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.

Rogue repairers cashing in on London boaters

Dirty bilge

Boat numbers in the London area have exploded by 8-10% every year for the last five years. Congestion on the ...More

Middlewich breach caused by lock paddles left open

Breach near Middlewich

The canal breach wasn’t caused by an embankment collapse but by a ‘tsunami’ of up to 3 million gallons of ...More

Scottish Canals split, in crisis again.

Forth and Clyde canal

In January Scottish Canals announced that they could not afford to repair two bridges in the centre of the Forth ...More

New ratchet windlass helps take the strain

ratchet windlass

Stiff lock paddles can cause problems for the fittest boaters but now there is a new ratcheted windlass which aims ...More

Not much new in CRT license fee changes


A year long review of boat licensing that saw over 11000 boaters reply has resulted in few real changes to ...More

Are steel canalboats a sensible design for living?

Haarlem Shuffle house boat

If you live afloat on UK waterways you are likely to live in something boat shaped, even though many craft ...More

Canal Retreats, a relaxing way to slow down!

tibetan bowls

Canal holidays are often called ‘the fastest way to slow down’. Now Karma Waters, based in the centre of the ...More

28 WRG Canal Camps across 13 waterways!

Waterways Recovery Group

Want to learn a few new skills? WRG Canal Camps are a great place for you if you love being outdoors and like to ...More

No agreement on transfer of EA Waterways

Little Ouse obstruction

Both IWA and CRT have said they are disappointed that DEFRA has turned down transfer plans for EA waterways. A ...More

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