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Wed Sep 1, 2021
Celebrating the changes at Whilton Marina through five decades!As Whilton Marina celebrates 50 years in Business this year (2021), we thought we'd look at the changes that have hap....
Mon Nov 23, 2020
Winter stoppages on the canal system.With winter fast approaching its time to pre plan our journeys around the waterways. One of the most attractive things about boating is the fre....
Mon Oct 19, 2020
What is a Boat Licence?If you want to keep and use any type of  boat (even a Kayak or a canoe) on the Inland Waterways of the UK, including the canals and rivers, you will nee....
Tue Sep 8, 2020
Waterways Wildlife - Birds HeronHerons have long legs with particularly long toes, useful when wading on soft mud. Their wings are broad and rounded, often markedly ....
Tue Feb 4, 2020
Fascinating canal factsDiscover ten fascinating canal facts from the deepest lock to the shortest canal... 1. Which lock is the deepest?According to the Nicholsons Guide (set ....
Fri Sep 27, 2019
Stoppages on the UK canal and River systemEngland and Wales has over 2,000 miles of Rivers and man made canals. So it's inevitable that at times the waterways may need to have rest....
Mon Sep 2, 2019
The Inland Waterways AssociationThe Inland Waterways Association is a charity that protects and restores Britain's 6,500 miles of canal and river waterways. The IWA organise l....
Mon Aug 12, 2019
Common Flowers Along the TowpathIt's summer time, we thought it would be a great time to write about the wild flowers found on the waterways and towpaths of the UK.Rosebay Willowhe....
Mon Jul 15, 2019
Looking for activities to do with the family that are free and will occupy the kids, whilst also getting outdoors and away from the computer, TV and games console screens? We've go....
Tue May 28, 2019
The recent campaign by Sky News to reduce plastic waste highlights how important it is to to look after the planet and cut down on the amount of plastic we use and throw away.When ....
Sat Apr 6, 2019
Man made canals have only been in existence for around 200 years, but the challenges of crossing rivers has been there for very much longer.The humble brick canal bridge is a part ....
Tue Apr 10, 2018
Will the Proposed Daventry Canal Arm Ever Be Built?A 1.6 mile canal arm from Daventry to the Grand Union Canal near Daventry in Northamptonshire was given approval by the Daventry ....
Tue Aug 2, 2016
Our Waterways Have a Great Deal to Offer When it Comes to Entertainment and RelaxationIf you're at a loose end this summer holiday and are looking for something to entertain the wh....
Tue Jul 12, 2016
The story of Henry’s Tow Path Bench at Whilton LocksHenryGrantham was the last lock keeper at the Whilton and Buckby Flight of locks,near Whilton Marina on the Grand Union Ca....
Wed Jun 1, 2016
Looking Back At The Families Living& Working on The CanalLet’s have alook back at our inland waterways and discover more about the interestingpeople who lived and worked ....
Wed Aug 26, 2015
MOST WANTED – Destructive Foreign Species That Are DestroyingOur British WaterwaysThis is a list of the most wanted unwelcome visitors in theUK who have out stayed their visi....
Mon Aug 4, 2014
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 commission....
Tue Jul 22, 2014
The Grand Union CanalFactsThe Grand Union Canal is the longest canal in the UK at 286 miles long, and runs from London to Birmingham and it includes the 35 mile Nottingham Arm and ....
Tue Mar 4, 2014
Oxford CanalThe Oxford Canal is a particularly scenic canal which meanders through the rural and picturesque scenery of Oxfordshire, Northamptonshire and Warwickshire countryside. ....
Mon Feb 18, 2013
Whilton Marina is located on the Grand Union CanalFound just below lock 13 of the Buckby flight, near Daventry in Northamptonshire.  The Grand Union Canal stretches 137 miles ....