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.

The Journey Begins, Crick to Braunston

Here’s our green man at the bow guiding us through the changing seasons of our journey on the cut ...More

Liveaboards at the Crick Boat Show

My face has gone all crispy round the edges from the  sunshine at the Crick Boat Show. It was ...More

Living on a Canal Boat – Towpath Foraging

Donna, Mark and Inky the greyhound have recently become canal liveaboards. They are sharing their enjoyments and enlightenments with us! Surrounded ...More

Two old jugs with waterway links

A couple of old ceramic jugs have come to my notice lately, one very collectable, the other quite common, but both perhaps offering something to canal history and the folk arts of the canals in particular. One is inscribed on the front with the name 'W.Massey – Flatman 1823'. Could that be someone who worked on the River Mersey? ...More

Chester Lock May Unlock Deserted Waterways

Chester has canals, a tidal & a non tidal river but they’re under used, often derelict, unkempt & deserted, an IWA & CRT ...More

Green House Sailing Pennine Canal

A wooden terraced house with a grass roof will be travelling the Leeds and Liverpool canal from 23 May to 8 ...More

Veteran BW Vans need TLC says CRT

Two veteran BW vans are in need of rescue because CRT has no room for them and needs to rehome ...More

Canal Map App Proving Smart Choice

A new smart phone or tablet canal app that shows maps with up to date details about locks, bridges and ...More

Living on a Canal Boat – Becoming a ‘Liveaboard’

Bricks and Mortar to Boat and Water Converted lighthouse? Yurt? Earthship? Winibago? No, nothing ticked all the boxes like a ...More


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