Canal & Waterways News and Features

Waterways News & Features about 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.

Three sunken canal boats raised by RCR in 24 hours

RCR at sunken boat

Two canal boats sunk in locks were raised and another boat was narrowly stopped from sinking within a 24 hour ...More

Mike Clarke Lock tribute to ‘Mr Leeds & Liverpool’

Bank Newton Lock

Mike Clarke, ‘Mr Leeds & Liverpool’, has had lock in the Yorkshire Dales named after him in honour of his ...More

Some canals still closed by Christmas floods

Elland Bridge

Elland Bridge over the Calder & Hebble, damaged in the Boxing Day floods, is now being pulled down. Repair work ...More

Could a 10 ton narrowboat pull help float your boat?

Narrowboat pull

Are you looking for a new, exciting way to raise funds for your organisation or your favourite charity? If so, ...More

Race to get Staveley Basin ready for Trailboats

Working on a spill weir

Canal volunteers are racing against time and some terrible weather to get the venue for the IWA Trail boat Festival ...More

Continuous non cruisers won’t get a licence

Smokey boats

No more three month licences for boaters who are not cruising as much as CRT thinks they should, and no ...More

New safety courses for people who work by water

working by water

Canals and rivers can be dangerous places, whether you are on holiday or earning your living. A new range of ...More

Government still wants to transfer EA rivers to CRT

Little Ouse obstruction

The long running fight to get all our canals and navigable rivers under one management got a big boost when ...More

2016 IWA Festivals, & Liverpool cruise gets easier

Pelsall Rally

The venues for the IWA’s 2016 four main boat festivals are here now, and this year boaters should find it easier to ...More

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