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.

Trent and Mersey Canal Breaches Update

Canal Breach at Dutton Hollow

£12,300 has so far been donated toward the £1.5m needed to repair the breach at Dutton on the Trent & ...More

£62,000 needed to restore Museum’s Joey Boat

An appeal for £62,000 to restore one of the last BCN Joey boats has gone out from the Black Country Living ...More

Bluffers Guide to Canals – talking like a hairy boater

Here’s 10 things NOT to shout on your canal holiday if you want people to think you are a real hairy ...More

Easier access to the River Dee for canal boaters?

Hopes are raised that it might get easier for canal boats to cruise the River Dee through Chester. Getting on ...More

Ashton & Peak Forest Canals get deeper!

  10 truck loads of rubbish were pulled from the Lower Peak Forest canal over just 2 days in October ...More

10 Odd Canal Holiday Happenings

 My own oddest sight was when boating past the mills of Leigh on the Leeds Liverpool we passed a ...More

Emergency appeal to repair canal breach

The first day of an ’emergency appeal’ to meet the costs of a canal breach has raised £4000. The Canal ...More

Some Irish waterway discoveries

For personal reasons quite unconnected to canals I recently travelled by car across the middle of Ireland. However, being the waterways nerd that I am I took the opportunity to take a bit of a detour to look at bits of the Grand Canal on the way. Rusting hulks, a derelict Grand Canal hotel and Galway's Eglington Canal! ...More

Trent & Mersey Canal closed by heavy rain

Recent heavy rains in the north of England closed a fifteen mile stretch of the Trent and Mersey Canal to through ...More

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