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.

Safer to wind down paddles with just one hand?

Working lock

CRT wants boaters to wind down lock paddles with just one hand but the IWA and others see this as being dangerous. ...More

Another floating house adds to London Liveaboards

Houseboat on Thames

Another ‘house boat’ was added to the growing number of live aboard craft in London this week, courtesy of lodging finder ...More

CRT has ‘stunning year financially’

Sunday at Fradley

Canal & River Trust (CRT) stands to make a £5m profit this financial year rather than the expected £6m loss, ...More

1,361 unlicensed boats spotted by CRT in March

no licence

Just under 30,000 boats were recorded on CRT canals and waterways this March, up about 3% on 2014. There were ...More

Learn the ropes before your first holiday afloat

Boat crash

Like to try hiring a boat but not sure about the skills required? Now you can combine a recognised RYA ...More

New CRT licence conditions get waterways support

CRT talking to boaters

May 1st changes to the CRT boat licence terms & conditions now get the backing of boaters groups after feedback leads ...More

Hotel Boats getting ready for the off!


The Hotel Boats are getting ready for the off! From early May to October hotel boat cruises cover almost the whole ...More

Chesterfield Canal Cuckoo Boat safely launched

Cuckoo boat

The first Cuckoo boat to be built for over 80 years, by volunteers using only hand tools who even made ...More

Making Waves on the Monty this Summer

Trailboats at Welshpool

Making Waves is a series of lively events being held this summer which aim to help bring the Montgomery Canal alive. ...More

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