Towpath Talk

Gales snap new road barriers

WHILE storm Doris was blowing trees down at various places around the canal system recently, she caused a different type of problem in West Lancashire, writes Colin Wareing. The recently installed road barriers on...

New Northern Reaches towpath trail announced

CUMBRIA’s forgotten canal is to be rediscovered with the construction of a new £184,000 towpath trail from Kendal to Natland, thanks to members of the Lancaster Canal Regeneration Partnership. The Lancaster Canal, which is...

New season for New Horizons

THE Pocklington Canal Amenity Society’s tripboat, New Horizons, will start its 2017 ‘short trips’ programme on Sunday April 2. Lasting about 30 minutes, trips will run between about 12noon and 4.15pm every Sunday and...

Learn linocut printmaking ‘on the cut’

FRIENDS of the Cromford Canal’s heritage narrowboat Birdswood is hosting a printmaking workshop on Friday May 5 with celebrated canal artist and printmaker Eric Gaskell. The day will start with a two-three hour cruise to...

Walkers can explore canal history

HISTORIC locations on the route of a 19th Century waterway will be explored during two free guided walks at the end of March. Members of the public are invited to join strolls along the...

The flight of Babuscha Baboon

TOPICAL with the news that there could be ‘holiday’ space flights in a few years, the story of a baboon who wanted to fly to the moon in a hot-air balloon is the spring...

New era for Paddington Basin

THE Canal & River Trust is announcing a raft of new projects to transform the waterspace in London’s Paddington Basin into an exciting hub for boaters, residents, workers and visitors. Hire boats, a water...

Canal cops get on their bikes

LOOK out if you’re intent on causing mischief along the banks of the Forth & Clyde and Union Canals. That’s the message from Police Scotland whose officers have taken to the saddle on pedal...

Another record year for Pocklington trip boat

FOLLOWING on the successes of 2014 and 2015, 2016 has been yet another record breaking year. The Pocklington Canal Amenity Society (PCAS) wishes to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has supported, through...

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