What better way to take youngsters away for a while? Introduce them to the world of canals and the excitement of life afloat in fresh surroundings. There are a wide range of activities: navigation and route planning for the journey, steering a boat through the open countryside, working the locks and experiencing the tunnels, discovering a world rich in resources, learning to live together away from the home environment, shopping, cooking, encouraging teamwork and developing self esteem and respect for others. Local and natural history as well as canal architecture are added interests.
The boats are purpose-built, modern vessels and generally comprehensively equipped with kitchens, toilets and cabins providing berths. There are many places boats can be hired from, either with an accompanying skipper or self-steer.
The National Governing Body for narrow boating is:
Factsheets on narrow boating
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Rules on narrow boating
The following activity rules are relevant to this activity: