Holiday Inspirations

Hire a boat and cruise the Norfolk Broads in style in one of our new additions

Posted by on January 13, 2017 at 1:50 pm

We are delighted to announce the arrival of two new cruisers to our fleet, available for hire in 2017. These two cruisers are rather different from one another, one is brand new and the other is a Norfolk Broads 1920s classic cruiser. ‘Spark of Light’ offers experienced boaters a holiday of nostalgic cruising on the […]

Boating holiday routes: The Basingstoke Canal

Posted by on December 20, 2016 at 9:35 am

The Basingstoke Canal has undergone a remarkable restoration project, meaning narrowboats are once again able to travel almost the whole length of the canal, from the base at Odiham in Hampshire, all the way to West Byfleet in Surrey. The Basingstoke Canal has an interesting history, it was used in WW1 to transport military cargoes […]

Boating holiday routes: The River Avon

Posted by on December 7, 2016 at 3:30 pm

The picturesque River Avon meanders its way through attractive Warwickshire and Gloucestershire countryside, providing boaters with plenty of opportunities to alight and explore some of the most historic towns and villages in the UK. Tewkesbury, the characterful town with its medieval streets hosts beautiful Tudor, black and white half-timber buildings. The popular town is home […]

Boating holiday routes: Cruising The Ashby Canal

Posted by on November 23, 2016 at 1:11 pm

The perfect choice for first time boaters or experienced boaters wanting a gentle holiday as the Ashby Canal is lock-free, enabling boaters to relax and enjoy the pretty scenery.  At 22 miles long, the unspoilt Ashby Canal passes through rural countryside with plenty of wildlife to keep you company.  The length of the Ashby Canal […]

Festivities on the UK canals this Christmas

Posted by on November 9, 2016 at 9:44 am

Christmas is a magical time of year to explore the UK waterways. With beautiful crisp mornings and cosy evenings by the solid fuel stove, winter-time cruising certainly has its appeals. There are plenty of attractions available to visit around Christmas time all over the UK, here’s a round-up of the best ones this year: Warwick […]

Brand new boats now available for 2017 holidays

Posted by on October 21, 2016 at 12:59 pm

Its getting to the time of year when boatyards start focusing on adding new additions to their fleet. Some are still currently under construction, but we do already have some available to book for your 2017 holiday. We are also now offering holidays from Reedley, near Burnley on the Leeds & Liverpool canal. Wide beam […]

Celebrate the 200th year of the UK’s longest canal from our new base at Reedley!

Posted by on October 20, 2016 at 2:18 pm

The Leeds & Liverpool Canal is a whopping 127 miles long and consists of 91 locks. It played a huge part in the industrial revolution and was the main method of transporting goods, most importantly coal. The canal links the two cities, with Liverpool to the West and Leeds to the East. There is plenty […]

Cosy canal boat winter holidays

Posted by on October 10, 2016 at 2:02 pm

  Take a narrowboat holiday with a difference this winter and enjoy the canals in a unique setting. The scenery on the canals in the winter months is picture-perfect with frosty mornings, calm waterways and crispy towpaths. It’s not just the scenery that makes a winter canal boat holiday appealing, it’s a chance to slow […]

Norfolk Broads- 10 reasons to hire a boat on the Broads

Posted by on October 6, 2016 at 3:09 pm

The Norfolk Broads is the perfect destination for your 2017 holiday. Known as ‘Britain’s magical waterland’, the Broads offers 125 miles of navigable waterways, and of course, the best way to discover it all is by boat! With picturesque towns and villages, waterside pubs and plenty of visitor attractions, the Broads is just waiting to […]

An education on the UK waterways

Posted by on September 27, 2016 at 12:47 pm

Teach your children something new this October half term. A canal boating holiday can be a great way to get children outside and active, learning whilst having fun. Each canal and river has something different to offer and gives children the chance to engage and experience something completely new. The canals and waterways of the […]