Towpath Talk

Burton Waters Boating Festival is back

NEW and used boats will be on display during the annual Burton Waters Boating Festival on Saturday April 29 from 12noon-5pm. Among the boats on show will be models from Jeanneau including thestylish NC9,...

Waterway Tales at Little Venice

THE theme of this year’s Canalway Cavalcade is Waterway Tales. Organised entirely by the Inland Waterways Association’s (IWA) volunteers annually for over 30 years and situated at the junction of the Regent’s and Grand...

Boats, cars and ducks at Droitwich

THE 2017 St Richard’s Canal Festival at Vines Park, Droitwich will be even more canal-based this year. Organised by the Worcester-Birmingham & Droitwich Canals Society, with help from Wychavon District Council and Droitwich Town...

Cruise the Giant’s staircase

CHESTERFIELD Canal Trust are taking one-way trips on Hugh Henshall on Friday April 28, from Shireoaks to Kiveton Park and Saturday April 29 from Kiveton Parks to Shireoaks. These one way trips leave at...

Canoe trail trip

A NEW canoe trail along the Hebble and Calder Navigation in West Yorkshire, will be promoted by a special family event on Saturday, April 29. Young and not so young will take a five-mile...

Update on London Mooring Strategy

FOLLOWING a year of working with a wide range of stakeholders, surveying boaters, and physically looking at every inch of the capital’s waterways, the Canal & River Trust has developed a set of draft...

Islip Bridge work to start early May

THE news that Nene boaters have been waiting for – work will start on Monday May 8 to replace the Islip footbridge, writes Chop Wales. After years of boats getting trapped one side or...

Continuous cruising – a new approach from the RBOA

THE Residential Boat Owners’ Association (RBOA) has issued the following statement as a new approach to the current issues around boats without a home mooring which it maintains could be considered by Navigation Authorities....

Kennet across the Mersey

LEEDS & Liverpool short boat Kennet returned to Liverpool this week having spent the winter at the National Waterways Museum in Ellesmere Port, writes Colin Wareing. Built as a cargo carrying vessel, she is...

What’s at the bottom of the canal?

AT AN annual cost of £1 million to clean up after litter-happy Britons – from blow up dolls to shopping trolleys – the Canal & River Trust is saying enough is enough. This winter...

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