Ahead of their upcoming festival, we caught up with the Rickmansworth Canal Trust to talk about the importance of engaging young people in the future of our waterways
Another chance to delve into the history of our great British canal termini with a visit to Limehouse Basin in London
Seek out the red signs that honour Britain’s most remarkable pieces of waterway heritage – from art deco stations and historic ports to engine sheds.
Kittens fishing from the pontoon, canine companions and a python under the fridge: Peter Watts explores the practicalities of live aboard pets.
Immerse yourself in fascinating oral histories from the Waterways Archive, the national archive for the canal network, exploring the lives of everybody from coal carriers, salt traders and lock keepers to chance encounters on the towpath.
There’s more to old waterway songs than meets the ear. Delve into the stories behind these towpath ditties.
Join us as we share a pot of tea with Derek Keller, a retired carpenter who has collected a wealth of waterway tales over his years working on our canals
Delve into the stories behind historic watering holes built for leggers, horsemen, dockers, boaters and navvies
Step aboard the UK’s first solar-powered electric widebeam boat
Enter the spectacular world of solargraphy – the art of capturing the sun’s journey across the sky – on the Bridgwater & Taunton Canal