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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 […]

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 […]

A newbie’s guide to boating

Published on November 28, 2017 By Waterways Holidays

If you are considering a boating holiday for the first time we understand the prospect may be a little daunting, so we have put together some useful information for novice boaters: No previous boating experience is necessary, full training will always be given on arrival. Narrowboats sleep a maximum of 12 people, including babies and […]

Cosy couples boating breaks

Published on October 12, 2017 By Waterways Holidays

Autumn is not only a great time for families but for couples to get away too. We have a selection of cosy two-berth narrowboats, some featuring solid-fuel stoves on the UK canals and a selection of two-berth cruisers on the Norfolk Broads. So whether you prefer the meandering canals or the wide open waters of […]

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 […]

Top 3 canals for an autumn break away

Published on September 20, 2017 By Waterways Holidays

Autumn is a fantastic time of year for a boating holiday. With the hustle and bustle of the school holidays over it’s a much quieter time to enjoy the waterways. The golden autumnal colours are brought to life on the waters, with the scenery becoming even more spectacular. Wake up to beautiful misty mornings and […]

Take a look at our new boats available to hire

Published on May 10, 2017 By Waterways Holidays

We have added some new boats to our website for your 2017 boating holiday. And now there’s an even better choice of locations for your next holiday. Offering a variety of routes suited to novices and experienced boaters alike.   ‘Midland Mallard‘ is a 63ft narrowboat ideal for families or a group of friends. Located […]

Easter Holidays on the UK waterways

Published on March 28, 2017 By Waterways Holidays

The Easter holidays are the perfect time for a break away with the family. There are lots of events and activities within reach of the UK canals, making it an interesting holiday for children of all ages. On the Norfolk Broads a boating holiday offers lock-free cruising, with plenty of villages to explore. We’ve had […]

Boating holiday routes: The Basingstoke Canal

Published on December 20, 2016 By Waterways Holidays

The Basingstoke Canal has undergone a remarkable restoration project, meaning narrowboats are once again able to travel almost the whole length of the canal, from the base at Odiham in Hampshire, all the way to West Byfleet in Surrey. The Basingstoke Canal has an interesting history, it was used in WW1 to transport military cargoes […]