Towpath Tidy every month

Published: Monday, 21 February 2011

OBVIOUSLY with the plan of getting more volunteers, British Waterways' annual Towpath Tidy will now be monthly.

Boat hire—Grand Union Canal

Published: Sunday, 20 February 2011

CONTINUING with our Waterways Hire Guide is the Grand Union Canal. Besides being the longest in the country it is also the most varied for the holiday maker as it winds its way from Birmingham to the Thames, with a section from the Trent.

BW stops boaters using sanitary facilities

Published: Friday, 18 February 2011

THERE was a demonstration of boaters in Ware on the Lee & Stort Navigation against British Waterways' decision to stop boaters using its sanitary facilities.

Trent lock hours cut

Published: Friday, 18 February 2011

THE hours of lock keepers on the Trent are being cut this season as part of the overall cuts by British Waterways.

Recycled hire boats good value

Published: Friday, 18 February 2011

WHILST some canal businesses may be sunk in gloom, one operator has opted to expand his hire fleet by a third this year—and is already seeing the new boats being booked out as quickly as he can introduce them.

Waterways Ireland at the show

Published: Friday, 18 February 2011

WATERWAY Ireland is exhibiting at Birmingham's Boat & Caravan Show for the first time.

Historic tug revisits Essex Wharf

Published: Thursday, 17 February 2011

THE well-known historic 42ft dock tug Major revisited Essex Wharf at Lea Bridge at the weekend, on a nostalgic trip up the Lee Navigation.

Banned from cleaning off graffiti

Published: Thursday, 17 February 2011

THE Best Kept Village Committee at Wombourne on the Staffs & Worcs Canal has been stopped from cleaning the graffiti off its canal bridges by British Waterways.

Venetian Marina go antique

Published: Thursday, 17 February 2011

For those travelling the Middlewich Branch of the Shroppie, there are some changes at Venetian Marina that boaters might like to be aware of, Dave King writes.

Narrowboat arsonist on trial

Published: Thursday, 17 February 2011

KATHLEEN Smith poured petrol over her ex-lover's narrowboat as he slept inside, then set it alight a jury was told.