Welcome to Drifters’ Competition to win one of five copies of Jasper Winn’s new book ‘Water Ways’.


Published in hardback by Profile Books on 7 June 2018 ‘Water Ways’ is a mix of travel, history and nature writing and is of immediate appeal to anyone planning a canal holiday along Britain's amazing network of canals.


This competition has closed

Writer and slow adventurer Jasper Winn spent a year exploring Britain's waterways on foot and by bike, in a kayak and on narrowboats.  Along a thousand miles of 'wet roads and water streets' he discovered a world of wildlife corridors, underground adventures, the hardware of heritage and history, new boating communities, endurance kayak races and remote towpaths.

He shared journeys with some of the last working boat people and met the anglers, walkers, boaters, activists, volunteers and eccentrics who have made the waterways their home.  In Britain most of us live within five miles of a canal, and reading this book we will see them in an entirely new light.

For more information about ‘Water Ways’ visit https://profilebooks.com/water-ways-hb.html


The competition closes at midnight on 30 June 2018.

The winners will be drawn at random from the list of entrants and the winners will receive their copy of ‘Water Ways’ by the middle of July 2018.

Prizes are not transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash. 

Only one entry can be made per person.



In addition, you are free to sign-up to our monthly e-newsletter
which offers details of our special events, competitions, destinations, boating tips and holiday reviews.

Click here to sign up for our newsletter.


'Water Ways'

Competition Entry Form

Name (Initial, Surname):


Daytime Telephone Number :

Postcode :

Country :(If outside UK)


Check availability and find your perfect holiday.

Read more

 canal boat holidays with Drifters.

Canal boat and narrowboat boating holidays.

Read more

 Hire a canal boat for a day with Drifters.

Day hire boats. Self-drive boats for hire by the day.

Read more

All your questions about boating holidays answered

Read more