Someone is taking notice lately

Published: Monday, 06 August 2018

JUST read David Hymers comments regarding grass cutting on the North Oxford., writes Jackie Vowles.

Victor: Not a murmur

Published: Sunday, 05 August 2018

I RECKON that all you boaters will agree with me that our waterways are in the worst condition ever.

Lancaster Canal Towpath Trail Project gets £1.3 million

Published: Friday, 03 August 2018

THE Canal & River Trust and Lancaster Canal Regeneration Partnership have been awarded a £1.3million grant by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

David: Conditions in London

Published: Friday, 03 August 2018

WE WERE thinking of making the trip to London next year, having not been since 2013, but a conversation with a boater I met on the Weaver is giving us second thoughts.

Ultimately the owner's responsibility

Published: Friday, 03 August 2018

IT'S ALL too easy to jump up and down criticising CaRT for not emphasising the danger of locks, gates and cills, writes Kevin McNiff.

Overnight closures on the Trent & Mersey

Published: Friday, 03 August 2018

THE Trent & Mersey Canal now has closures around the locks in Middlewich 'seven days a week until further notice'.

Locks need proper cill warnings

Published: Thursday, 02 August 2018

WE CAN really feel for the people who lost their first time narrowboat in one of Bosley Locks, but cannot help but blaming Canal & River Trust for not making the dangers of the cills more prominent, writes James Henry.

Not to sensible

Published: Thursday, 02 August 2018

I do not of course know the reason for first timers to take to the waterways with a 70ft boat but it doesn't seem too sensible, as they are the devil to keep clear of cills and also to manœuvre in wind.

I once helped on a 70 footer and it was a nightmare, as all too often we were inches off the cill and occasionally on it.

David Putney

L&L into Liverpool opens 24th August

Published: Thursday, 02 August 2018

THE good news is that the Leeds & Liverpool will re-open into Liverpool in time for the August Bank Holiday.

Sank their first boat on first day out

Published: Wednesday, 01 August 2018

OWNERS of their first ever narrowboat will forever remember their first day out, getting it caught on a lock gate cill and sinking it.