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.

A Quad of Canal Junctions plus a Pantomime dock

Charity Dock

Making a short detour from the Trent and Mersey we popped onto the Staffs and Worcs Canal as Tixal Wide ...More

Liveaboard boaters get ‘stay put’ winter licence

Winter mooring

Many continuous cruisers prefer not to have to keep moving their boat during the winter months when bad weather and ...More

The Potteries and Beyond, southbound for Winter

Bottle Kilns

Mooring out of Harecastle tunnel is best at the rather scenic Westport Lake where we squeezed in so as not ...More

Fishy Business at Shackerstone Festival

Boats at Shackerstone Festival

Boaters have expressed anger at an attempt – apparently by anglers – to restrict moorings at a popular event on the ...More

Burnt out narrowboat sinks in lock

Preston narrowboat fire

A serious fire on a narrowboat moored near lock 7 near Preston on the Lancaster Canal resulted in the boat sinking ...More

Boatyard & Marina Red Diesel pumps could run dry

Red diesel running dry

‘Red Diesel’ could vanish from canal boat yard pumps and boaters forced to pay full price even when that fuel is ...More

Harecastle Tunnel & Absent Apparition

Harecastle tunnel

Apart from domestic familiarity with the boat and increasing confidence in actually getting it to move where we want it ...More

The Leaving of Llangollen … & Middlewich

Mikey and Inky

We reluctantly crawled away from the Llangollen after revisiting Ellesmere for further jollies: a trip (in a motor vehicle!) to ...More

85% more East London ‘Continuous Cruisers’!

Moored boats

There has been a 36% rise in boat numbers on London’s waterways over the past five years according to C&RT. ...More

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