Short breaks

A two hundred year old canal

Posted by on May 1, 2012 at 4:41 pm

It is quite hard for us to imagine what life must have been like two hundred years ago. There were few roads – only muddy tracks. No railways, either. So, when the Industrial Revolution started, the real problem facing those who wanted to take advantage of it was how to move the raw materials from […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]