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Useful canal boating videos

A selection of useful videos to watch ahead of your canal boat holiday.

Watch these videos before going narrowboat cruising for the first time and get some tips on how to navigate our waterways safely during your canal boat holiday.

For more information visit

Boater's Handbook DVD - Canal & River Trust

Boater's Handbook Video Part 1 - Setting off

Boater's Handbook Video Part 2 - Handling the narrowboat

Boater's Handbook Video Part 3 - Locks

Boater's Handbook Video Part 4 - Bridges and tunnels

Sailing on a cloud with Matthew Gravelle and family

After starring in ITV'S hit whodunnit Broadchurch, Matthew Gravelle took his wife, Hinterland star Mali Harries, and kids on an Anglo Welsh canal boat holiday setting off from Trevor in North Wales. Here’s his review of their family narrowboating adventure, published in Wales View 2015:

Boaters Handbook Nederlands

Boaters Handbook Deutsche

Boaters Handbook Svenska


To book a canal boat holiday or break aboard any of Anglo Welsh’s narrowboat hire fleet, call our friendly booking team on 0117 304 1122.

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