boating holidays

The Droitwich Canal

Posted by on May 1, 2012 at 3:53 pm

The Droitwich Canal is now celebrating its first full year since re-opening to navigation. So, it’s still a bit of an unknown to most people on the canals – this makes it rather exciting. Droitwich Spa is just north of Worcester and it’s easy to get to from several Drifters bases (Alvechurch, Tardebigge, Stoke Prior […]

Top of the Rings

Posted by on April 28, 2012 at 5:45 pm

…Drifters Waterway Holidays picks 10 of the best canal cruising 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 steep flights of locks and long dark tunnels to negotiate.  While others, like the new […]

Visit Oxford by Canal Boat

Posted by on April 20, 2012 at 7:32 pm

Oxford is one of Britain’s most popular tourist destinations and is packed with fascinating museums (many of them free to visit), world-famous historic buildings, mouth-watering restaurants, ancient pubs and fantastic shops. Hire a canal boat from Drifters’ base at Eynsham on the River Thames near Witney and you could be moored up in Oxford City […]

SUMMER HOLIDAY BOATING

Posted by on March 30, 2012 at 5:12 pm

Take to the water this summer for some holiday fun afloat with Drifters Waterway Holidays and choose from over 500 boats from 35 locations. From lazing on the Llangollen to bobbing through Bath, Britain’s 3,000 mile canal and river network offers the fastest way to slow down. And there are plenty of exciting family attractions […]

ENJOY THE JUBILEE WEEKEND AFLOAT

Posted by on March 30, 2012 at 5:10 pm

…from Gun salutes at Edinburgh Castle to picnics in the park in Bath, Britain’s waterside towns are hosting a variety of events to celebrate The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Drifters Waterway Holidays (www.drifters.co.uk) is offering some fantastic UK breaks on our peaceful inland waterway network over the extended bank holiday weekend for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee […]

Drifters Day Boats

Posted by on March 30, 2012 at 5:09 pm

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 […]

The East Anglian Fen District

Posted by on March 25, 2012 at 10:30 pm

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 […]

Canal and River Trust

Posted by on November 23, 2011 at 9:25 am

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

Posted by on November 9, 2011 at 8:37 am

…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 country […]

Take a Canal Boat Holiday this Halloween

Posted by on November 1, 2011 at 4:52 pm

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 […]