• 09/2019

    Prima Magazine

    ‘Take 5 – TV location holidays’ includes visiting the Peaky Blinders at the Black Country Living Museum by canal boat

  • 09/2019

    Pick Me Up

    ‘Water Ways’ lists holiday options on the Grand Union Canal

    09/2019

  • 09/2019

    Primary Times

    ‘Family Travel Ideas – Drifters Waterway Holidays’

  • 09/2019

    Our Man on the Ground Travel

    Describe their ‘Narrowboat canal holiday from Anderton in Cheshire’

    09/2019

  • 09/2019

    Ourbucketlistlives

    Describe their ‘Narrowboat canal holiday from Anderton in Cheshire’

  • 09/2019

    Yorkshire Wonders blog

    Nikki Turner-Chaplin reviews ‘Narrowboating on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal’

    09/2019

  • 09/2019

    The Sun

    ‘Quids in as Kids go back’ suggests cruising through the Shropshire Lake District

  • 09/2019

    The Countryman

    ‘Canal conservation – Mark Whitley explores the Ashby Canal and learns about the wildlife conservation and heritage restoration work taking place there’

    09/2019

  • 08/2019

    The Daily Star

    ‘Lates ‘n’ breaks – West Midlands boating break’

  • 08/2019

    Sunday Times Travel Magazine

    ‘Six of the best British Breaks on the Water’ feature includes ‘No.1 Devizes, Wiltshire Canal-cruising and pretty pubs’

    08/2019

  • 07/2019

    The Express

    ‘Lates ‘n’ breaks – West Midlands boating break’

  • 07/2019

    The Mirror

    Victoria Lissaman tells us how to reach the UK’s canal hotspots in ‘8 Wonders of the Water World’

    07/2019

  • 07/2019

    Washington Newsday

    ‘Cruise across the UK on a canal holiday and you’ll see the country in a new light’

  • 07/2019

    The Sunday People

    ‘Crowd Pleasers – Slow Streaming, North Wales by Canal’

    07/2019

  • 07/2019

    Daily Mail

    Martin Symington lists ‘8 of the best UK canal holidays’

  • 07/2019

    B-C-ing-U!

    Gareth Butterfield reviews his holiday on the Shropshire Union Canal

    07/2019

  • 07/2019

    The Sun

    ‘Get out 10 about’ – Trisha Harbord lists 10 Great Outdoors activities including ‘Canal Boating’

  • 06/2019

    Daily Star

    in Nigel Thompson’s Travel Section, Alison Phillips reviews her holiday on the Grand Union Canal ‘Taking the slow boat to unlocking life in the fast lane’

    06/2019

  • 06/2019

    Daily Mirror

    Alison Phillips reviews her family holiday on the Grand Union Canal ‘Having a Go Slow’

  • 06/2019

    Simply Woman Magazine

    Chantal Cooke lists ‘Top 10 Canal Boat Holidays for Beginners’

    06/2019

  • 06/2019

    Marmitelover.com blog

    Kerstin Rodgers describes ‘Slow Food on a Staffordshire Canal’

  • 05/2019

    My Weekly

    ‘Time for a Chat’ feature says ‘We’re Ditching…the car for a canal boat holiday’

    05/2019

  • 05/2019

    The People

    Travel section ‘Cruise Llangollen Canal in North Wales’

  • 05/2019

    The Times

    ‘Travel Tips’ includes ‘Half-term boating breaks’

    05/2019

  • 05/2019

    Choice Magazine

    ‘Try a day out on the canals’ promotes Drifters National Open Day event

  • 04/2019

    Sunday Express

    ‘Try a day out on the canals’ promotes Drifters National Open Day event

    04/2019

  • 04/2019

    Daily Mirror

    ‘Barge in for free’

  • 04/2019

    The Guardian

    Rachel Dixon lists ’20 of the best Easter days out for families’ including ‘Canal boating in England & Wales’

    04/2019

  • 04/2019

    The Countryman

    ‘Messing about on boats’ describes Drifters National Open Day event

  • 03/2019

    The i newspaper

    Julia Buckley lists some ‘Last-minute Easter deals’ including renting a narrowboat in North Wales

    03/2019

  • 03/2019

    The Times

    ‘Best Easter Family Breaks’

  • 02/2019

    My Weekly

    mentions in its ‘Time for a Chat’ feature ‘We’re Dreaming of a beautifully relaxing journey on a narrowboat…’

    02/2019

  • 02/2019

    Prima Magazine

    ‘Relax, rest & reinvent yourself! – Breaks for the mind and body’ – including ‘Calming Canals’

  • 02/2019

    Daily Telegraph

    in ‘Family Holiday Finder 50 Fantastic Family Breaks’ Catherine Cooper rounded up the best beach, active and adventure holidays for children of all ages, including No.22 ‘Canal Cruising’ with Drifters

