Not to sensible

Published: Thursday, 02 August 2018

I do not of course know the reason for first timers to take to the waterways with a 70ft boat but it doesn't seem too sensible, as they are the devil to keep clear of cills and also to manœuvre in wind.

I once helped on a 70 footer and it was a nightmare, as all too often we were inches off the cill and occasionally on it.

David Putney

L&L into Liverpool opens 24th August

Published: Thursday, 02 August 2018

THE good news is that the Leeds & Liverpool will re-open into Liverpool in time for the August Bank Holiday.

Sank their first boat on first day out

Published: Wednesday, 01 August 2018

OWNERS of their first ever narrowboat will forever remember their first day out, getting it caught on a lock gate cill and sinking it.

Still not so peaceful

Published: Wednesday, 01 August 2018

ISLINGTON Marina in Manchester has started suffering from yobs again as the holidays get under way.

It's fake news

Published: Wednesday, 01 August 2018

QUOTE: 'The overall condition of the Trust’s waterways continued to improve year-on-year with core spending on waterway infrastructure, maintenance and repairs'! writes Pat Hayton.

Canalside warehouse to be flats

Published: Wednesday, 01 August 2018

A CANALSIDE warehouse on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal is to be turned into flats.

Glasson Flight still closed

Published: Wednesday, 01 August 2018

THE lock flight from the Lancaster Canal to Glasson Basin is still closed.

Now it's the South East

Published: Wednesday, 01 August 2018

IT IS not only the northern waterways that are suffering closures, but now the South East waterways are failing.

Middlewich open—by Christmas!

Published: Wednesday, 01 August 2018

THE repair of the breach on the Middlewich Branch, it still progressing—but slowly.

Taking advantage of stoppages

Published: Monday, 30 July 2018

I HAVE been talking to some continuous cruisers on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal who are not too concerned over the stoppages, Kevin Howard writes.