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.

Isolated Lancaster Canal to be dredged for trailboats


A canal which normally sees almost no boat traffic is to be dredged of over 1,500 tonnes of silt! The work is ...More

£3.8 million grant to restore canal tug

A £3.8 million grant has been made by the Heritage Lottery Fund to restore the unique MSC steam tug / ...More

Ban on hired narrowboats on tidal Thames relaxed

narrowboat on tidal Thames

The recent ban on hired narrow boats cruising the tidal River Thames below Teddington Lock to Brentford is to be ...More

Traditional Boats Easter Gathering at Ellesmere Port

Narrowboats at the NWM Easter Gathering

A high light of this year’s annual Easter Gathering at the National Waterways Museum (NWM) will be a joint celebration of ...More

Chesterfield Canal to host 2016 Trailboat Festival

Previous trailboat festival

Lots of boats will be cruising on the Chesterfield Canal next year when it hosts the 2016 Trailboat Festival. The Chesterfield ...More

Auction of rare canal ware and useful boat bits

HNBC Auctio

The Historic Narrow Boat Club is to hold an auction which will include some very desirable canal ware from 1pm on the ...More

Birmingham centre canal closed by leak – Updated

Gas Street basin

200 metres of canal close to Gas Street Basin are being drained to find a leak from a historic canal ...More

Chance to become one of the Welshpool few!

Isolated Montgomery Canal

Here’s your chance to cruise a beautiful isolated stretch of canal that very few other boaters get the chance to ...More

‘Carry on Cruising’ – or risk losing your licence! Update

Continuous cruising

If live-aboard canal boaters don’t move far enough or often enough in one year they could find that they can not get ...More

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