Spring and summer are the seasons for canal boat holidays, and so many waterways will be filled with vibrant people in vibrant narrowboats who are looking for a unique way to explore the beauty of Great Britain.
A lot of the reasons why a narrowboat holiday works are similar to other types of holiday; they offer a great way to enjoy the sights and sounds of a city and a place to unwind and slow down the often rapid pace of life.
However, narrowboat breaks are in so many ways different from the average city break or caravan escape. Here are some of the biggest ways.
A Whole New World
One of the most obvious differences to people on the towpath but one that bears repeating for the uninitiated is that the canal routes open up a whole new array of activities, dining experiences and particularly social pubs.
Given that canal boats house recording studios and theatrical troupes, you see a completely different side of Britain, one that in quite a few ways is closer and more sociable as you have far more in common with other people in a pub if everyone is going to retire to their moored narrowboat.
A Cosy Moving Cottage
Canal boats are a traditional way of getting around, and whilst with a caravan you have to make so many sacrifices before, during and after your holiday, you can take your pets, and enjoy a comfortable moving space that also has Wi-Fi and other modern luxuries.
Learning New Skills
From setting up a mooring point to managing locks, you learn a lot very quickly when in a canal boat, and because of this every single day is a new and exciting experience to enjoy with memories that will last a lifetime.
It is a very active holiday where there is so much to get stuck into.