boating holidays

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’ ( 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 ( Here […]


Posted by on June 20, 2011 at 12:59 pm

…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 […]