Updated 8th October 2018
There are many reasons to stay in the UK this summer and cruise the waterways through the great British countryside rather than going abroad.
1. Peace and Tranquillity
You can choose when and where to cruise and moor your boat (depending on availability of moorings). ...
Photo: Les Etheridge at IWA Canalway Cavalcade 2013 (photo by Julie Arnold, Waterway Images)Les Etheridge is IWA's National Chairman but first heard of the Association in 1976 and joined in 1982. As is the case with many inland waterway enthusiasts, it was Tom Rolt's book, Narrow Boat, that ...
2014 marks the centenery of the birth of one of IWA's founders, Robert Aickman. In the Spring 2014 issue of Waterways magazine, David Bolton takes a look back at this iconic figure. Robert Aickman devoted over 20 years of his life to working for IWA, although he had not travelled on a canal boat ...
This month we are catching up with our volunteers who were out in January on branch clean-ups and WRG weekend digs, have an autumn/ winter update from the River Gipping and take a look at IWA Lichfield Branch’s volunteering throughout 2013. First, we will begin with a look at what IWA ...
David McCarthy MBE, better know as Mr Mac, is a long standing Waterway Recovery Group (WRG) volunteer and one of the first WRG North West (WRG NW) volunteers. He is well known for his Paperchases, where he recruits volunteers to collect waste paper from the Crumpsall district of Manchester, ...