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June 2022 issue

On the cover of the June issue... Cruising the Macclesfield Canal near Bollington.

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Boat Review

Bespoke narrowboat Gra is among the most luxurious and costly ever produced. Mark Langley examines its standards of build and specification

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A Grand Journey South

Explore - The Grand Union Canal

After two years on the waterways of northern England, Andrew Denny decided to seek his fortune in London. In the first part of his journey south, he heads from Braunston to Leighton Buzzard on the Grand Union

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Crick Boat Show Preview

Show Preview

Tony Jones provides a guide to Britain’s premier canal boat event

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Guide to the Macclesfield Canal

WW Guide to the Macclesfield Canal

Running from the edge of the Potteries to the hills of the Peak District, this spectacular waterway is fully deserving of its popularity. James Francis Fox cruises its length

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Waterways Products on the Market

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An Enduring Canal

Looking Back

On the 250th anniversary of its opening Andy Tidy explores the engineering and construction of the Staffs & Worcs

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The Erewash Canal

Explore: The Erewash Canal

Hoping to find another of the system’s best-kept secrets, Trevor Hebbard recently cruised the Erewash Canal over the course of a weekend

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Fitting Fenders

Boat Ownership

Following his visit to Tradline at Braunston, Tony Jones has provided much advice on rope and fender choice. Now he turns his attention to correctly fitting them

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Reader's Boat: Finding Happy Days

Reader's Boat

Lifelong petrolhead Martin Grimwood explains how 4mph is sometimes preferable to 120mph, and why a shared-ownership boat was a better choice than outright ownership

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Disabled Boating

Are the needs of disabled boaters being overlooked? Tom Chaplin shares his own experiences

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Mindfulness Afloat

Waterways Lifestyle

In just three years, Vanessa Thomas swapped a hectic, work-oriented lifestyle for one as a continuous-cruiser aboard narrowboat Alice Grace. Ffion Llwyd-Jones provides her story

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A Varied Career on the Waterways

Last Word

Hirer, boat-owner, hotel-boat operator, marina manager and boat broker – Barry Watson has had many roles on the inland waterways. He shares his eventful story

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