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Blog Posts: August 2014
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Tue Aug 26, 2014 at 12:48pm
We have written a lot of articles advising you of the pros and cons of buying a narrowboat, however we haven’t discussed the Widebeam in any detail before. Whatever type of boat you are considering buying, whether it be a narrowboat or wide beam, it is always advisable to try out boating before you hand over your hard earned cash. Boating isn’t for everyone, some people see it as a way to get cheap accommodation, but living on the water is very different to living on the land. T....
Wed Aug 13, 2014 at 11:00am
Don't Buy Till You Have Read This!Read our top ten tips on things you should know before you buy a narrowboat.    1 It’s a great way of life, but it’s not for everyone!Just like 'marmite', you will either love it or hate it!  Not everyone takes to boating whether it’s just the occasional weekend, long holidays or living aboard full time. So our best advice before we go any further is try before you buy.  Hiring a narrowboat will give you a very good ide....
Fri Aug 8, 2014 at 9:47am
Get ready its festival time again!The Blisworth Canal Partnership community is a non-profit organisation run by 8 directors working with local people who are passionate about the canal and waterways in their area and beyond. Each year they hold a festival in August to raise funds to help pay for projects to enhance the canal environment.  The festival attracts 25,000 + visitors each year and with free entrance, free mooring and free parking you can see why it’s so popular.  Visit....
Mon Aug 4, 2014 at 1:04pm
Some North West UK Canal FactsThe Bridgewater Canal is 25 miles long and runs from Wigan to Preston Brook. There are no locks along this canal. The Bridgewater Canal was commissioned by the Third Duke of Bridgewater to carry coal from his mines at Worsely to Manchester. It was opened in 1761 and later extended from Manchester to Runcorn and from Worsley to Leigh. The canal is connected to the Manchester Ship Canal, the Rochdale Canal in Manchester, the Trent and Mersey Canal and the Leeds and Li....