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Say hello to the cold months...
As the clocks go back, life on the canals changes pace. Falling leaves and swirling mist add a new sort of beauty to life on the water. It's also the time when selling properties and boats slows right down. Who would want to sell at this time of year? Well, maybe you do - if that's the case we are offering a 25% discount on all property and boat adverts until the warm weather returns. Just mention it when placing an advert - which will still be valid right into next year, until the property sells.
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If you have some pictures and an account of a canal journey you made this year, but don't have a blog to post it, just contact us and we will display it for you
Kennet and Avon Boat Recovered
This weekend, after a two week delay, the boat blocking Lock 10 just outside Bath was recovered. The operation did not, in the end, require a massive crane or vast amounts of pumps and flotation devices. "With tuppence for paper and strings", River Canal Rescue (RCR) covered over the water entry points, attached some thin ropes to key points of the boats structure and gently refilled the lock, using the ropes to reposition it as they did so. Within 2 hours (plus some hours planning the previous day) the boat was afloat and the lock open. It is now apparent that the lock could have been cleared the day after the disaster. Questions must now be asked of the C&RT as to why it was not.
Here's a sample featured property. Many more via: THIS LINK
Shropshire Union Canal
Ref no: 0075
NEW - SEPT Shropshire Union Canal Canalside property For Sale - - 3-bed character property for sale. Private moorings available to rear of house.
Here's some sample latest news. More news via: THIS LINK
Waterways hero wins special award from Prime Minister. The 23 year old man from Matlock has worked on over 500 miles of UK waterways restoration schemes and now leads canal ‘camps’ to help people build confidence and learn new skills.
Read more: Waterways hero wins special award
Here's our latest featured hostelry. Many more Pubs & Restaurants via: THIS LINK
The Dusty Miller, Wrenbury is a popular traditional country pub and restaurant right on the Llangollen Canal tow path
The Dusty Miller, Cholmondeley Road, Wrenbury,
Cheshire CW5 8HG
Tel: 01270 780537
Opening Hours: Monday - closed / Tues to Sun 12.00 - 23.00 ~
Food Served: Tues to Fri 12.00 - 15.00 & 17.30 - 21.00 / Sat and Sun All Day (Booking recommended)
Read more: The Dusty Miller, Wrenbury - Pub - Restaurant