2018 Plans

Plans are under way for the 2018 cruise. Pat has said she would like a year with mostly narrow locks; I have ancestry around the Burnley/Blackburn area so Leeds & Liverpool is a possibility; The IWA Festival 2018 is at St Neots. We do not anticipate being on the Nene so probably will not attend.

Pat is expecting to return to "Paws" on 24th March, and we plan to move off shortly thereafter. We intend to head generally towards Coventry and back, taking in the "Moira Cut" (Ashby Canal) which we have not visited before. We have decided to do (and made the booking for) an "Explorer Cruise" during the last week in May. These are run by the BCN Society  and take a small group round some of the less-frequented parts of the BCN, with talks and a tour of a CRT workshop. Before or after that, we may also visit other bits of the BCN we have not yet been to. We will then probably drop down the "21" and head north on the "Shroppie" (possibly as far as Chester). Thoughts then are to explore the River Weaver, then possibly head for Liverpool and possibly Lancaster - that is still open to discussion. The maroon line shows our possible range for the year.


Key to main waterway colours
dk green   narrow canal
dk orange   broad canal
dk blue   tidal river
lt blue   non-tidal river

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