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Take a look at the latest blogs and features about all things boating.
These engineering marvels are still doing the work they were designed to do 250 years ago and provide exciting focal points for canal boat holiday-makers today.
There are over 1,800 locks across our 2,200 miles of inland waterways in England and Wales, all enabling boats to travel up and down hills. These iconic locks are often a favourite part of any canal boat holiday.
Whether you're visiting a floating market or just strolling along your local towpath, keep an eye out for some of these wonderfully unique business boats.
An in-depth look at all the elements that go into planning a project.
We take a look at the navigational constraints on developing more casual towpath moorings and the factors we take into account when planning our dredging projects.
Here, we explain the issues that prevent us dredging the canal to the towpath edge.
Meet some of our boating staff and volunteers here at the Trust, learn more about what their day-to-day looks like and what they enjoy most about their roles.
Whether you’re an experienced liveaboard boater or a new leisure boater, we’ve put together these handy tips and resources to help you plan your next canal boat trip.
Here’s a few of the best places on the waterways to spot steam trains.
Helpful advice, hints and tips especially for new continuous cruising boaters facing their first winter living onboard the inland waterways of Britain.
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