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Update on navigation licencing for Middle Level Waters

        Update on navigation licencing for Middle Level Waters Important Notice. The Navigation Advisory Committee have reviewed the position in relation to introduction of licences for Middle Level Waters which was due to take effect from 1stRead more ›

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Your Narrowboat Easter Holiday

  Spring time is not just about warmer days, daffodils and Easter eggs. For narrowboaters it means the start of the boating season, and on the Fenland waterways it’s time to untie our ropes and get back out there cruisingRead more ›

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Five Things You’ll Love About the Middle Levels

The Middle Level waterways are an unusual mixture of natural rivers and man-made canals in Cambridgeshire. When the Bedford Level area of the Fens was first drained in the 17th century, it created interconnected navigations that now link the RiverRead more ›

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The Middle Level Navigations – one boater’s view

Before reading this article further it is worth thinking back to 1984 when John Revell first visited the Middle Level Navigations.  In those days entry by boat to the system was restricted to boats of 49 feet in length because of theRead more ›

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Fenland Boaters’ Top Tips for Your Narrowboat Summer Holiday

If you’re planning a narrowboat summer holiday on the East Anglian waterways it’s fun to do a bit of online research before you go. There are a few Facebook groups dedicated to our local waterways such as Friends of theRead more ›

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Mooring customer John Revell talks of the Old Bedford river.

Waterways campaigner and IWA Peterborough Branch member John Revell talks about his latest campaigning trip on the local navigations. Lois and Roy Parker in their cruiser and Alastair and Jonathan Chambers and myself in my Fox narrowboat attempted to enterRead more ›

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The New Waterways That Narrowboaters Are Gonna Love

The Fens Waterways Link is something that’s going to really change boating for boaters around Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire. It’s the biggest waterway development project in Europe. The plan is to link Lincolnshire and the River Witham with Cambridgeshire and theRead more ›

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