Kennet & Avon 200 years old today

Published: Tuesday, 28 December 2010

THE Kennet & Avon Canal is 200 years old today (28th December) and is still in being solely through the efforts of the Kennet & Avon Trust.

Shiplake best kept lock

Published: Tuesday, 28 December 2010

SHIPLAKE Lock won the award as the 'Best Kept Lock' on the Thames, the result of the vote in the Environment Agency's 2010 Thames Waterways Awards.

Dog found his masters' body

Published: Friday, 24 December 2010

MORE details have been released of the boater who drowned in the Kennet & Avon Canal at Devizes earlier this week.

Keep off the ice

Published: Thursday, 23 December 2010

IN ADDITION to warnings for people to stay off the frozen canals, they are even venturing onto the riskier Broads waters.

Boater dies in canal

Published: Thursday, 23 December 2010

THE body of a boater was dragged from the Kennet and Avon Canal in Devizes earlier this week.

Dogs left to starve in narrowboat

Published: Wednesday, 22 December 2010

IT WAS the police that had to rescue two dogs and a puppy left to starve in a freezing narrowboat at Mill Stream at the bottom of the Oxford Canal.

More canalside railings

Published: Wednesday, 22 December 2010

HERTFORDSHIRE Highways is installing a long length of railings by the towpath of the Grand Union Canal at Croxley Green to prevent people falling into the waterway.

Don't misuse the locks

Published: Wednesday, 22 December 2010

LOCK gate paddles having been left open overnight in Camden have caused major problems for many boats on the Paddington branch of the Grand Union Canal, with the same happening at other waterways.

Certainly isn't so idyllic

Published: Wednesday, 22 December 2010

IT SEEMS obvious to seasoned boaters, but so many crews new to the canals don't seem to realise that there is a world of difference between cruising the system in the spring/summer/autumn and in winter, writes Ralph Freeman.

Not so idyllic

Published: Monday, 20 December 2010

THE continuing freezing weather is seemingly bursting the 'idyllic life of the waterways' bubble, with one boater deeply regretting his decision to live on a narrowboat that he admits was prompted by Timothy West on Waterworld.