Publicity

 

Drifters is regularly featured in national and regional publications.

 

My Travel Weekly, 7 November 2017

Drifters' winter cruising narrowboat holiday opportunities are mentioned in 'Travel News'

Globalmouse Travels, 19 September 2017
A Drifters canal boat holiday from Bath to Bradford on Avon is reviewed on this travel website offering 'the ultimate family friendly guide to travelling with kids'
https://www.globalmousetravels.com/summer-days-drifting-along-the-kennet-avon-canal-from-bath-to-bradford-on-avon/


The Independent i, 14 October 2017
Canal Hopping’ was included in list of ‘Best last-minute half-term holidays’, suggesting a potter along the Caldon Canal.


The Countryman, September 2017

The Waterways of Middle England,

Mark Whitley, editor of Countryman Magazine reviewed his trip around the Stourport Ring, departing from our Stoke Prior base.
Mark says the 76-mile Stourport Ring circuit 'visits some of the most beautiful and interesting places in Middle England, via the Worcester and Birmingham Canal, Birmingham Canal Navigation, Dudley and Stourbridge canals, the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal, and a stretch of the River Severn' and he relates stories from the people he meets along the way, including Canal & River Trust volunteer lock keepers on the Tardebigge Flight.


Chat - It’s Fate Magazine, 1 August 2017

Chat’s ‘Waterway Graves’ article explored a series of spooky stories associated with the waterways, including Spring Heeled Jack and the ghost of Brindley Bank Aqueduct.  The article says that hiring a canal boat to travel along one of Britain’s historic waterways is a holidaymaker’s dream, but at night, the 200-year old canal network’s creepy tunnels, spooky locks and misty towpaths become a whole lot more sinister.


The Sun, 16 July 2017
Trisha Harbord’s top ten late deal ideas included a canal boat holiday on the Llangollen Canal in North Wales, gliding across the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct.


 

Love Exploring, July 2017
Listed ‘play pirates on a boating holiday’ as one their 40 best family holiday destinations, and suggested taking a canal boat holiday on one of England’s 2,000 miles of waterways.



Waterways World, June 2017
In her article ‘An Unforgettable Avon’, Sarah Henshaw reviewed her Drifters narrowboat holiday, departing from our canal boat hire base at Stratford upon Avon aboard the 63ft four-berth ‘Roman Valley’ to explore the Warwickshire Avon.  Describing both the journey and the destinations, Sarah visits Stratford upon Avon, Evesham, Pershore and Tewkesbury along the way.



The Sun’s Fabulous Magazine, 21 May 2017

Features Director, Claie Wilson took a Drifters’ canal boat holiday and cruised along the Kennet & Avon Canal, with husband James and sons Sam, 10, and Jake, seven, aboard our six berth narrowboat ‘Ross’s Gull’.  She described their 16-mile, 20-lock round trip from Drifters’ canal boat hire base at Aldermaston to Newbury and back, as an idyllic 10 hours of countryside cruising and recommended dining at ‘The Rowbarge’ pub at Woolhampton, The Swan at Thatcham and the ‘Tea Shop By The Canal’ at Newbury Marina.

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