Entries by Drifters

Canal and River Trust

Creating a new waterways charity The calm waters of our inland waterways are currently experiencing their biggest shake-up for 60 years, as the UK Government prepares to entrust the waterways of England and Wales to the nation. From April 2012, a new charity, the Canal & River Trust will take on the guardianship of not […]

Cruise the canals over Christmas

  …frosty towpaths, cosy fires and traditional pubs make the canals a festive destination Britain’s canals can offer a great antidote to the hustle and bustle of Christmas.  A number of Drifters’ (www.drifters.co.uk) canal boat hire bases offer winter cruising giving people the chance to crank-up the on-board heating, light the stove, stop-off at cosy […]

Take a Canal Boat Holiday this Halloween

Reputedly playing host to hundreds of ghosts, with bats and frogs aplenty, creepy tunnels, spooky locks, misty towpaths and thousands of historic buildings along the way, Britain’s 200-year old canal network provides the perfect backdrop for a haunting Halloween afloat. Drifters Waterway Holidays offers over 500 boats from 35 bases across the country (www.drifters.co.uk). Here […]


DRIFTERS DISCOUNTS SUMMER HOLIDAYS …Drifters Waterway Holidays is now is offering 15 per cent off all its July and August bookings, giving people the chance take to the water for less this Summer and enjoy some holiday fun afloat.  From lazing on the Llangollen to cruising through the Capital, Britain’s canals offer the fastest way […]

Boaters Flock to Stone Food & Drink Festival

Drifters Waterway Holidays invites holiday-makers to moor up in Stone this autumn for a real gastronomic treat At the north Staffordshire town of Stone on the Trent & Mersey Canal, along the route of the Four Counties Ring, plans are well underway for its 2011 food and drink festival to be held Friday 30 September […]


…take to the water this Summer for some holiday fun afloat with www.drifters.co.uk. From lazing on the Llangollen to cruising through the Capital, Britain’s canals offer the fastest way to slow down and a great family holiday. With Britain’s 2,000-mile canal network in better shape than ever and hundreds of top quality boats available for […]