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.

Travel back in time at Ellesmere and Anderton

Ellesmere repair yard by Eric Gaskell

Hidden gems of north west canal history will open their doors to the public soon. A 200 year old repair yard and two boat ...More

Explore forgotten canals on a horse drawn fly boat!

Shropshire Union Fly Boats

Ever wondered what it would be like to boat to Newtown or to Shrewsbury, or to work round the clock ...More

Macclesfield Canal gets the first waterways green flag

Green flag award

In making the award Green Flag judges praised C R T for their work with the local community and for the value placed ...More

New lock paddle pawls nearly sink narrowboat

new lock paddle pawl

A boat sinking partly caused by the trial pawls being fitted to lock gear by CRT was narrowly avoided by ...More

Top Ten Summer maintenance tips

Breakdown rescue

River Canal Rescue recorded 140 call-outs each week last summer. These  summer maintenance tips for boaters based on the ten most ...More

New Wrenbury Marina gets go ahead despite objections

Wrenbury Lift Bridge

A 200 berth marina will be built at Wrenbury on the Llangollen Canal despite plans being turned down last year ...More

Lancaster and Montgomery canals cut in two by leaks

Lune Aqueduct

Both the Lancaster Canal and the Montgomery Canal have been cut in two by serious leaks, isolating boats and businesses at ...More

Boaters find Ribble Link crossing ‘too exciting’!

Grounded boat

River Canal Rescue warns boaters of the dangers of the Ribble Link crossing after call outs to free grounded or trapped ...More

June breakdowns, sinkings, gales, fire & pollution!

Fallen tree

June is only part way through but sunken boats, windy weather, failures and damage, fire and pollution have all already ...More

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