Holiday Inspirations

Canal Boat Hire – River Severn and Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal

Posted by on September 29, 2011 at 3:31 pm

Trudi, an experienced narrow boater and member of the Waterways Holidays booking team, writes about her latest journey on one of her favourite canals, the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal. “It has surpassed all of my expectations…..” We began our journey from Northwick, just North of Worcester, on the 69 foot narrowboat ‘Transcendence’.  Turning onto the […]

Norfolk Broads boat holidays – top tips for October getaways

Posted by on September 9, 2011 at 11:02 am

So the weather is getting a little less ‘Summery’ and the nights are drawing in, it may not seem like the best time of year to go on a boat holiday on the Norfolk Broads, right? Wrong. It’s actually almost an ideal season for a boating trip! The Broads are generally less busy, making it […]

Pet friendly boat holidays… We think so!

Posted by on September 6, 2011 at 12:16 pm

We recently posted about Norfolk Broads boating holidays being an ideal holiday for pet owners.  Recent holiday goers have shown us just how versatile our boats can be for all sorts of pets, and we thought we would share the latest pet pictures with you! On the 26th of August we welcomed the Simonnet family […]

‘Muddy Waters.’ A brand new family canal boat holiday experience

Posted by on July 19, 2011 at 10:15 am

Children and adults alike are set to love an entirely new boating holiday experience – child friendly narrowboat ‘Muddy Waters’ on the South Oxford Canal. The base at Lower Heyford boasts a modern fleet of beautifully maintained narrowboats sleeping up to twelve people. The latest addition to the hire fleet is 69ft ‘Muddy Waters’, a […]

Canal Boating Holidays on the Mid Worcestershire or Droitwich Ring

Posted by on July 8, 2011 at 11:14 am

The sleepy Droitwich Canals have just reawakened after almost a century of closure.  Years of restoration work estimated at a cost of approximately £12.7 million have been invested into the reopening of the canals. The canals and the River Severn link to form the Mid Worcestershire mini Ring-perfect for three night breaks. The Droitwich Canals, […]

Canal Boating Holidays in rural Warwickshire

Posted by on July 1, 2011 at 2:46 pm

Stratford upon Avon Canal, home to the birth and death place of William Shakespeare, is an area steeped in culture and history, all of which you can experience yourself when you hire a narrow boat for a holiday getaway. Waterways Holidays offers canal boating holidays from various bases such as ‘Wootton Wawen’, ‘Stratford upon Avon’, […]

Canal Boat Holidays on the Welsh Canals

Posted by on May 10, 2011 at 3:49 pm

Wales is home to two navigable rural canals, the Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal and the Llangollen Canal. These canals are always a popular choice for people looking to holiday in the UK and both offer unique and awe-inspiring experiences. Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal: Dating back over two hundred years, this canal meanders through picturesque Welsh […]

Our boating holiday on the Kennet & Avon Canal

Posted by on April 12, 2011 at 3:37 pm

The Waterways Holidays team have just returned from their holiday afloat on the Kennet & Avon canal. We enjoyed our time so much we thought it would be nice to let you know how we got on! Everyone receives tuition, even the staff at Waterways Holidays! So after receiving a detailed show through of the […]

Spring Inspirations for Norfolk Broads Boating Holidays

Posted by on April 12, 2011 at 11:25 am

Known as ‘Britain’s Magical Waterland’, spring on the Broads brings the promise of brighter evenings, atmospheric misty mornings and tranquil waters. There’s 125 miles of lock free cruising, which can be enjoyed from the comfort of a modern, well equipped motor cruiser, or a traditional Broads sailing yacht. Become the skipper of your own boat […]

Traditional boats & sailing yachts for hire on the UK Canals & Norfolk Broads

Posted by on March 18, 2011 at 4:59 pm

Don’t forget our traditional narrowboats, sailing yachts and motor cruisers for boating getaways! UK Canals Converted narrowboat: ‘Hawkesbury,’ cruising the Trent & Mersey Canal from 1937, is the last ‘Big Woolwich’ and former cargo carrying vessel. Available for skippered hire; you even get a “boat dog”! This leaves you free to soak in the rural […]