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February 2021 issue

On the February 2021 cover ... a narrowboat tackling the 15 lock Audlem flight on the Shropshire Union Canal

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All our Regular Features –

On the Cut

Place to go and things to do

Waterlines

Debate and opinions

Reviews 

New waterway publications

Waterways News 

All the latest from around the waterways

Boats & Pieces

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Boating Forum

Your technical questions answered by our team of experts

Lesser-spotted Hire Boats

Hire Boat Test

Owl and Coot are two hire-craft on the Mon & Brec that are very different from conventional holiday boats. Mark Langley takes a look

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Great Canal Jitters

Great Canal Journeys

Sheila Hancock and Gyles Brandreth tell WW about the pressure of stepping into Tim and Pru’s shoes on TV’s premier waterways travel show

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The Call of the Caldon

Caldon Canal

Adrian Wyles tells us why he is proud to have his home mooring on the Staffordshire waterway

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Weather or Not

Boating in the Rain

Sarah Henshaw asks if it’s possible to learn to love boating in the rain

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WW Guide to Cruising the Four Counties Ring

This endurinly popular cruising circuit has never lost its appeal. James Francis Fox explains why

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Summer Boating at Braunston

Looking Back

We take a close look at two views of working boats on the Grand Union Canal in 1959

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The Cycle-boat

Reader's Boat

Lewis Esposito describes the evolution of his unique two-berth, pedal-powered cabin cruiser

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Culinary Cruising

Cooking & Canals

Food writer and waterways campaigner Di Murrell shares a fantasy feast of the cooking and canals she’s spent her life exploring

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Self-made Man: James Smart of Chalford

Looking Back

Hugh Conway-Jones explores the early history and carrying activities of a well-known Thames & Severn Canal-based carrier

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Late Season Getaway

Hire-boat Holiday

Having had his Easter trip rescheduled due to lockdown, keen hirer Andy Waterfield finally set off for a week’s holiday on the Shroppie in October

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Cruising Essentials

From canine crew members to budget bolt-cutters, WW contributors tell us what they wouldn’t go boating without

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Solo to Staffordshire

Extensive Cruising

Leaving the Norfolk Broads, Dave Millward took his 31ft narrowboat onto the connected network for a 250 mile journey to the Caldon Canal

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Last Word

Tales of Whoa

Harry Hanson considers the hard life of a canal boat horse

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