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The Four Counties Ring

Published on December 2, 2011 By Waterways Holidays

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 […]

Winter Canal Boat Holidays

Published on October 28, 2011 By Waterways Holidays

Canal boat holidays are perfect for a cosy winter get-away… Dont miss out this season, many of the marinas are running narrowboats throughout the winter months and even through the Christmas and New Year period. It’s a perfect retreat from all the hustle and bustle of last minute christmas shoppers and overcrowded supermarkets. The canals […]

Canal Boat Hire – River Severn and Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal

Published on September 29, 2011 By Waterways Holidays

Trudi, an experienced narrow boater and member of the Waterways Holidays booking team, writes about her latest journey on one of her favourite canals, the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal. “It has surpassed all of my expectations…..” We began our journey from Northwick, just North of Worcester, on the 69 foot narrowboat ‘Transcendence’.  Turning onto the […]

Pet friendly boat holidays… We think so!

Published on September 6, 2011 By Waterways Holidays

We recently posted about Norfolk Broads boating holidays being an ideal holiday for pet owners.  Recent holiday goers have shown us just how versatile our boats can be for all sorts of pets, and we thought we would share the latest pet pictures with you! On the 26th of August we welcomed the Simonnet family […]

‘Muddy Waters.’ A brand new family canal boat holiday experience

Published on July 19, 2011 By Waterways Holidays

Children and adults alike are set to love an entirely new boating holiday experience – child friendly narrowboat ‘Muddy Waters’ on the South Oxford Canal. The base at Lower Heyford boasts a modern fleet of beautifully maintained narrowboats sleeping up to twelve people. The latest addition to the hire fleet is 69ft ‘Muddy Waters’, a […]

Canal Boating Holidays on the Mid Worcestershire or Droitwich Ring

Published on July 8, 2011 By Waterways Holidays

The sleepy Droitwich Canals have just reawakened after almost a century of closure.  Years of restoration work estimated at a cost of approximately £12.7 million have been invested into the reopening of the canals. The canals and the River Severn link to form the Mid Worcestershire mini Ring-perfect for three night breaks. The Droitwich Canals, […]

Canal Boating Holidays in rural Warwickshire

Published on July 1, 2011 By Waterways Holidays

Stratford upon Avon Canal, home to the birth and death place of William Shakespeare, is an area steeped in culture and history, all of which you can experience yourself when you hire a narrow boat for a holiday getaway. Waterways Holidays offers canal boating holidays from various bases such as ‘Wootton Wawen’, ‘Stratford upon Avon’, […]

Canal Boat Holidays on the Welsh Canals

Published on May 10, 2011 By Waterways Holidays

Wales is home to two navigable rural canals, the Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal and the Llangollen Canal. These canals are always a popular choice for people looking to holiday in the UK and both offer unique and awe-inspiring experiences. Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal: Dating back over two hundred years, this canal meanders through picturesque Welsh […]

Our boating holiday on the Kennet & Avon Canal

Published on April 12, 2011 By Waterways Holidays

The Waterways Holidays team have just returned from their holiday afloat on the Kennet & Avon canal. We enjoyed our time so much we thought it would be nice to let you know how we got on! Everyone receives tuition, even the staff at Waterways Holidays! So after receiving a detailed show through of the […]

Traditional boats & sailing yachts for hire on the UK Canals & Norfolk Broads

Published on March 18, 2011 By Waterways Holidays

Don’t forget our traditional narrowboats, sailing yachts and motor cruisers for boating getaways! UK Canals Converted narrowboat: ‘Hawkesbury,’ cruising the Trent & Mersey Canal from 1937, is the last ‘Big Woolwich’ and former cargo carrying vessel. Available for skippered hire; you even get a “boat dog”! This leaves you free to soak in the rural […]