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.

Big rise in canal boat sinkings & rescues

Burnt out boat

Over one hundred sunk or grounded craft have been salvaged by RCR this year, nearly twice as many as last ...More

Family Cooking On Your Holiday Hire Boat

Cruising down the canal on your boat with the family makes for a relaxing and enjoyable holiday. While most boats ...More

Grant marks Montgomery restoration progress

Montgomery Canal at Welshpool

Boats should return to a Shropshire village for the first time in 80 years thanks to a multi million pound ...More

Rochdale Canal finally fully reopens to boaters

Todmorden landslip

Ten months after the 2015 Boxing Day floods a major east west route reopens to boaters,  a much needed boost to ...More

Epic 127 mile trans Pennine canal birthday party!

Bingley 5 rise

The historic short boat Kennet is crossing the Pennines this month on a 127 mile ‘water party’ to celebrate 200 ...More

Online booking for boaters to be trialled

Frankton Locks

Boaters will soon be able to try a new online self-service booking system to use some of CRT’s most famous north ...More

20 sunken boats to be raised to reduce flood risk

raising sunken boat

About 20 sunken boats in the River Hull will be removed by RCR as part of a Council plan to ...More

Defibrillator installed at Leicestershire Marina


One of the first defibrillators based in a Leicestershire marina has just been installed at the L R Harris Old ...More

Lack of moorings stops boaters visiting London

Narrowboats on tidal Thames

Finding a place to moor deterred 85% of boaters who hadn’t visited London by boat and most boaters would consider ...More

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