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If you have found this site useful and interesting you should also find it worthwhile having a look at the sites listed below.

Further Information on Buying, selling and making use of canal boats
Relevant News Articles
History and Preservation of Canals
Other affordable internet Websites

Further Information on buying, selling and making use of boats on UK waterways

Read what it’s like to live aboard a canal boat. Read the blog from a New Zealander ‘living aboard’.

For interactive maps of the canals in the UK see Waterscape.

Further advice on all things related to inland boating in the UK is available from waterscape and britishwaterways

Information regarding safety including advice on Boat Examinations, Fire Safety and Carbon Monoxide risk: Boat Safety Scheme

The Maritime and Coastguards Agency website has information and application forms for licensing as well as advice on safety, weather, construction standards and more.

For holidays in Britain visit visitbritain and if going further afield see boatingeurope
Canal Junction – the comprehensive canal guide and leisure directory. Maps, history, culture, engineering, museums, folk art, hotel boats, boatyards, boat brokers, narrowboat holiday hire firms, hints for first timers & more.

See also:
Find My Luggage

Scottish Canals: Destinations for leisure, sport & investment
Scotland’s 137 mile (220km) network of canals offers visitors a breathtaking array of leisure, sport and investment opportunities.

Wilts & Berks Canal Trust
Official site of the Wilts & Berks Canal Trust. Restoring a Waterway connecting Wiltshire, Swindon and Oxfordshire for the 21st Century.

London Canal Museum Home Page
London Canal Museum, the London waterways museum telling the story of canals, boats, the ice trade, and ice cream.


Online newspapers ‘covering’ the UK.

Relevant News Articles

New articles are now ‘posted’ rather than being added to this page.

‘Search for canal swimmer called off’ BBC News 24th July 2008
Canals better used now than in the Industrial RevolutionThe Herald 24th July 2008.
Renaissance for canals as new boaters come aboard.Times online 24th July 2008
Call to tackle long-term funding for canals.Guardian 24th July 2008
Freak accident leaves narrowboat stranded on lock.Telegraph, 11th July 2008
Time to make waves on the canalsThe Herald 25th February 2008
A different view of Great 14th October 2007
(Ireland’s) Canals could be top

History and Preservation

History of the British canal system (wikipedia) The Boat Museum, Ellesmere Port Inland Waterways Association of Ireland Jim Shead’s Waterways Information Restoration of steam narrowboat ‘President’ National Waterways Museum, Gloucester The Waterway Archive World Wide Waterweb boatmuseumsociety Railway and Canal Historical SocietyOther affordable internet WebsitesNo1 Decor/Mark Collins, Painter and DecoratorBCS Courier ServicesAdams and Duncan Funeral DirectorsEast Glasgow Music SchoolPointPaving Driveway construction and landscape designGallusCooperLynnCDuncan dance schoolsGarrowhillSchoolofDanceBlew Hair StudioStJudes church