Feb 23

Chester Canals route guide blog

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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. There
is a small staircase lock at Bunbury, then you are in…

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Jul 7

Our chandlery now provides the solution to all your battery woes

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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 in today’s boats and recreational vehicles. What’s more they are designed for…

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May 6

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

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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 kaleidoscope of music and fun- sit still if…

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Apr 15

Crocodile Terror Aboard Narrowboat!

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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 Middlewich on the Trent and Mersey Canal……………………………………………

Marine Electrician…

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Mar 19

Gorgeous Early October Morning

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

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Mar 15

One of our most utilised narrowboat holiday routes…

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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

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Mar 15

Four Counties Ring

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

 

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Mar 15

Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

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

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Mar 14

Barging Round Britain

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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’ve hit the cutting room floor….

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Mar 10

Four Counties Ring Bridges

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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.

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