    02/2019

  • 10/2018

    The Sun

    in ‘Family Holiday Finder 50 Fantastic Family Breaks’ Catherine Cooper rounded up the best beach, active and adventure holidays for children of all ages, including No.22 ‘Canal Cruising’ with Drifters

  • 10/2018

    The Countryman

    Mark Whitley reviews his canal boat holiday on the Monmouth & Brecon Canal from Goytre for ‘Beguiled by the Mon & Brec’

    10/2018

  • 09/2018

    Daily Star

    Victoria Lissaman includes ‘Float through the Brecon Beacons to Talybont-on-Usk’ in her ‘Eight Awesome Autumn Haunts’ article

  • 09/2018

    The Sunday People

    a ‘Bath Barge holiday on the Kennet & Avon Canal in Wiltshire’ is listed as a ‘Golden Wonders’

    09/2018

  • 09/2018

    Sunday Mirror

    Nigel Thompson lists ‘Boating in the Midlands’ setting off from our Warwick canal boat hire base as one of ‘11 Top half term hols’

  • 09/2018

    Daily Telegraph

    Sarah Baxter lists ‘Cruise the canals like you are in Venice’ setting off from our canal boat hire base at Tardebigge on the Worcester & Birmingham Canal as one of a list of ‘Little trips that promise big thrills’

    09/2018

  • 09/2018

    The Daily Telegraph online

    Sarah Baxter lists ‘Cruise the canals like you are in Venice’ setting off from our canal boat hire base at Tardebigge on the Worcester & Birmingham Canal as one of a list of ’30 amazing weekend breaks to extend the British Summer’ https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/united-kingdom/articles/trips-on-your-doorstep/

  • 08/2018

    The Lady Magazine

    The Globetrotter listed ‘Self-Drive Canal’ holidays with Drifters as part of its ‘Cruise round-up’

    08/2018

  • 08/2018

    Woman’s Own

    put together a list of ‘The best waterside pubs’ and referenced Drifters for more information

  • 07/2018

    The Sunday Mirror

    lists a holiday on ‘The Grand Union Canal from £1,093’ as part of its ‘Deals of the Week – Staycation’ feature

    07/2018

  • 07/2018

    The Times

    a ‘Canal Trip Through Shakespeare Country’ setting off from our canal boat hire base at Wootton Wawen on the Stratford Canal in Warwickshire is listed as part of a ’30 great British mini-breaks’ feature

  • 06/2018

    The Times

    ‘Canal boats in Wales’ setting off from our canal boat hire base at Chirk on the Llangollen Canal in North Wales is listed in a ’50 best summer holiday bargains’ feature

    06/2018

  • 06/2018

    Chat – It’s Fate Magazine

    Amanda Vlietstra describes her canal boat holiday on the Grand Union Canal, setting off from Drifters canal boat hire base at Gayton in her article ‘Whatever floats your boat’

  • 04/2018

    The Countryman

    Mark Whitley mentions Drifters National Open Day event in his ‘Country Diary’

    04/2018

  • 02/2018

    Traveller.com.au

    Keith Austin described his Drifters canal boat holiday, setting off from our canal boat hire base at Chirk on the Llangollen Canal in North Wales in his feature ‘Canal boat: an alternative way to see England and Wales’ http://www.traveller.com.au/canal-boat-an-alternative-way-to-see-england-and-wales-h0w14u

  • 02/2018

    The Mail on Sunday

    Wendy Gomersall lists ‘Float across a Welsh Wonder’ aboard Drifters canal boat ‘Lily’ in her ‘10 best boat breaks’ feature

    02/2018

  • 01/2018

    The Spectator

    Juliet Rix says ‘Britain’s real-life canals are as mystical and marvellous as Philip Pullman’s books’ in her article which followed a Drifters canal boat holiday from our canal boat hire base on the Grand Union Canal at Stockton https://www.spectator.co.uk/2018/01/britains-real-life-canals-are-as-mystical-and-marvellous-as-philip-pullmans-books/

  • 01/2018

    The Lady Magazine

    listed ‘Drifters’ National Open Day’ in its ‘Book Ahead’ section.

    01/2018

  • 11/2017

    My Weekly

    listed ‘Drifters’ National Open Day’ in its ‘Book Ahead’ section.

  • 10/2017

    The Independent i

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

    10/2017

  • 09/2017

    The Countryman

    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.

  • 08/2017

    Chat – It’s Fate Magazine

    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

    08/2017

  • 07/2017

    The Sun

    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.

  • 07/2017

    Love Exploring

    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.

    07/2017

  • 06/2017

    Waterways World

    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.

  • 06/2017

    The Sun’s Fabulous Magazine

    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.

    06/2017