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Christmas & New Year on the Cut

Published on December 10, 2018 By Waterways Holidays

Picture frosty towpaths, crisp mornings and evenings spent curled up in front of a solid-fuel stove or a roaring fire in the canalside pub. Winter cruising suddenly becomes quite an attractive prospect. Throw in wonderfully quiet canals, friendly locals and a chance to get away from it all at a busy time of year and […]

Trudi’s relaxing midweek break on the River Avon

Published on September 13, 2018 By Waterways Holidays

  Starting on a Tuesday afternoon from our base at Pershore on the River Avon, we planned a very relaxing, laid-back boating break. We wanted to escape the ‘rat race’ for a few days and this break couldn’t have been more perfect. On our first afternoon we headed west towards the historic town of Evesham. […]

A lot about locks

Published on August 22, 2018 By Waterways Holidays

We speak with lots of first time boaters here at Waterways Holidays, giving advice on the most suitable boats or routes for a holiday. However, one thing does tend to become apparent and that is a ‘fear of the unknown’ when it comes to working locks. In fact, most locks are simple to master and […]

Stern Talk – which to choose for your narrowboat holiday?

Published on July 5, 2018 By Waterways Holidays

There are 3 main types of stern to choose from when deciding which boat to pick for your boating holiday. Generally it is down to personal preference, but there are pros and cons to each type. Here is a round-up of the three types, to give you a better idea of the differences between them: […]

Top 5 lock-free weekend cruising routes

Published on May 30, 2018 By Waterways Holidays

If you’re considering a narrowboat holiday but the idea of operating the locks is a little daunting, we’ve rounded up a few weekend cruising routes that involve no locks at all! The Ashby Canal A fantastic option for novice boaters or for those who enjoy peaceful, rural cruising. This lock-free canal runs for 22 miles […]

Boating in the spring

Published on March 22, 2018 By Waterways Holidays

The beginning of spring is upon us and along with it comes the official start of the boating season! We think spring is a wonderful time to take to the waterways; here are our top 5 reasons why:   With the Spring Equinox marking the arrival of the season and the changing of the clocks […]

Top Easter destinations on the UK waterways

Published on February 13, 2018 By Waterways Holidays

The Easter Holidays are a fantastic time to escape with the family and enjoy some time away together. With the days gradually getting longer, the chance of some sunshine increasing and the newborn spring animals in the passing fields; it’s not hard to see why it’s such a popular time to go boating. We’ve had […]

Visit Coventry by narrowboat- The City of Culture 2021

Published on December 8, 2017 By Waterways Holidays

Last night it was announced that Coventry had won its bid to become the City of Culture 2021. It came top above Swansea, Paisley, Stoke-on-Trent and Sunderland. Hull is the current City of Culture;  cities bid for the title every 4 years.  Hull has gained an investment of around 1 billion and the economy is […]

October half term boating holiday ideas

Published on September 28, 2017 By Waterways Holidays

Fancy something different this October half term? Why not try a family boating holiday on the UK canals or the Norfolk Broads. Keep the kids occupied helping out with the locks on the canals, or bird spotting on the Broads. No previous experience is necessary and we would be more than happy to help you […]

Heather’s first boating holiday

Published on September 25, 2017 By Waterways Holidays

As the newest member of the Waterways Holidays team, my first 6 months with the company fast approaching, I decided to take my family on our first ever narrowboat holiday to celebrate my mother’s 70th Birthday. Day One We were collecting “Marilyn” from Uplands Marina at Northwich on the August bank holiday and were looking […]