Canal Boating in the U.K. and Europe
(with some North American information)
Being an introduction for those unfamiliar
with the pleasures of canal and waterway cruising, as well as a resource
for experienced boaters.
Over 2000 links to canal and waterways related web sites.
Please... they are "narrowboats", not "barges".
25th anniversary took place on 5 September 2020!
Website Last Modified: Saturday, 17 Apr 2021
"Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing-- absolutely nothing--
half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats."
-- Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows
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- What's New?
- Canal Boating - What It's Like
- Canal and Waterway Webcams
- see what's happening right now at webcam locations
- Timelapse Canal Videos - also called "hyperlapse" - cruise miles of canal in minutes
- Canals - Features of Interest - locks, tunnels, aqueducts, etc.
- Canal Maps & Route Planning - Online & Offline
- Canal & Waterway Trip reports and Blogs
- Favourite Sections of Canals - by participants
in the canals mailing list
- Hiring Canal Boats
- Canal Hotel Boats and Barges
- Multilingual French Waterways Links
- Near the Water - Canalside Pubs, Inns, Shopping, Villages, Cottages, etc.
- Living Aboard
- River Cruise Ships (Scotland, and on the Continent)
- Canal Boat Ownership, Building, Maintenance, and Services
- Canal Boating - Books, Paper Maps, and Videos
- Canal & Waterway Magazines
- Waterways FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions - answered by
participants in the canals mailing list/uk.rec.waterways newsgroup)
- Canals Internet Resources- General
* Facebook Groups / Web Forums / Email Mailing Lists * Usenet newsgroups * General info * Shops * Roving Shops * Music *
* Education/Toys * Model Boats * Carrying/Cargo/Haulage * Specialized Topics * Angling * Historic *
* Genealogy * Museums * Specific Types of Boats * Situations Vacant * Boat Handling Courses *
* Boat Maintenance Courses * Safety Equipment * Towpath Walks * Towpath Cycling *
* Waterway Photographers * Waterway Photographs * Waterway Art and Craft *
* Canalside New Home Developments *
- Specific Canals & Waterways - listed by country
- Canal/Waterway Size Restrictions
- Mailing List/Forum - over 650 participants,
but few messages any more
- Canal- and Waterway-Related Organisations
- government; commercial; canal societies; boat-specific societies
- Canal-Related Events, and Music
- Canal Trips - Excursion, Charter, and Restaurant Boats - UK & Ireland
- Canal Humour: from Larry
from Roger Murray
- Jim Shead's Waterways Glossary:
(Jim has shut his website but fortunately we can still see his glossary via archive.org.)
- North American Canals
- About these pages - icons/abbreviations/philosophy
Photo: Barbridge, on the Shropshire Union Canal, from bridge 100.
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