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Trudi’s Narrowboat Holiday – From Stoke Prior to Autherley

Published on August 1, 2013 By Waterways Holidays

Trudi, part of our team here at Waterways Holidays has been gracious enough to write up her experiences of the Worcester & Birmingham Canal and Birmingham Navigations: Beginning our holiday at Stoke Prior near Bromsgrove on the brand new ‘Princess 4’ narrowboat, our trip to Autherley – on the junction between the Shropshire Union Canal […]

The Cheshire Ring

Published on May 16, 2013 By Waterways Holidays

Ring Stats Distance 102 miles Locks 92 Hours approx. 55hrs Celebrate the re-opening of the Trent & Mersey Canal following the canal breach last year, and go on a boating holiday on the Cheshire Ring.  This two week cruising ring takes your boat crew onto several canals, floating through Cheshire countryside, and the Peak National […]

School holiday savings on Cheshire narrowboat holidays

Published on March 13, 2013 By Waterways Holidays

Cruise the Cheshire Plains and enjoys savings of up to 20% on all narrowboats hired from the base at Congleton on the Macclesfield Canal. 20% saving apply to holidays completed before 01 June 2013. For example, a week’s hire during the Easter holidays (30 March to 15 April 2013) on ‘Bosley’ – 44ft narrowboat sleeping […]

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 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 […]

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 […]