Text and photographs copyright of Jim Shead.
Top 100 Sites
See also Non UK Waterways and National Organisations
AquaQuero: A waterways directory and search engine for inland and coastal waters.
Boatr: A specialist search engine based on Google which aims to make it easier to find information about boats and the inland waterways.
Boats and Canals: A website related to the Boats and Canals of the World Forum
Boats and Canals Forum: An independent forum for canal, water and boat lovers.
Canal and River TV transmitters: A collaborative project to list TV transmitter information for each canal and river. Your input is welcomed.
Canal Cuttings: Information and features about canals and their usage - not just a Narrowboat Magazine. The website includes River and Inland Waterways information.
Canal Ecology: Set up by Jonathan Briggs, who has over 20 years experience of working on environmental and heritage issues on UK canal navigations.
Canal Humour by Larry: One canal cartoon.
Canal Search: Dedicated Search Engine For The Canals And Waterways Of The U.K.
Canal Walking: An online journal in words and photos documenting walks along various canals in the UK.
canalcuttings.co.uk: An online canal magazine with information for all users of the canal and inland waterways of the UK, flowing, tidal and idle.
Canalia: An online magazine dedicated to Britain's historic canals and waterways. Includes Clifton Cruisers boathire.
Chat Narrowboat: A new Narrowboat website where fellow narrowboaters can chat, share ideas, buy and sell and much more for FREE
Concept Boat Competition: An annual competition started in 2001 and run by the British Marine Federation in association with Royal Institution of Naval Architects.
Cutconnect: CutConnect is a new social networking portal dedicated solely to those using the inland waterways of the UK.
Diagonal Lock: Information about "The System & Method for Hydraulic Displacement", patented technology with multiple applications - the primary application being The Diagonal Lock.
Environment Agency: The main EA site but navigable waterways are only a small part of the EA's work.
Fairfield Control Systems: A company that has provided control and instrumentation services for the Falkirk Wheel, River Weaver Sluice Gates and Anderton Boat Lift.
Friends Afloat: The boaters' website which lets you stay in touch with friends and family wherever you are.
George's Canal Boating in UK and Europe: An introduction for those unfamiliar with the pleasures of canal and waterway cruising, as well as a resource for experienced boaters
Gongoozled: Connecting People Who Love Boating & The Inland Waterways
The Green Blue: Backed by the British Marine Federation and the Royal Yachting Association they are conducting research and providing advice, to help recreational boating go green.
Humber Barges Ltd: A new, innovative company offering an attractive, low cost, environmentally friendly alternative to road transport.
The Internet Marina: Boatyards, narrowboats, moorings & other services for the UK canals & inland waterways
James Brindley: The engineer born in 1716 and best known for his canals and waterways, many of which are still in use today
Just Canals: Aim to give you lots of helpful information related to Britain's inland waterways and rivers
Khayamanzi: The site of Andrew Edwards who lives on his narrowboat Khayamanzi.
Living on a narrowboat: A site packed with information connected with Residential boating.
Living On Boats: Information about living on houseboats or cruising boats in the UK.
Lock 92: A new site covering the Rochdale, Huddersfield Narrow and Ashton Canals.
Meander Walking Holidays: A range of self guided walking holidays which follow the waterways of England, Scotland and Wales. Bed and Breakfast accommodation is included.
Narrowboats and Canals Forum: Live Chat Room started in 2008.
Narrowboats.org: A site that is dedicated to the canals and narrow boats in the UK, offering a huge database of canal related information, including a canal planner.
Narrowboatworld: Narrowboats, canals, waterways, rivers, cruises, news, bandits, beginners, boatbuilding, boatsales, boathire, columns, gripes, societies.
The National Community Boats Association: Non profit organisations providing boating to the community.
Nick's Canal Route Planner: Amazing on-line route planning software. Just input the places and get a route with distances, lock and an outline map.
Northern Barges: River and Canal frieght operators.
Port of London Authority: Information about the authority and advice for river users.
Reed Boats Guide to the Waterways of the UK: Information on 32 of the UK canals and rivers. General descriptions on each, over 600 pictures, nearby places to visit, history of each canal and hundreds of links.
South Midland Water Transport Limited: Canal carrying past and present.
Stokie No 1: Details of this 1993 traditional working boat and its trade on the waterways.
Tuesday Night Club Official Web Site: A club with interests in canals, steam railways and beer. Their calendar includes an annual 3-6 week canal cruise.
The UK Inland Waterways Internet Guide: A commercial on-line directory.
UKCANALS.NET: General information on canals and on the U.K.Canals Web-Ring.
Unfair Marina Terms & Conditions: Does your Marina stop you selling your boat Privately or through a Broker of your choice? Make your views known to the Prime Minister through an online petition on the official site of the Prime Minister's Office
Up The Cut: Written for people who share an interest in the canals and in their history.
Waterscape: Waterscape is a commercial site for visitors on and by UK inland waterways and is a British Waterways company.
The Waterway Recovery Group - London Branch:
Waterways Directory.com: A directory of UK Inland Waterways related businesses, clubs, societies and organisations.
Waterways from the air: The site is building steadily as information is added.
Waterways Liaison Service On-line: Promoting the work of various waterway organisations.
The Wessex Waterways Network: The Thames, Wilts & Berks, Kennet & Avon, North Wilts, Somerset Coal, Thames & Severn, R. Severn, Stroudwater, Gloucester & Sharpness and Hereford & Gloucester navigations.
Links to other websites can also be seen in the following formats:-
Links by Category.
Links in Website Address (URL) order.
Links in Name Order.