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November 2021 issue

On the cover of the November issue... Glorious autumn sunshine on the Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal at Kidderminster Lock.

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Crick Boats on show

Crick Special

All the new craft on display at this summer’s event, including the Favourite Boat in Show winner

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Huddersfield Canals

WW Cruising Guide

With 74 locks and the UK’s longest canal tunnel, the Huddersfield Narrow provides one of the most exhilarating and arduous boating experiences on the system. James Francis Fox meets the challenge, and also boats its broad sister canal

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Crick Products Review

Rupert Smedley looks at the latest products and ideas from the show

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Half a century of carrying

Looking Back

The Narrow Boat Trust is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its formal establishment this year. Fabian Hiscock provides an account of its eventful story

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A Sleeping Giant

Explore Gloucester & Sharpness

Despite the rising popularity of canals, the broad waters of the Gloucester & Sharpness remain unexplored by many boaters. Tony Jones explains why a summer on the waterway is among his favourite boating experiences

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Less is more

Boating Advice

The WW team identify the supposedly ‘must-have’ boating items that they can happily cruise without

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Waterways from the sky

Waterways Photography

Colin Dobson-Fox provides more stunning aerial photos from his part extensive travels around the network

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Snapshots of working boats

Looking Back

Chris M. Jones looks at how the day-to-day life of boaters was explored in an illustrated magazine of 1939

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A swan-song cruise

Hire Boating

Due to advancing years, Adrian and Maz Wedgwood recently made the decision to give up boating. But not before one final hire-boat trip on the Caldon...

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A strange new world

Last Word

In an extract from his newly published book, Steve Haywood recalls his discovery of the waterways in the early 1970s

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