May 22.

Dubbed the ‘Thames Path Migration’, volunteers will march along the River Thames from London Thames Barrier to the source at Kemble, Gloucestershire.

Read More »

comments

'Robo Weir' to keep Newbury's water flowing

'Robo Weir' to keep Newbury's water flowing

6 May 2015.

A NEW automated weir has been installed on the River Kennet, to help regulate water levels through Newbury’s historic town centre.

The weir, known as a radial gate, has been installed at Greenham Mill by the Canal & River Trust.
 

Read More »

comments

Festival to revive old tradition

27 April 2015.

THE St Richard’s Boat and Car Festival will take place around Droitwich Spa town centre and Vines Park over the three days of the early May Bank Holiday weekend from Saturday to Monday May 2-4.
Celebrating the life of the Spa’s patron saint it offers attractions to suit all ages ranging from boat trips on the Droitwich Canal to mediaeval re-enactments and live entertainment.
 

Read More »

comments

Treasures from the Chesterfield Canal archives

Treasures from the Chesterfield Canal archives

21 April 2015.

THE Chesterfield Canal Trust will be showing some of the treasures from its archive at Hollingwood Hub on Saturday and Sunday April 25-26.

The event is free and will run from 10am- 4pm each day.
 

Read More »

comments

Under threat Yorkshire Museum opens for summer season weekends

26 March 2015.

THE Goole-based Yorkshire Waterways Museum has opened for the summer season weekends despite being under immediate threat of closure.

Since news of its predicament was announced last week, the charity has been able to raise £30,000 towards the £50,000 it requires to remove the initial threat.
 

Read More »

comments

Investment in Alperton canal towpath

25 March 2015.

THE increasingly popular Paddington Arm of the Grand Union Canal in Alperton has been given a major boost, thanks to improvement works totalling £33,000.

A 500m stretch near Hazel Grove has benefitted from repaired sections of towpath, widened entrances, planting of a new landscaped area with native species and improved signage.

 

Read More »

comments

Dozens of potholes filled-in on Slough canal towpath

Dozens of potholes filled-in on Slough canal towpath

24 March 2015.

A TEAM of volunteers have helped transform an 800-metre stretch of towpath on the Slough Arm of the Grand Union Canal, by smoothing-over dozens of troublesome potholes.

They carried out the work with the Canal & River Trust and Groundwork, as part of a Towpath Taskforce group that regularly provides opportunities for people to improve the canal.
 

Read More »

comments

Cycling and walking 'rangers' wanted for London's canal towpaths

24 February 2015.

PEOPLE in London with a love of walking and cycling are being called on to volunteer and help make the capital’s increasingly busy canal towpaths even more pleasant places to visit.
The Canal & River Trust is hoping to recruit 30 new Towpath Rangers in the build up to the spring.
 

Read More »

comments

Living Waterways Awards open for entries

28 January 2015.

THE Canal & River Trust launches the 2015 Living Waterways Awards today, (Wednesday January 28). The Awards recognise the most inspiring and exciting waterway-based projects across the UK. Entries close on Friday March 13.

Led by an independent panel of experts drawn from the voluntary, environmental, arts, heritage, engineering and architecture sectors, the Living Waterways Awards celebrates the work done by individuals, communities and organisations to improve their canals and rivers, making them exciting places to live, learn and spend time.

 

Read More »

comments

Current Issue: May 2015

Issue May 2015

Win tickets to the Crick Boat Show and Waterways Festival
Canals in 'safe hands' for summer season
Dredging at Lancaster Canal
Special '58' anniversary brew
Fuel across Pontcysyllte aqueduct
386 boats for sale
Caen Hill team wins lock keeper award
Boat review: New from Knights
Beale Park Boat & Outdoor Show: Special ticket offer for readers

PLUS:

Buy this issue now

• Next issue on sale: May 28, 2015

Issue 115

Issue 115
May 2015

The UK's Number One read for all waterways users

Subscribe and get this issue

Buy it now facebook Read on-line

The IWA Northampton Festival of Water is due to take place in late August. Have you cruised the River Nene?.

Yes
Not yet but I plan to attend the festival
Not yet but I may in the future
No

View results without voting

Advertisements

Related magazines:

Heritage Commercials magazine The Railway magazine Aviation Classics

Follow towpathtalk on Twitter

Advertising Deadline:

June 2015 - May 13, 2015
July 2015 - June 10, 2015

Book advertising here

Next Issue Out:

May 28, 2015

Advertisements

Advertisements

Advertisements