Discover the top 5 reasons to consider a canal holiday for your next escape, from cruising the spectacular UK waterways, to enjoying vibrant towns & cities.
What could be more leisurely than exploring the UK’s peaceful inland canals at your own pace? A canal holiday on a narrowboat offers you the opportunity to forget the stresses of day-to-day life while enjoying spectacular scenery along the UK’s most scenic waterways.
On a canal holiday, every day is different, offering you the opportunity to explore a different location each day. And fun on a canal holiday isn’t just limited to your boat. Along the UK’s beautiful waterways, enjoy a host of fun-filled activities, from hikes across stunning countryside to delicious meals at the many pubs and restaurants peppered along the UK’s waterways.
Here are five reasons to try a canal boat holiday this year:
Canal holiday benefits
1 – A new adventure every day
Every day is a new adventure on a canal holiday as you leisurely explore the UK’s waterways. On a narrowboat, you have the freedom to set your itinerary and explore at your own pace. Some people like to cruise the waterways each day, mooring up at different spots each night. Other canal boat holidaymakers prefer to cruise at a more leisurely pace, spending a few days at each location, allowing plenty of time to explore the local area. And, with more than 4,000 miles of waterways to cruise, there’s always something new to discover.
2 – Unplugged family time
Canal holidays are a great way to enjoy family time. Kids especially love the novelty of a canal holiday, allowing them to enjoy a different type of trip from the norm. Additionally, navigating the canal waterways, driving the narrowboat, and operating the locks allow the entire family to work together as a team and learn new skills.
3 – Spectacular countryside, towns, & cities
The UK’s spectacular waterways allows narrowboats to traverse through picturesque countryside and vibrant towns and cities, giving you plenty to see and do during a canal holiday. Of course, during a canal holiday, there’s ample opportunity to enjoy some water-based fun, from kayaking to paddle-boarding. Or, for gourmands, why not tailor your canal holiday itinerary to enable you to enjoy sumptuous meals at a host of canal-side eateries? With so much to see and do, a canal holiday is limited only by your imagination.
4 – Comfortable accommodations on the water
Forget the narrowboats in times gone by – modern-day narrowboats offer comfortable accommodations on the water. Book a narrowboat with CLC World Holidays and enjoy all the comforts of a traditional hotel room. Each CLC Word narrowboat sleeps between four to six people and offer a range of amenities, including a convenient kitchen with grill, oven, microwave, and four-burner hob, as well as plenty of living space for family get-togethers. And, with CLC World cancellation, you can book with complete confidence in these uncertain times.
5 – Covid safe
A canal holiday offers the perfect getaway during these uncertain times providing a Covid safe environment for you to enjoy quality time with your loved ones. On your self-contained narrowboat, it’s easy to maintain social-distancing measures, unlike other water-based holiday options, such as cruise ships.
What other canal holiday benefits would you add to our guide? Let us know in the comments below, we’d love to hear from you!
By: Joanna Lewis