March 2023 issue
On the cover of the March issue... A pair of narrowboats share the burden on the Caen Hill lock flight on the western Kennet & Avon.See in online reader
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Hire-Boat Review: A Boutique Boat
Marbled White is a hire-boat designed to lure couples looking for a high-end experience afloat. But the company also builds private boats to a similar luxury specification. Mark Langley finds out more...
Foxes on the Caledonian Canal
On the final stage of his hire-boat exploration of the Scottish Highlands, Colin Dobson-Fox decides he likes it so much, he’s going to live there...
The Boaters' Strike of 1923
A rare example of ‘industrial action’ took place on the waterways 100 years ago when large parts of the network were brought to a standstill for three months
Western Kennet and Avon
Bristol, Bath, the awesome Caen Hill Flight and two stunning aqueducts – few waterways have as much star appeal, as James Francis Fox discovers...
The most northerly point on the connected network is the Tewitfield terminus of the Lancaster Canal. But boating beyond here is a tantalising prospect, as Tony Jones discovers...
Tales of Roving Traders
Around the Waterways
Over recent years boat-based businesses have become an integral part of canal life. And each one has a story to tell – as Howard Davies discovers
Hire-boating en France
If you’re planning a hire-boat holiday for 2023, why not consider hopping across the channel? James Francis Fox looks at the best cruising grounds in France
Beating the Burglars
Tony Jones looks at ways to avoid a break-in on your boat
James Francis Fox studies an aerial photograph of the remarkably well-preserved dock complex in Cheshire
A helping hand
Tony Jones describes how a large marina is assisting boating newbies