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.

Floating tractor digs way through tunnel

Amphibious tractor at Standedge Tunnel

A floating tractor has been helping to reopen Standedge Tunnel, blocked by a build up of silt during the recent ...More

Volunteers wanted to help move workboats


Volunteers will soon be moving Canal and River Trust work boats around the canals and help to keep an eye on ...More

Too much water sinks boats and closes canals

Stranded boat at Elland Wharf

Flooding doesn’t usually wash out canals, locks and bridges or sink & strand canal boats. Over flow weirs and lock by ...More

December rains flood waterways & damage boats

Grounded boat

Record rain storms in the north of England have flooded canals and rivers. Much of the Aire & Calder and Calder & ...More

Tidal Thames to become busier, cleaner, more fun!

Tower Bridge

Use of the tidal Thames could be transformed over the next 20 years, according to the latest ‘Thames Vision’ issued by ...More

British Marine Inland Boating – work that out!

APCO logo

After a ‘lively’ recent AGM, much talk and several votes, APCO has decided to rebrand itself as BMIB – British Marine ...More

Deep Diglis Lock gets filled with visitors

Diglis Locks

1,850 visitors took the chance to descend to the bottom of Diglis Lock 2 on the 14th and 15th of November on ...More

Historic canal bridge put back on the rails

Bullys Bridge

An unusual canal footbridge built out of 100 year old railway tracks across the Trent and Mersey Canal is being ...More

Your 250v generator could give you more than a shock

generator on deck

Ten boaters have died and ten been badly injured due to fires, explosions or carbon monoxide poisoning in recent years, ...More


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