Tag Archive

Fantastic Savings for October Half Term!

Published on October 1, 2012 By Waterways Holidays

Thinking of ideas for keeping the family entertained this October Half term? Why not book a last minute boating break and take advantage of our Autumn 2012 special offers. The canals and rivers are a perfect family activity, providing a healthy dose of exercise, navigating the boat and working the locks, as well as the […]

Brand New! wheelchair accessible Canal Boat!

Published on August 22, 2012 By Waterways Holidays

Brand new wheel chair accessible canal boat, named ‘Beatrice,’ is now available to hire from Hillmorton Marina on the North Oxford Canal just south of Rugby. The 53ft canal boat can be hired for short breaks over the mid-week and weekend and full week from Monday or Friday. Special features include: Wheelchair ramp access Lift […]

Trudi’s Canal Boat Holiday – South Oxford Canal

Published on August 1, 2012 By Waterways Holidays

Our journey began at Napton and having booked a very comfortable Duchess 4 narrowboat from there we decided to travel South down the lower half of the Oxford Canal which stretches between Napton and the historic university City of Oxford. This particular waterway is renowned for it’s quiet and very rural surroundings, mostly farmland or […]

Calder & Hebble Navigation and Rochdale Canal junction

Published on July 3, 2012 By Waterways Holidays

The Rochdale Canal, Calder & Hebble navigations combined with the Leeds and Liverpool Canal form the Pennine Canals. These canals span across the rolling countryside from the coastline and connect Northern Cities via the waterways. The Rochdale Canal navigation was built after the Calder & Hebble, and formed at the historic basin at Sowerby Bridge, […]

Brand new – One way boat hire in Warwickshire

Published on July 2, 2012 By Waterways Holidays

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

Published on June 25, 2012 By Waterways Holidays

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

Published on June 13, 2012 By Waterways Holidays

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 […]

The Black Country Ring

Published on June 8, 2012 By Waterways Holidays

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 Holidays – Very last minute amazing jubilee offers!

Published on June 1, 2012 By Waterways Holidays

‘Grace’ at Barnoldswick £919.00 inclusive of 20.12% discount for the week commencing Saturday the 2nd June 2012. Experience the Pennine Countryside on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal. You can make your way to Leeds City Centre through glorious scenery and cobbled streets climbing through the forests of the Dales. ‘Dundas’ at Bradford on Avon £999.00 […]

Canal Boat Hire on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal

Published on May 29, 2012 By Waterways Holidays

The longest canal network in Northen 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 […]