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April 2021 issue

On the April 2021 cover ... cruising through the centre of Lincoln on the River Witham

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All our Regular Features –

On the Cut

Place to go and things to do


Debate and opinions


New waterway publications

Waterways News 

All the latest from around the waterways

Boats & Pieces

New products for boatowners

Boating Forum

Your technical questions answered by our team of experts

Food for Thought

It’s the waterside eatery with no website, phone or takeaway service, but beloved by everyone from Keira Knightley to passing boat crews. Towpath’s co-owner Lori de Mori reflects on why the Regent’s Canal is central to its success, and how they’re giving back

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Narrowboat Number One

New Boat Review

An ‘off-the-peg’ 60-footer is the first offering of new Burton-on-Trent-based company Russell Narrowboats. Mark Langley took a look at it just hours before it was transported to its new owner

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Chancing an Arm

Waterway Businesses

Steve Vaughan relates how a derelict branch of the GU was restored to become an integral part of his boat training business

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Babies to Boats

Readers Boat

Melanie Franklin-Pryce swapped a career in the NHS for a chance to run her own hire-boat business. She describes the challenges of launching Tiller Girl in 2020

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WW Guide to the Fossdyke & Witham

The church towers of Lincoln and Boston crown a peaceful, relaxing cruise through the Lincolnshire countryside. Alison Alderton follows the route.

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A Slow Tip to Oxford

Explore the Oxford Canal

Continuous-cruiser Colin Dobson-Fox recalls the delights of spending four months on the south Oxford last year

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The Evolution of the Boat Toilet

Looking Back

From the bucket-and-chuck-it approach to today’s state-of-the-art incinerating units, WW explores advancements in onboard lavatories

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Foot and Louth

Restoration Walk

Lincolnshire’s 11-mile Louth Navigation was once an important trading route to the sea. On a pleasant walk along its towpath, Roger Butler contemplates its history and restoration plans

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Crash Landing on the L&L

Looking Back

Sarah Henshaw investigates the tragic WWII plane crash commemorated on the banks of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal near Skipton

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'It's Not a Contact Sport!'

Boating Advice

WW offers advice on canal collisions – and how to avoid them

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Last Word

The Gathering Storm

Storm Christoph caused mayhem in the North West in January. Jerry Marshall lives by the River Weaver and experienced the devastation first hand – and worries it’s a sign of things to come

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