Towpath Talk

A lot of boat for you money.

Nottingham Boat Company is attracting loads of interest in its wide beam range of boats. Phil Pickin went to find out why. IT’S funny how tastes change and how trends establish themselves. Until recently...

Open weekend lights up the Turnerwood flight

THE Canal & River Trust and Chesterfield Canal Trust got together to showcase their activities at the Turnerwood flight at Shireoaks over the weekend of March 11-12. Members of the CRT team and volunteers...

The Kelpies get their first vet check

THE Kelpies, the world’s largest pair of equine sculptures, are due their first health check and custodians Scottish Canals have arranged a visit by a rather unique veterinary team, who’ll be grooming their coats,...

Curlew in crisis

Alison Alderton looks at the plight of the iconic wader and measures being introduced to protect the bird from extinction in Ireland. WITH its long legs, mottled brown plumage, downwards-curved bill and haunting cry,...

Tame Aqueduct 21st century makeover complete

THE Canal & River Trust is inviting local boaters, walkers, cyclists and heritage lovers to come and inspect its work following the completion of a project to transform the Grade II Listed Tame Aqueduct...

Bridge works close canal

A TEMPORARY road has been constructed by filling in the Bridgewater Canal at Vicars Hall Bridge near Boothstown Marina, writes Colin Wareing. Its purpose is to maintain access to a nearby farm while the...

First AGM for Halesworth New Reach Group

THE days are getting longer though not necessarily warmer. Nevertheless, the snowdrops are out on the canal and the daffodils are not far behind. Which leads Halesworth New Reach group to plans for activities...

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