Monthly Archives: December 2012

From Meilhan to Agen along the French canals.

Taking a canal holiday in the South West of France can be very enjoyable. Our short break started at a small villiage named Meilhan sur Garonne near Bordeaux, in the Aquitaine region of France. The trip was along the Canal …

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3 nights on the Llangollen Canal.

When we arrived at the boat hirer, UK Boat Hire  and were shown around we realised we were following in celebrity foot steps.  Evidently, Harrison Ford and his girlfriend had spent a vacation on this very canal, a few years …

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Cruising on the Shannon.

Cruising on the Shannon is fairly easy as you only have eight locks on the whole stretch of the river. If you start off from Carrick-on-Shannon and go northwards and moor up alongside on the Lough Key. Once ashore you …

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Canal boat hire on the Leeds and Liverpool.

Taking a canal boat hire through the beautiful Yorkshire countryside along the Leeds and Liverpool canal is a wonderful way to relax.  Why not boat hire from Silsden Boats, a family run boat yard and cruise westward along the canal …

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Shropshire Union Canal – a short cruise.

A short cruise along the Shropshire Union Canal from Middlewich to Nantwich and back will take you about 3 nights. This is a delightful area of England with very few people living near the canal. It is a fairly narrow …

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Wroxham to Hickling – a cruise on the Norfolk Broads.

Wroxham is a lively village set on the River Bure and could be the starting point for your Norfolk Broads boating holiday. You could boat hire from Summercraft, based at Wroxham, with one of their well maintained comfortable cruisers. The …

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Canal cruises.

A canal cruise this summer could be exactly the type of holiday you and your family need.  With the recession still well and truely with us, less people are flying off to foreign destinations this year.  More people are choosing …

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Norfolk Broads – 9 out of 10.

A recent survey of holiday destinations showed that the Norfolk Broads were in the top 10 this year!  With less families going on holiday abroad in 2013, the Norfolk Broads is a great place to spend time with all the …

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Cruising the Worcester and Birmingham Canal.

Cruising the Worcester and Birmingham Canal on a canal boat hire from Brook Line Narrowboats is an ideal way to relax.  The narrowboats for hire are well equipped with all modern facilities.  Brook Line Narrowboats is a family owned company …

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What to take with you on a narrowboat holiday?

Once you have booked your narrowboat holiday you might be wondering what to take with you?  Well first find out what is included in the boat hire.  Most hire companies include bedding – duvets and sheets, but not towels.  So …

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