Holiday Inspirations

Brand new – One way boat hire in Warwickshire

Posted by on July 2, 2012 at 3:23 pm

We have recently added a new one way hire option for short breaks in Warwickshire for selected July holidays. This is a great opportunity to hire a boat from Stockton or Stretton-under-Fosse marinas and travel along the Grand Union Canal and and the Oxford Canal. No need to turn around at a suitable winding hole. […]

Henley Royal Regatta

Posted by on June 25, 2012 at 2:46 pm

Taking place from Wednesday 27th June for five days, the Henley Royal Regatta attracts thousands of visitors to the River Thames annually as one of the most popular Regatta events. This year will be no exception following the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Celebrations. First held in 1839, the events have expanded from a one day event […]

Canal Boat Hire- Braunston Historic Rally Weekend

Posted by on June 13, 2012 at 12:39 pm

The impressive Braunston Historic Narrow Boat Rally & Canal Festival is taking place from Friday evening on the 22nd June for one weekend only. Why not take to the waters on a canal boat holiday for a family filled weekend with a difference! Dating back over 10 years the historic boat rally will take place […]

Norfolk Broads boat hire – Attractions & Discounts

Posted by on June 12, 2012 at 3:03 pm

The Norfolk Broads offer such a wide variety of activities ranging from children’s theme parks and zoos, to nature trails and historical sight-seeing to high street shopping and fine dining. There is so much available for holiday makers on boating holidays on the Norfolk Broads, either by the water or setting off to explore by […]

The Black Country Ring

Posted by on June 8, 2012 at 3:14 pm

Ring Stats Distance 75 miles Locks 101 Hours approx. 45hrs A ring route that requires two weeks to navigate, an extension of the previous Lapworth Ring post- more suited for those looking for a longer UK boating holiday. Which Canals are part of the Black Country Ring? Birmingham & Fazeley Canal Coventry Canal Trent & […]

Canal Boat Hire on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal

Posted by on May 29, 2012 at 11:03 am

The longest canal network in Northern England, the Leeds & Liverpool canal was constructed to provide transport of industrial materials to the market towns. The canal meanders through spectacular Pennine Views, passing mill houses and through staircases of locks. We offer holiday hirers the opportunity to depart from either Barnoldswick marina or Foulridge marina which […]

The Fenland Waterways

Posted by on May 17, 2012 at 3:05 pm

March Marina is situated on the outskirts of the village, once an island floating amongst the marshy fens, now a market village situated on the River Nene. The river banks are lined with pretty thatched cottages and reeds with scenic views. As you depart March and head south you will pass St. Wendreda’s Church, named […]

Canal Boat Hire on the Lancaster Canal

Posted by on May 11, 2012 at 3:23 pm

The Lancaster Canal offers boating holiday makers the chance to experience the scenic views of the Lancashire rolling countryside, Forests of Bowland, Morecambe Bay and Lancaster City Centre. The Lancaster Canal stretches from Tewitfield to Preston, covering 41 miles of lock free contour built canal. From Preston in the South, dating back to the Doomsday […]

Dawn’s canal boat holiday – Grand Union Canal

Posted by on April 25, 2012 at 4:33 pm

A member of our booking team at Waterways Holidays took to the waters again. Dawn, accompanied by friends, family and Meg the dog, booked a canal boating holiday on the narrowboat ‘Jade’ from the base at Linslade. We thought it might be useful to supply you with a day-to-day diary of a weekend boat hire […]

Wootton Wawen Easter Boating Holiday Breaks

Posted by on March 28, 2012 at 4:27 pm

Hurry! We are booking up fast for the Easter weekend! A perfect boating holiday for family groups of four are the Wier Class boats, ‘Teddington’ and ‘Shepperton’ from Wootton Wawen marina, near Stratford upon Avon. This class of boat is perfect for a family of four with a fixed double and two singles in the […]