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May 2020 issue

On the May 2020 cover ... A colourful boating scene near Upwell on the Well Creek navigation of the Middle Level.

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Continuous-Cruising Hybrid

Boat Review

Braidbar Boats' latest is a 61ft hybrid narrowboat built for permanent residential cruising

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Volunteering

The Offside Rule

The hardy volunteers tackling overgrown vegetation

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Hire-boat Holiday

French Connection

Hire-boating in the Camargue region

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WW Guide to Cruising the Middle Level

Exploring the Ouse-Nene Link and the numerous drains and dykes of the remote Fenland waterways

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History

Barnsley Aqueduct Burst

The 1911 breach captured in historic postcards

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Profile

Troubled Waters: Saving the Calder & Hebble

The fight to keep the northern navigation open

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Liveaboard Life

How much does it cost to live on a boat?

The surprising results from a year's spending diary

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Canal Collectables

Boat Antiques: Canal Literature

Collecting waterways engravings, maps and books

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Boating Advice

Tying the Knot

Three ways to secure your boat

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Waterways Architecture

Aqueducts of the Waterways

How they've evolved around the network

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Looking Back

Hell and High Water

Headline-hitting floods over the last 200 years

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Boat-owner's Advice

The Burning Question

What new legislation means for boat stove fuel

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Last Word

The Future of Canal Boat History

An uncertain future for canal history 

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