Waterways Hire and Holiday Guide

Published: Wednesday, 23 February 2011

CONSIDERING a boat holiday or short break? This guide is aimed at those who are considering a waterway holiday.

Narrowboat holidays—Rochdale Canal

Published: Friday, 21 January 2011

Sowerby Bridge to Summit

MANY canal boaters regard the Rochdale Canal over the Pennines as having the most dramatic scenery of any of the country's waterways, so can be popular for holiday hire.

Narrowboat holidays—Coventry Canal

Published: Wednesday, 19 January 2011

THE Coventry Canal is used by canal boat holidaymakers more as a link between the busy Trent & Mersey Canal and the more southern holiday waterways.

Narrowboat holidays—Huddersfield Narrow Canal

Published: Wednesday, 19 January 2011

THE Huddersfield Narrow Canal, passing through the Pennines, though extremely strenuous to work for boaters, as part of Pennine waterways can be the most rewarding for the experienced boat holiday maker.

Canal boat holidays—Kennet & Avon Canal

Published: Wednesday, 19 January 2011

THE Kennet & Avon is not really a raw holiday hirers' canal, it being heavily locked with 104 broad locks over its length to the tidal section at Hanham a distance of 93 miles.

Canal boat holidays—Leeds & Liverpool Canal

Published: Wednesday, 19 January 2011

IT HAS to be stated that the Eastern section of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal out of Leeds, another of the Pennine waterways is not recommended for a canal boat holiday, due to the recognised vandal activity.

Canal boat holidays—Llangollen Canal

Published: Wednesday, 19 January 2011

THE Llangollen Canal is easily the most popular of the waterways for holiday hire, giving the canal boater plenty of attractions.

Canal boat holidays—Oxford Canal

Published: Wednesday, 19 January 2011

THE Oxford Canal is another that is very popular, particularly with holiday makers, being a narrow lock canal that is not too difficult to work by canal boat hirers, though some locks are quite deep.

Narrowboat holidays—Severn

Published: Wednesday, 19 January 2011

FOR those of you preferring a canal boat holiday on a river, the Severn has many waterways leading off, so could be a good choice for an exploring waterway holiday.

Canal boat holidays—Shropshire Union Canal

Published: Wednesday, 19 January 2011

THE Shropshire Union Canal is particularly popular with those canal boat hirers and get-away holiday boaters not wanting too active a cruise, as it has miles without locks, and others in easy flights, and is mainly a narrow canal.