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Drifters Day Boats

March 30, 2012

Day boats are a great option for those thinking of a waterway holiday but wanting a taster session first, or for people just looking for peaceful day out on the water. Drifters offers day boat hire at a number of its bases, from as little as £11 per person. Boats are equipped with cutlery, crockery […]

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The East Anglian Fen District

March 25, 2012

For a totally different experience, Drifters are offering boating holidays from a brand new base this year in the East Anglian Fens. At Ely, on the River Great Ouse, there is now the chance to sample some new waters. The River Great Ouse is navigable from Bedford to Denver, and passes many delightful towns and […]

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Canal and River Trust

November 23, 2011

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 […]

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Cruise the canals over Christmas

November 9, 2011

…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’ ( 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 country […]

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Take a Canal Boat Holiday this Halloween

November 1, 2011

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 ( Here […]

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A short break canal holiday in Yorkshire

August 15, 2011

This trip gives you time for walks, the pub or simply to sit and unwind – canal boat holidays are like that – they let you make the choice.. The cruise takes you on the Rochdale Canal, from Sowerby Bridge to Hebden Bridge & Todmorden. On day one, you arrive in the historic canal basin […]

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Boaters Flock to Stone Food & Drink Festival

June 20, 2011

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 […]

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June 20, 2011

…take to the water this Summer for some holiday fun afloat with 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 […]

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