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Cruising Routes from Devizes on the Kennet & Avon Canal

Published on January 16, 2013 By Waterways Holidays

NEW for 2013, Waterways Holidays features canal boating holidays near Devizes on the picturesque Kennet and Avon Canal. Cruising west from the marina: Bradford-on-Avon – 5 hours by boat A historic market town, there is a variety of interesting historic architecture dating from the Saxon period right through to the Industrial Revolution. Bradford on Avon […]

New canal boat base on the Grand Union Canal

Published on January 9, 2013 By Waterways Holidays

This year we’re set to introduce even more boating holiday locations, including a brand new marina to Waterways Holidays located on the Leicester Section of the Grand Union Canal near Loughborough. ‘Acumen II’ is a cruiser stern narrowboat built in 2006. The boat has a fixed double cabin in the rear, with walk in wardrobe […]

Brand New! wheelchair accessible Canal Boat!

Published on August 22, 2012 By Waterways Holidays

Brand new wheelchair 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 in […]

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 […]

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

Special offers available: ‘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 […]

Canal Boat Hire on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal

Published on May 29, 2012 By Waterways Holidays

The longest canal network in Northern 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 […]

The Fenland Waterways

Published on May 17, 2012 By Waterways Holidays

March Marina is situated on the outskirts of the village, once an island floating amongst the marshy fens, now a market village situated on the River Nene. The river banks are lined with pretty thatched cottages and reeds with scenic views. As you depart March and head south you will pass St. Wendreda’s Church, named […]