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.

National Maritime Museum floats mystery boat

Can you help us identify this very strange boat? It has 2 odd paddle wheels and one idea is that it was a canal dredger! ...More

Wappenshall warehouse restoration plans in crisis

The plans of the Shrewsbury & Newport canals Trust to restore the warehouses and basin at Wappenshall are in crisis. ...More

Wigan still without Pier, but will get a ‘Quarter’!

Wigan has not had a ‘Pier’ for nearly a hundred years, but the historic canalside area that bears the name is ...More

No narrowboats again in London Boat Show

You could see narrow boats at this year’s CWM FX London International Boat Show but only if you went outside ...More

Life Jackets should be worn in Tunnels

CRT has advised the use of life jackets in canal tunnels following  a Harecastle boater’s death but rejects other suggestions ...More

Wandering Duck Tourism Experience of the Year

‘Wandering Duck’ , a new budget hotel boat aimed at younger people has just won Tourism Experience of the Year at ...More

Waterways Hardship Fund set up to help needy boaters

A new Waterways Hardship Fund has been set up to help boat dwellers who due to health or social problems ...More

Hired narrowboats banned from Tidal Thames

UPDATE March 2015; This ban has now been partially relaxed, see our March 2015 report ‘Ban on hired narrowboats ...More

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