Holiday Inspirations

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 […]

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 […]

One Way Canal Boat Hire in Southern England!

Posted by on March 14, 2012 at 12:30 pm

Last Minute Special Offer! The marina at Lower Heyford on the South Oxford Canal are offering a one way hire to Lechlade marina on the River Thames, on the 6 berth four star boat: ‘Godstow’. This one way is suitable for a weekend break, commencing either the 29th/30th March 2012, if you can start on […]

Norfolk Broads Sailing Yachts- the gems of the Broads

Posted by on February 24, 2012 at 5:02 pm

The Norfolk Broads wouldn’t be complete without the sight of traditional yachts with their sails billowing in the breeze – the perfect place to enjoy some of the best inland sailing anywhere in the world. Broads yachts are built to harmonise with their surroundings and offer a choice of both traditional gaff rig sails to […]

New boats for hire in 2012

Posted by on February 24, 2012 at 4:58 pm

Just for all you boating fans out there, here’s an exclusive first look at some of the new boats for 2012 on the Waterways Holidays website and a reminder of some of the boats that were introduced in 2011. Norfolk Broads Boat Hire: ‘Olympic Light’ from Potter Heigham- New to the Norfolk Broads in late […]

Narrowboat Holidays on the Ashby Canal

Posted by on February 22, 2012 at 12:36 pm

Waterways Holidays are delighted to introduce an excellent start location to our canal boat holidays for 2012. Situated on the Ashby Canal in Warwickshire, the marina is perfectly nestled in the scenic countryside, just a hop and a skip away from Warwick, Birmingham and Coventry. ‘Carlton’ is a luxurious 56 ft narrowboat. Perfect for two […]

The ‘Lapworth Ring’

Posted by on February 9, 2012 at 3:11 pm

Ring Stats Distance 42 miles Locks 49 Hours approx. 26hrs A ring route that we recommend for a beginners first one way route as it is an achievable distance and not too lock heavy. Along this route you can experience the Great British countryside at its finest one day and the next stop off for […]

Romantic boating holidays for Valentines Day

Posted by on January 11, 2012 at 6:03 pm

The romantic season is steadily approaching us… If you’re not sure of the best way to spoil that special someone, may we offer you some boating inspiration! Selected marinas are open from the 10th February to accomodate the romantic traveller. What better way to get into the mood than floating on the tranquil water thought […]

The Four Counties Ring

Posted by on December 2, 2011 at 1:36 pm

Ring Stats Distance 110 miles Locks 94 Hours approx. 55hrs A circular route which is perhaps slightly more challenging in terms of it’s level of difficulty, but well worth the effort! The Four Counties Ring satisfies boating holiday goers looking for rural views, with the Cheshire plains visible from your narrowboat, and pastoral scenes amid […]