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February 2020 issue

On the February 2020 cover ... Review narrowboat Shallowford cruising the Llangollen Canal near Burland Bridge, by Mark Langley.

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On the Cut

Places to go and things to do on the waterways

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Boat Review

Space-saving Design

A 50ft narrowboat with the layout of a typical 57-footer

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Looking Back

Farmers Bridge: Past and Present

Comparing 1970s and contemporary views of Birmingham’s canals

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WW Guide to Cruising the Aire & Calder Navigation

Canalside developments in Leeds and intervals of awe-inspiring scenery offer plenty of rewards for boaters on this wide Yorkshire waterway

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Reader's Boat

A Canuck on the Cut

The Canadian who travelled 5,000 miles to buy a boat on the UK’s canals

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Canal Case Hangs by a Thread

Re-examining evidence in the 180-year-old Christina Collins murder trial

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The Daily Canute

Commuting to work on a kayak

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Boat-Owner's Advice

Keeping on Prop of it

Tips for tackling the weedhatch

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Peaky Blinder

An extended cruise along the Peak Forest Canal

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Don the Right Way

Celebrating 50 years of Strawberry Island Boat Club on the River Don

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Trouble in the Tunnel

A 58-hour standoff on the Herefordshire & Gloucestershire Canal

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Boat-Owner Advice

Heat Pump Systems

Exploring an alternative to central heating and boat stoves

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Last Word

Keeping up with the Joneses

Legendary trip-boat operator Peter Jones on two decades of plying Pontcysyllte Aqueduc

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