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.

£5 million award towards Chesterfield Restoration

An award of £5.3m from the Staveley Towns Fund will add another half a mile to the canal’s restoration. The ...More

The Montgomery Canal Triathlon is back!

After the disruption of the last two years plans are being made for the return of the Montgomery Canal Triathlon, ...More

Less emergencies but more breakdowns in 2021.

Major canal incidents in 2021 were 25% down on 2020 but general breakdown call-outs were up 13% according to RCR. ...More

Worthy cause needs your unwanted boats

The Forces Vets Afloat Project aims to restore unwanted boats so they can be used and enjoyed by British forces ...More

Green cruising Hireboat without mains electric!

Eco conscious canal hirers will soon be able to enjoy near silent all electric cruising, backed up when needed by ...More

Canal and river boat Grounding Alert

Low water levels, sand banks and silt build-ups are causing a large number of canal and river boat groundings. According ...More

Environmentally friendly bilge filter wins award

A ‘green’ bilge discharge filter which traps contaminants before they are pumped out of a boat bilge has won the ...More

Unchecked canal boats sinking during lockdown

One of the main reasons for rescue call outs during lockdown has been canal boats sinking due to water ingress ...More

Canals get gradual release from Covid lockdown

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Canals will get a gradual release from lock-down over the next few months, provided that the level of Covid infections ...More

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