There is nothing quite like a boating holiday on Britain’s Inland waterways. Total relaxation as you cruise through some of Britain’s finest countryside. But there is plenty of activity when you come to the locks.
Canal boat holidays and hire are peaceful enjoyable and friendly boating experiences. A holiday of contrasts, taken at a slow pace. The variety is endless, city, town, village and country, wide canal, narrow canal and river.
Two thousand miles of waterways, threading their way through some of Britain’s most beautiful and unspoiled countryside. These hidden routes offer a haven for wildlife and an insight into our industrial heritage.
A network of waterways taking you to the heart of major cities, with all the entertainment and leisure facilities that they provide.
If you have never taken a boating holiday before on the inland waterways of the UK, you will be amazed by the peace and beauty of it all. There are canals for you to explore in England, Wales and Scotland and we also feature the waterways of France.
Everything is very easy to learn and it takes only minutes to become adept at working the locks and steering the boat. It is fun for all of the family, young and old alike.
Most canals wind their way through idyllic countryside, hidden from the outside world, yet ultimately they connect the great cities as they were originally the arteries down which all major trade flowed.
Where to go?
We have given a flavour of what you can expect to find in some of the areas covered below. Please just select the links to read all about these regions.