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canalsonline magazine

the online magazine for the inland waterways

Whether you are an aspiring boater, a part-time enthusiast, live aboard permanent cruiser, holiday maker, towpath user, or someone who simply lives or works beside our inland waterways, you have come to the right place.

CanalsOnline Magazine is written and published for you!

Within our constantly updated content you will always find gallons of stuff to keep you occupied, informed and entertained, with useful information to answer your questions and special features of interest to stir your imagination!

products & services

two separate resources… all in one place!

We've created two separate resources to make finding the lifestyle products or services you require as intuitive and effortless as possible. Browse a huge range of products and accessories for your narrowboat, wide beam, Dutch barge or cruiser. Plus those elusive and very specialist services you need to help keep your vessel in tip top condition. And don't forget, if you enjoy particularly good service from a waterways company or individual, please let us know.

a waterways guide

to every navigable canal and river in the uk

You will find every navigable canal & river in the UK listed here, each with its own detailed guide. Organised by region and waterway system for ease of use, this invaluable resource is perfect for holiday boaters and seasoned cruisers alike.

Find the nearest bank, eatery, pub, supermarket, Post Office, or any other facility you may ever need, all within easy reach of the cut and recommended for inclusion by fellow boaters.

features & editorial

for your interest & entertainment

Read a wealth of articles written by professionals and guest contributors on many aspects of waterway life.

Our Editorial Section consists of contributions by a wide diversity of authors, from teenagers too octogenarians, all connected in some way with our waterways. You will find entertaining and informative articles on just about anything  - including glimpses into the history of canals and boating, cooking on board, boating electrics, and all aspects of life on board.

Our Features Section contains current and archived material provided by specialist companies and is full of technical information and guides to choosing or buying specific merchandise. Plus glimpses into the faces behind the companies offering products and services to the boating community.

And if you feel like taking the plunge and writing an article yourself, don't hesitate to contact us.

narrowboat holidays

narrowboat holidays

Take a real break and cruise the inland waterways and rivers of the UK. With a narrowboat holiday, you will experience a part of the past, roving through our industrial heritage and finding places you never knew existed. Navigating your way through our waterways is a true adventure, enabling you to learn new disciplines and embrace a completely different way of life. We feature some of the best hire fleet companies with the experience and commitment in making your holiday afloat one that you will remember for a long, long time.

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a social group for anyone interested in our inland waterways

Why not join our Facebook group [faceboat] to share your interests and experiences, ask questions and offer advice to other members. Upload photos and comments, chat and connect with other like-minded people across the UK, and beyond.

featured in this edition...

enter our free prize draw

Win this fabulous prize and make your barbeques a roaring success with our giveaway Cobb BBQ/Oven. Cooks full chickens and joints to perfection.

featured roving canal trader

Barge-Inn Booze started as an idea about six years ago. The idea came to me as I was sitting on the 'Oatcake Boat'. Then all the planning came in to place.

author of the season

John Skull and his wife Biene lived on their narrowboat ‘Speakeasy’ for two years. During this time John kept an illustrated journal which he has published and is now available on Amazon.

cooking on the cut

Lisa Munday joins our band of contributors to bring you exciting and mouth watering recipes along with some useful hints and tips for your galley.

the wooden boat society

Chris Leah talks about the work of the WCBS who restore old wooden canal boats, giving them a new role and purpose in the life of the waterways.

new canal game

Argy Bargey is a new board game where you compete to create your own canal empire. Each player must complete routes between towns and cities, competing against each other.

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