The Times - Aug 06


CHUG under the mossy tunnels and humpbacked bridges of a bygone era on a narrowboat. UK canals range from the industrial archaeology of the Stoke on Trent waterway to the rural reaches of the Calden Canal.

The Llangollen Canal combines an industrial heritage with fine scenery, while Gayton in Northamptonshire has access to the waterway museum at Stoke Bruerne.

A luxury four-berth boat costs £1,100 a week, and £660 for a short break in September.