UK Canal maps Lots of information and
gives easy to follow rotes
The British Waterways Board details not only
the canels, but issues surrounding them as well.
European Canals It isn't just us who has
them and ifyou're considering venturing
a bit further, have a look here
UK Canal Holidays
A leisurely pace reliving bygone days
There are over 2,000 miles of waterways in Britain so you're never too far away from a chance of experiencing a holiday on water.All you need is the time - and knowledge of steering a boat, roping it up and sorting out the Locks.
The nicest thing about the Canals is that we are using a system which was built out of necessity and using using hard labour.
All Barges and Cruisers nowadays have full facilities and can sleep anywhere from just two of you or a family of ten.
The locks can soon be mastered and although it may occasionally seem a long chore, you are passing the time away generally relaxing, chatting with other 'seafarers' or down below preparing the next meal.
Forced to go at only 4mph, the miles of no locks are spent sunbathing, lounging about or taking note of the passing scenery along with it's varied nature.
At the end of the day (or during it) you moor up by one of many riverside Pubs and Restaurants or sit on the deck eating and supping away.
But it's not only for the quieter types. Many canals go through the centres of major cities like Manchester and Birmingham - so even a Night Club is possible.
If you've never tried one of these holidays before, give it a go. The British weather? So, what, just stop, sit inside and snooze.
“What makes a river so restful to people is that it doesn't have any doubt - it is sure to get where it is going, and it doesn't want to go anywhere else.”