Towpath Talk HUGE competition – prizes worth over £725!

We’re celebrating the 200th issue of Towpath Talk with this HUGE competition worth over £725! With eleven fantastic waterways-related prizes up for grabs, you could be one of the lucky winners – all you have to do is fill in the form below!

Here’s what you could win:

A short break in a luxury glamping wagon – worth up to £297*

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One lucky winner can choose either a three-night weekday break or a two-night weekend break for two in Wellington Wagon – one of Overwater Marina’s newest luxury glamping wagons. Situated in south Cheshire close to the Shropshire Union Canal and the vibrant canalside village of Audlem, Overwater’s fully furnished wagons, with en suite shower rooms, have everything you need for the perfect getaway, including their own private patio with wood-fired hot tub, chimenea and barbecue.  The wagons were inspired by the nearby and now dismantled Great Western Railway line, part of which you can still walk when staying at the site.

*The prize is for a three-night midweek break, starting on a Monday or Tuesday or a two-night break starting on a Thursday, Friday or Saturday for two persons only and is valid for 12 months from the date of announcement of winner.  The prize must be booked directly with the Overwater office either by email, or telephone 01270 812677 and will be verified with the Towpath Talk team.

Win a £100 gift voucher for Whilton Marina or Venetian Marina*

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Celebrating the 200th issue of Towpath Talk and the close working relationship between the marinas and the newspaper, Whilton Marina is honoured to support this amazing competition. One lucky reader will win a £100 voucher to be spent at Whilton Marina Chandlery in Northamptonshire or Venetian Marina Chandlery in Cheshire. Both chandleries are extremely well stocked and have a fully equipped website for all your boating needs!

*The prize will be dispatched to the winner via the UK mail service, unless otherwise stated. Whilton Marina will not be liable for any prizes, which are lost, delayed, or damaged in the post for reasons beyond our control. All prizes must be claimed within 6 months of notification of winning unless otherwise stated.

Basic Boat Liability Company insurance – worth up to £95.55*

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One winner will receive free third party insurance for one year from the Basic Boat Liability Company, a trading division of the Howe Maxted Group Limited.

*Subject to the terms and conditions of their policy and acceptance of the criteria set out in the Demands and Needs and Declaration contained on their application form.

Dudley Canal Network – Tunnel Network ticket for four – worth £33.60*

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Jump on board and discover a magical underground world which dates back 428 million years. Enjoy sound and light shows, historic recreations and informative commentary delivered by your knowledgeable skipper. Learn about the material which was mined here and how it shaped the Industrial Revolution and advances in canal building. Marvel at how tropical seabeds worked their way up through the earth to deposit amazing and unique fossils in our caverns. Pop on your hard hat and mask and sit back and discover hidden worlds as you enter our tree-lined basins, filled with wildlife, peace and quiet!

*Voucher has no monetary value, only valid on the Dudley Underground Experience trip, not valid on Bank Holidays. Voucher is valid until 31/5/2023.

Afternoon tea for two at Boat St Cafe on Mercia Marina – worth £29.90*

The Boat St Cafe team are excited to offer afternoon tea for two aboard their 72ft narrowboat Tea Room. A selection of tasty sandwiches, slice of quiche, selection of cakes and a fruit scone with clotted cream and strawberry conserve, accompanied by bottomless Yorkshire tea! Prosecco, coffee and other soft/alcoholic drinks are available to purchase alongside. Come rain or shine you can dine aboard or on one of their outdoor benches.

*Valid for one year. Voucher redeemed upon arrival. Pre-booking essential with minimum one working day’s notice.

Two Family Passes for the National Waterways Museum at Ellesmere Port – worth £25 each

The Family Pass allows unlimited visits for up to two adults and two children at the National Waterways Museum at Ellesmere Port for 12 months.  The museum showcases the history of the canals and the lives and times of the people who worked on them.  The museum is dog-friendly with hands-on exhibits and family-friendly interactives across the seven-acre site including a canal-themed children’s playground. Every Sunday during the summer, the museum will come to life with a different theme each week and include traditional events, creative activities and live entertainment.  There is outside and indoor space with refreshments available at the Waterside Cafe overlooking the Shropshire Union Canal.

Carnauba Wax spray presentation boxed set – worth £16.99 +p&p*

If synthetic spray sealants don’t do it for you, why not try Carnauba Wax spray?

This silicone-free product contains No. 1 Brazilian Carnauba Wax in a cleansing solution. That means it cleans, adds high gloss and around three months of gloss, water beading and protection with each coat.

Perfect if silicone is not what you want on your vehicle.

Presentation box kit comprises of 1 x 500ml Superb Quality Black trigger spray bottle and two Super quality 40cm x 40cm microfibre towels.

*No returns are possible with this prize and no cash alternatives.

Robert Aickman: An Attempted Biography – worth £45

Robert Aickman (1914-1981) is remembered today as the author of fascinating ‘strange stories’, and also as one of the saviours of Britain’s inland waterways. In Aickman’s mind these two apparently different interests were allied; he was an idealist and a romantic who sought the ‘world elsewhere’ of Shakespeare’s Coriolanus, because the modern world was not for him. Aickman believed that an alternative realm could exist in life and the creative arts, and he sought to offer this in his fiction, and to build a Utopia through the restoration of Britain’s inland waterways.

Ecoworks Starter Kit – worth £49.80

Ecoworks Marine is championing the sustainable revolution in marine cleaning by offering effective eco-friendly cleaning solutions in a compact range of 15 cleaning products. The products are made from naturally derived ingredients from renewable and sustainably sourced raw materials, and are formulated for the lowest possible toxicity and the ultimate biodegradability. This kit includes eco all-surface cleaner concentrate, eco sanitiser, eco foam hand sanitiser, Ecoworks trigger spray bottle and an Ecoworks Jute bag.

We Don’t Go Far But We Do See Life – worth £7.99

Follow Dutch barge Saul Trader on her voyages through the canals of Europe. Author Keith Harris and his merry crew journey from England to Belgium and Holland through the centre of France to the southern extremities of the extensive French canal system. There are stories and anecdotes about the people that they meet along the way, and the amusing and sometimes frightening incidents that occur during their epic jaunt.

To enter, fill out the form below for your chance to win!

Competition closes 3/7/22. There are no cash alternatives available. The winners will be the first names drawn at random. Terms and conditions apply. To view the privacy policy of MMG Ltd (publisher of Towpath Talk) please visit

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