Don’t miss out this season, many of the marinas are running narrowboats throughout the autumn and winter months – and even through the Christmas and New Year period! It’s a perfect retreat from all the hustle and bustle of last minute Christmas shoppers and overcrowded supermarkets.
The canals at this time of year are simply picture perfect, with misty mornings, snowy branches and tranquil waters. A great way to experience the British countryside at its most peaceful.
On a canal boat with a solid fuel stove on board, you can have the fire burning on a frosty evening, with a glass of mulled wine and some great company. The stoves are a charming feature of a traditional narrowboat and a great finishing touch on a chilly night. For example, a boat running throughout the winter period is ‘Little Otter’, a characterful 2 berth narrowboat on the Leicester Arm of the Grand Union Canal, equipped with a traditional log burning stove as well as warm air heating.