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Why Staycation #8 | Kids love it!

Why Staycation #8 | Kids love it!

A canal boat is like camping on water. How exciting to be sleeping "on the water". They will absolutely love helping with the steering and coiling up the ropes! Most children love the locks. Usually an experience only witnessed from the towpath, this time they get to...

Why Staycation? #7 | Gadget Free

Why Staycation? #7 | Gadget Free

When heading off down the tranquil waterways of the UK , you leave technology behind. Some holiday boats do come with WIFI on board, but why would you need it? It's great to be away from the gadgets and communicate with real people in the world around us. If you're...

Why Staycation? #6 | Dog friendly

Why Staycation? #6 | Dog friendly

When you go abroad for your holiday you have to leave certain family members behind - the dogs! With a Narrowboat holiday you can take your dog along with you to enjoy the sights and sounds of the Waterways. You can moor up and get off the boat to take your dog for a...

Why Staycation? #5  |  Wellbeing

Why Staycation? #5 | Wellbeing

 ”Whenever my hypos get such an upper hand of me, that it requires a strong moral principle to prevent me from deliberately stepping into the street, and methodically knocking people’s hats off—then, I account it high time to get to sea as soon as I can,” Herman...

Why Staycation? #4  |  Our Countryside

Why Staycation? #4 | Our Countryside

Our Waterways are lined with tranquil walks, quaint little villages and stunning countryside views. Taking a Narrowboat through the winding canals is a wonderful way to view the sites that our waterways offer us. The Canals are full of wildlife nestled in the green...

Why Staycation? #3  |  Our Historical Places

Why Staycation? #3 | Our Historical Places

There are many historical places along our canal systems, in fact just here on our very own doorstep we have the Bosworth Battlefield, and Shackerstone Railway. These are just two of many historical stops along the 2000 miles of waterways that we have in the UK. Did...

Why Staycation? #2  |  Canalside Pub Dining

Why Staycation? #2 | Canalside Pub Dining

As you mosey around our Canals you wont be short of a pint or two, or canalside pub dining!  Moor up at one of the many canalside pubs and quench your thirst after a good days cruising. Enjoy some food and take a break from self catering.
Why Staycation? #1  |  2000 Miles to Explore

Why Staycation? #1 | 2000 Miles to Explore

There are over 2000 miles of navigable inland waterways in Britain. Life can slow down to a cruising pace of 5 miles an hour as you meander through the countryside. Enjoy the rural views, the wildlife and the water. The canals flow through town centres, and office...

The effects of fly tipping along the canals

The effects of fly tipping along the canals

Cruising along the canals in a narrowboat is a peaceful experience. Watching the countryside drifting past at gentle pace, the noise of the lapping of water against the boat and the cheery wave at fellow boaters and those on dry land as you cruise along.
Canal Etiquette

Canal Etiquette

Whether you are considering leaving dry ground to live on a narrowboat, or are planning a relaxing holiday on the water, there are a few things to consider. They are not necessarily rules that you must abide by, but etiquette that will benefit yourself and others on...

Dos and don’ts for summer boating safety with children

Dos and don’ts for summer boating safety with children

If your ideal summer holiday is messing about on a boat, then you'll love taking a narrowboat holiday! It's the ideal way to escape the daily grind but it's not without its hazards. Following a few simple dos and don'ts will help you enjoy a wonderful family holiday, accident free.