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DRIFTERS TOP 10 CANAL BOAT HOLIDAYS FOR 2013

November 26, 2012

Take a one-way trip through the Pennines…One of the great canal journeys this takes you across the backbone of England and through the heart of West Riding, in scenery varying from the timeless calm of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal summit to the hubbub of Leeds waterfront.  Highlights: the Stanley Ferry aqueducts; Leeds waterfront and […]

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All Aboard a 12 berth Canal Boat!

November 21, 2012

A canal boat holiday on a boat that sleeps 12 people is a great way to bring family or friends together for an adventure afloat. It’s also cost effective, with 12 berth canal boat hire prices starting at less than £12 per person per night. Enjoy dinner parties afloat, get-togethers in waterside pubs, taking it […]

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ROUTES PUBLISHED FOR 2013 HOTEL BOAT HOLIDAYS

November 13, 2012

Flagships, a collection of small family-run hotel boat businesses, has published it 2013 journeys – offering the choice of over 75 narrowboat holidays. Hotel boating on the canals offers all the benefits of a relaxing cruise on Britain’s beautiful inland waterways, with the catering and navigating chores taken out of it.  Singletons, couples, families or […]

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Celebrate Christmas Afloat

October 31, 2012

A canal boat holiday offers a great antidote to the hustle and bustle of Christmas. A number of our canal boat hire bases offer winter cruising, giving you the chance to enjoy cosy evenings afloat, trips to waterside pubs with roaring log fires, frosty towpaths and crisp clean air. Our narrowboats are fully equipped with […]

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FILMS MADE ON THE CANALS…take a canal boat holiday and follow in the wake of the stars!

October 23, 2012

  From romantic waterside encounters to gritty urban scenes, Britain’s canals and rivers have featured in many movies and television shows over the years. To celebrate this, Drifters Waterway Holidays (www.drifters.co.uk) has put together a list of some of its favourite waterway starring moments and listed the closest canal boat hire bases: • The World […]

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Ten good reasons to take a canal boat holiday.

October 9, 2012

  It’s the fastest way to slow down – with speed limits of 4mph and hundreds of miles of tranquil unspoilt countryside to cruise through, on a narrowboat holiday stress levels are immediately reduced and a whole new much steadier pace of life takes over. Freedom – across the majority of our 3,000-mile inland waterways […]

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Watch out for Wildlife

October 2, 2012

Britain’s canals and rivers have become important havens for wildlife so canal boat holidays are great for anyone interested in nature. Many kinds of animals live on the canals, from common sights such as ducks, coots, geese, swans and moorhens, to rarer creatures like otters, kingfishers and water voles. On a narrowboat holiday, as you […]

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Top of the Rings

September 27, 2012

Top of the Rings Cruising rings are popular with canal boat holiday-makers, offering journeys which travel along several different waterways and take in a huge variety of landscapes. Some are seriously challenging with long flights of locks and deep tunnels to negotiate.  While others, like the new Droitwich Ring, are easier and more suitable for […]

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Visit the Stone Festival on your narrowboat holiday

September 16, 2012

This year, the north Staffordshire market town of Stone on the Trent & Mersey Canal will host its annual Stone Food & Drink Festival from 5 to 7 October, celebrating all things gastronomic. The festival features a range of themed gourmet marquees, a Real Ale Trail, demonstrations by top chefs, a special two-day farmers’ market, […]

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Take a spooky canal boat holiday this Halloween

September 7, 2012

Reputedly playing host to hundreds of ghosts, with bats and frogs aplenty, plus 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. Here are someof the spookiest places to go on a narrowboat holiday: The Shropshire […]

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