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Last Chance to Book an Easter Canal Boat Holiday

We’re counting down the days now, until the hire boat season open. Cape Fox has had her bottom coated. Spring is a great time to visit and discover the wonder of WWT Welney Wetland Centre. Nearby is RSPB Fen Drayton Lakes, a complex of lakes and traditional riverside meadows. Explore and see ducks, swans, geese, terns, a variety of dragonflies and maybe even otters.Read more ›

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4-Night Break on the river Great Ouse.

On our Spring 4-night narrowboat break aboard Rural Fox we headed out onto the river Great Ouse.  Our first day after a cruise of 3 ½ hours and having negotiated the Marmont Priory lock we moored for the night inRead more ›

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4 Things You Don’t Expect on a Narrowboat Holiday

If you’ve been browsing the internet reading about narrowboats you probably think you have a good idea of what a narrowboat hire holiday is like. It’s just slowly drifting through narrow canals and English countryside with occasional stops at countryRead more ›

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Seven Surprising Differences We Discovered Cruising the Middle Levels

I used to run a traditional pair of hotel narrowboats, Snipe and Taurus with my husband. We had a lot of routes that were standard fare – we did them regularly, and knew them really well, but every summer weRead more ›

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