Canal & Waterways News and Features

What's happening on the UK Canals and Rivers

Canal Junction has regular news updates on canal matters, progress reports on the many canal restoration and rebuilding schemes and special features about UK canals and inland waterways.

How to avoid getting stuck on the bottom

With the current low canal and river water levels plus sand bank and silt build-ups and debris and weed-filled waterways, ...More

More progress on Montgomery Restoration

After more than six years of planning and fund-raising a new Schoolhouse Bridge on the Montgomery Canal is taking shape. ...More

Damp summer leads to electrical breakdowns

Over the last seven months the top reason for River Canal Rescue (RCR) callouts has been electrical faults, although overall ...More

CRT funding slashed by 40% from 2027

The Government has announced a reduced funding settlement to the Canal & River Trust of ‘over £400m’ for the ten-year ...More

Your valid BSS doesn’t guarantee electrical safety

It seems that a valid Boat Safety Scheme (B.S.S.) certificate doesn’t always guarantee that a boat is safely wired. River ...More

Crick Boatshow 2023

Crick Boat Show 2023 is set to be the most exciting edition of Britain's largest and most popular inland waterways festival. ...More

Avoiding lock hang ups and sinkings

Every year, lock cills catch boaters unaware, no matter how experienced they are. Once a vessel’s caught on a cill ...More

Canal boat breakdown callouts rise again

Canal boat  breakdown  call-outs due to electrical, fuel and engine issues, flat batteries, over-heating and gear box failures etc., rose ...More

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