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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.

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Foxes on the Caledonian Canal

Hire-Boat Holiday

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...

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The Boaters' Strike of 1923

Looking Back

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

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Western Kennet and Avon

WW Guide

Bristol, Bath, the awesome Caen Hill Flight and two stunning aqueducts – few waterways have as much star appeal, as James Francis Fox discovers...

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Northern Star

Waterways Restoration

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...

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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

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Hire-boating en France

Hire-Boating Overseas

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

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Beating the Burglars

Boating Ownership

Tony Jones looks at ways to avoid a break-in on your boat

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Ellesmere Port

Waterways Hotspot

James Francis Fox studies an aerial photograph of the remarkably well-preserved dock complex in Cheshire

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A helping hand

Last Word

Tony Jones describes how a large marina is assisting boating newbies

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