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Boating holiday routes: Cruising The Ashby Canal

Published on November 23, 2016 By Waterways Holidays

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

Published on November 9, 2016 By Waterways Holidays

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

Published on October 21, 2016 By Waterways Holidays

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!

Published on October 20, 2016 By Waterways Holidays

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 […]

An education on the UK waterways

Published on September 27, 2016 By Waterways Holidays

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 […]

Book your October half term boating holiday

Published on September 6, 2016 By Waterways Holidays

Beat the back-to-school blues by booking a boating holiday in the October half term. With options on both the Norfolk Broads and the UK canals available, there are plenty of locations to choose from. Boating holidays in autumn give you the chance to experience the UK waters in a completely different light; with the sun […]

Narrowboat hire in Scotland

Published on August 26, 2016 By Waterways Holidays

  A boating holiday on the Scottish canals gives you the opportunity to explore and meander your way along both the Forth & Clyde Canal and the Union Canal, linked together by the impressive Falkirk Wheel. The once derelict canals have been wonderfully restored and have opened up some of the most beautiful waterways in […]

Boating holidays on the Welsh waterways

Published on July 13, 2016 By Waterways Holidays

The canals in Wales host some of the most beautiful scenery on all of the waterways in the UK. With either the north of Wales or the south available to choose from, the Llangollen and the Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal both have a lot to offer on your boating holiday.     The Llangollen Canal […]

Questions for first time boaters

Published on May 24, 2016 By Waterways Holidays

Here at Waterways holidays we thought it would be helpful for those of you considering your first boating holiday to put a few frequently asked questions together. Previous experience is not required so a boating holiday is an exciting, fun option to consider when choosing your holiday. It is a perfect way to discover the […]

Boating Holiday on the River Avon from Pershore

Published on July 1, 2015 By Waterways Holidays

Trudi, part of our team here at Waterways Holidays, has been gracious enough to write up her experiences of the River Avon on her most recent canal boat trip: On a lovely bright Saturday afternoon in May, we collected the narrowboat ‘Ostentatious’ from our boatyard just outside Pershore on the River Avon. The river  flows […]