Canal & Waterways News and Features

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.

Lancaster and Montgomery canals cut in two by leaks

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’!

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!

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

Safer to wind down paddles with just one hand?

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

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’

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

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

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

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