Holiday Inspirations

Easter Holidays on the UK waterways

Posted by on March 28, 2017 at 8:53 am

The Easter holidays are the perfect time for a break away with the family. There are lots of events and activities within reach of the UK canals, making it an interesting holiday for children of all ages. On the Norfolk Broads a boating holiday offers lock-free cruising, with plenty of villages to explore. We’ve had […]

Our boating weekend: Bradford-on-Avon to Bath

Posted by on March 2, 2017 at 5:26 pm

Last weekend the team here at Waterways holidays were lucky enough to have a weekend away boating on the Kennet & Avon. Our partners at Bradford-on-Avon provided us with a lovely 69ft narrowboat – the ‘Duchess 6’. Comfortable, clean and spacious, it was the perfect floating home for our weekend break. On arrival the boatyard […]

Boating holiday routes: The River Wey

Posted by on February 2, 2017 at 12:57 pm

The peaceful and beautifully scenic River Wey travels through the heart of some of Surrey’s best countryside, providing boaters with the chance to explore some of the County’s attractive towns and villages. This picturesque canalised river travels all the way from Godalming in Surrey, to the Thames Lock at Weybridge. Since 1653 it was used […]

Boat hire for Valentine’s Day

Posted by on January 19, 2017 at 10:00 am

Struggling for some romantic inspiration for Valentine’s day? We’ve found a selection of cosy boating breaks for two in some of the most idyllic locations in the UK. No previous boating experience is necessary, as full training is given on arrival.   Our marina at Rugby are offering boating breaks over the Valentine’s period. Perfect […]

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 […]