A Wonderful Holiday

A UK Canal Boating Article

Category : General


You will be surprised and amazed at what Britain has to offer and there could be no better way to explore these than on a UK Canal Boating Holiday. What could be better than waking up in a new location and having the whole day to explore new and wonderful experiences?

On a UK Canal Boating Holiday you are your own tour guide and you have the freedom to decide what you want to explore and when. The difficulty will be picking one activity from the many on offer. You will be spoilt for choice with stretches of beautiful countryside, picturesque towns and villages, buildings of historical interest, feats of amazing engineering and waterside pubs and restaurants.

The canal boats are easy to use and we give full tuition on arrival, so don't worry if you haven't been on a canal boat before. We want to ensure that your UK Canal Boating Holiday is a great success and that is why we provide comprehensive training before we hand the canal boat over to you. We will take you through the canal boat explaining the internal workings and features. We will also demonstrate boat handling, daily maintenance checks and how to keep safe. You will soon have enough confidence to take charge of and will be under-way in no time at all to start to enjoy your canal boat holiday.

Your UK Canal Boating Holiday in very important to you and therefore very important to us and this is why keeping the canal boats in tip-top condition is our first priority. We will try to exceed all of your holiday expectations and therefore our boats are immaculately clean and have a high standard of fixtures and fittings. Outside they are all painted in their very own livery colours making them unique to us. Our canal boats are fully central heated throughout as they are available for booking all year round and they are well insulated making them cosy and warm. The engines are maintained and serviced by our own engineers and are smooth running diesel which make the canal boat easy to handle.

The fully fitted kitchen comes equipped with a gas oven with 4 ring hob and grill, an under counter fridge with a small freezer box. We provide all of your kitchen equipment including crockery, cutlery, pots and pans, and glasses we even provide a welcome pack which includes washing up liquid, cleaning cloths and tea towels The gas for cooking and heating is included in your holiday cost. In the lounge/dinning area there is a colour TV with DVD and CD player. There is plenty of comfortable seating with a dining table for those family meals. There are large windows throughout the boat giving you some wonderful views of the scenery as you pass by.

The bathroom is fitted with a sink and a shower and these both have hot and cold running water. The toilet/s are modern are flushing (the waste is held in tanks stored on the boat) and we even provide the loo rolls.

If you’ve never taken a UK Canal Boating Holiday before, a weekend break may be an ideal way to start. You can try out life on a canal boat for a couple of nights, attempt a lock or two and get a taste for the whole experience.

Swing BridgeBecause the canals and rivers once served the industrial towns and cities of the UK you will find that they pass by fine architecture and a wealth of historical treasures. The canals meander from peaceful stretches, through breathtaking countryside, to the hearts of the towns and cities. As you are travelling on your canal boat you will encounter locks, bridges, aqueducts, barge lifts and tunnels. You can moor up on the tow path side, free of charge – there's no pay and display or traffic wardens on a UK Canal Boating Holiday.

If you don't fancy using our fully equipped kitchen why not visit one of the delightful canal side pubs, or stroll into the villages that are dotted along the canals to sample some village pub fare. Whether you are looking for a romantic dinner for two or a pub lunch with family and friends there are a wealth of canal side pubs and restaurants to choose from.

Take the time to actually stand still and to look and listen will be amazed what you see and hear on a UK Canal Boating Holiday. The towpath is home to a huge variety of birds and animals and many rare species thrive in the safe haven that the canal bank provides. Marvel at the tranquillity as the swans glide pass your barge hoping for a tasty treat.

If you are environmentally conscientious then a UK Canal Boating Holiday is one with possibly one of the lightest carbon footprints. The leisurely pace of a narrow boat means that the amount of carbon given off is minimal. Our marinas are dotted across the country and are never too far from your front door. A UK Canal Boating Holiday will save you cash and will help to save the environment a perfect choice for the environmentally aware holidaymaker.



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