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Five reasons why you should get training...

Five reasons why you should get training...

27 August 2013

TAKING a stroll along a riverbank or towpath is a great way to get into the great outdoors, but what about getting out on the water yourself and taking the views in from a different perspective?

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Towpath Treasures: Gloucester Docks

Towpath Treasures: Gloucester Docks

27 August 2013.

THE Romans were wise enough to pick Gloucester as a garrison to guard the River Severn; and as the river grew to become an important trade route, Elizabeth I granted Gloucester port status in 1580. But the River Severn played vicious games with vessels that struggled inland, with unpredictable sands and volatile tide levels.

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Tees Wheelyboat Club

Tees Wheelyboat Club

31 July 2013.

The Tees Wheelyboats Club (a local charitable organisation) was set up in 2010 to give mobility impaired members of the public of any age,  access to motorised boating. The Wheelyboat is suitable for all people who make use of a wheelchair and who may be accompanied by a carer, family or friends to ensure their individual enjoyment can be shared.

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The Wet Web: August 2013

26 July 2013.

Helen Gazeley’s online findings this month range from a boating book and blog to a webcam and windlass.

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Towpath Treasures: Stourport Basins

Towpath Treasures: Stourport Basins

26 July 2013.

STOURPORT-on-Severn is the only town in Britain that was built solely for the canals. It has evolved into a unique location today, embodying a distinct travelling ethos.

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Towpath Treasures: Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

Towpath Treasures: Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

4 July 2013.

Pontcysyllte Aqueduct – showpiece of Britain’s canals and a World Heritage Site

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The Wet Web: July 2013

The Wet Web: July 2013

4 July 2013.

Helen Gazeley cruises around some club sites as well as taking a peek at our new Trader page.

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Towpath Treasures: Neptune's Staircase

Towpath Treasures: Neptune's Staircase

31 May 2013.

THE Roman god of the sea bellows over the Caledonian Canal from Neptune’s Staircase – Scotland’s spectacular staircase flight of eight locks. Neptune’s Staircase was built to allow ocean-going vessels to take giant steps, up a rise of 64ft, from the west side of Scotland, and to be carried inland by canal, leaving the sea behind.

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The Wet Web: June 2013

The Wet Web: June 2013

31 May 2013.

Helen Gazeley looks ahead to the holiday season

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Towpath Treasures: Braunston village

Towpath Treasures: Braunston village

25 April 2013.

BRITAIN’S canals link city to city, meandering through open green countryside in between. The roving networks create a linear floating village where people connect and nod hello. Canals are all about travel, and relationships (by necessity) are formed quickly with passing strangers. Sometimes canal hubs develop with static clusters of boats and buildings that spread out on the canalside. Braunston is a canal village huddled in the best countryside of Northamptonshire.

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