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Canal Boat Festivals in Spring 2013

Published on March 5, 2013 By Waterways Holidays

A canal boat holiday is a perfect spring getaway, feeding the ducklings and spotting the kingfishers in the reeds, with the sun shining and picturesque views. There are several boat festivals taking place across the canals to celebrate all things boating over the early May Bank Holiday weekend, offering plenty of family based activities and […]

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 Waterways Holidays Website!

Published on January 7, 2013 By Waterways Holidays

To celebrate the launch of specialist boating holiday agency, Waterways Holidays’ new website, the company is highlighting 15% savings off all narrowboats hired from the Preston Brook base on the Bridgwater Canal in Cheshire. www.waterwaysholidays.com features UK canal boat holidays and Norfolk Broads boat hire and offers live availability on a choice of more than […]

Unique addition for 2013: Free Mobile Wi-Fi on board narrowboats

Published on December 6, 2012 By Waterways Holidays

For 2013, selected boats from Napton and Autherley will be the first of our hire boats to offer 1GB free mobile Wi-Fi as standard. Holiday hirers can keep in touch with friends, track their progress and look up the local area, write a blog, check emails or even do a spot of work whilst on […]

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. […]

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 & […]