Narrowboats don't have to book through GU tunnels

Published: Wednesday, 28 October 2020

AFTER the publicity regarding boats having to book to use the broad Grand Union tunnels, CaRT has amended its advice.

Reflections of an Ancient Boater—Essential Items

Published: Wednesday, 28 October 2020

WITH the restrictions due to coronavirus being now on a county by county basis, things just became more complicated for extended cruisers, writes Ralph Freeman.

Told that paid staff operating Harecastle Tunnel

Published: Wednesday, 28 October 2020

BEING somewhat alarmed by the news that Harecastle Tunnel is to be staffed by volunteers and on very limited opening, I contacted CaRT to express my concerns, writes Linda Andrews.

Just another 'body' on the towpath

Published: Wednesday, 28 October 2020

TONY DUNKLEY’s Halcyon Daze has been seized by CaRT, writes Pam Pickett.

CaRT blames vandals for Atherstone gate dropped in lock

Published: Monday, 26 October 2020

THE Canal & River Trust has distributed a Press Release blaming vandals for the gate dropped in an Atherstone Lock.

David: The Harecastle rules

Published: Monday, 26 October 2020

THE new rules for Harecastle are on the face of it indeed alarming.

Making Braunston Tunnel one-way cannot be correct

Published: Monday, 26 October 2020

Surely this cannot be correct in particular for Braunston Tunnel, writes Roger Spurr.

Unreliable control

Published: Monday, 26 October 2020

THE new policy [in Harecastle Tunnel] puts me in mind of the original (time interval) control of trains on railways, writes Bill Ridgeway.

Drunk e-scooter riders on Birmingham towpaths

Published: Monday, 26 October 2020

A GRAND scheme to hire out e-scooters in Birmingham has been drastically cut.

Major restoration project starts on Wey & Arun Canal

Published: Monday, 26 October 2020

The Wey & Arun Canal Trust has begun work on a major restoration project in a bid to resurrect the abandoned canal.