Chester Canals route guide blog

Guest Blog by Philip Littlewood Heading up the Shropshire Union Canal towards Chester is one of the nicest journeys you can make. The views are stunning and the locks are doubles.  Continue reading

Our chandlery now provides the solution to all your battery woes

With twice the overall power and three times the life of conventional marine batteries, ODYSSEY┬« batteries are ideal for starting and for powering the many on-board electronic accessories common   Continue reading

We're proud to announce our line up for the 2015 Fab Festival

We've got a great line up with some big names! Friday 7pm `the Boaters Supper` A social/welcome for boaters and enthusiasts- with musical entertainment` provided by STEAMHEAD. A kalei  Continue reading

Crocodile Terror Aboard Narrowboat!

Terror for woman on the canal as she became trapped on her Narrowboat by a crocodile! A woman called for help as she moored in the beautiful secluded surroundings of Bramble Cuttings near Middlew  Continue reading

Gorgeous Early October Morning

Gorgeous early October morning boating on the Welsh waters with Dan Brown  Continue reading

One of our most utilised narrowboat holiday routes...

One of our most under utilised narrowboat holiday routes and its a gem! Caldon Canal to Froghall Basin: 36 Miles 48 Locks 25 Hrs 3 Days And the same back  Continue reading

Four Counties Ring

It wouldn't be possible to do the Four Counties Ring and not fall in love with it, especially the Shroppie.  Continue reading

Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

Why is the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct so much fun to motor over? Our old friend @sort_of_dan ( shows us here.  Continue reading

Barging Round Britain

We're on telly tonight John Sergeant on the Trent and Mersey Canal He came to look at Working boat Dory in our Yard and had a real ale during the folk and boat festival last year...unless we'  Continue reading

Four Counties Ring Bridges

When the canals were being built, some wealthy land owners insisted on particularly impressive bridges before they'd allow the canal to be built on their estates.  Continue reading