canal boat holidays

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 […]

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 […]

A short break canal holiday in Yorkshire

Posted by on August 15, 2011 at 6:27 am

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 […]