Are you looking for something different, fun and relaxing way to spend your holiday this year? If you are, canal boating is your best option. It is very amusing to navigate on waterways.


Most of the people are hesitant to try canal boating getaways since they usually do not know much about boating. The truth is, a boating experience of any kind is not necessary at all in order to have fun with canal boats, in fact, the holiday company of the boat you hired is the one responsible for providing you the training that you will need.


1) How does a canal differ from a river?


In Britain, manmade waterways called Llangollen canal were made approximately 200 years ago during the industrial revolution. Since they are artificially made, they do not contain a current similar to a river, which makes them so much easier to navigate a boat. You must keep in mind though that some canals meet up with rivers, however, it is best to hold on to the canals if you are a first timer.


2) How does a canal lock work?


In going up or down of the canal, a canal lock is used. It has a very simple design that first time boaters are sometimes scared of, nevertheless, they can be learned easily. In order to be assured that you are in a place where the waters are enclosed, you will need to cruise into the lock and close the gates behind you. Opening the paddles that allows the water to flow freely into the lock will raise the water and the boat that you are riding on a higher level. Following these simple steps will open the top gates that enables you to cruise out. Check out this website at for more facts about boats.


You do not have to be puzzled right now if you still are since you will be given a thorough training on locks upon your arrival, and also, the boat owner will make sure that you fully understand the features of lock navigation before allowing you to cruise. A stair of multiple canal locks that permits you to go up and down the hillside of your canal boats is one of the most breath taking sights that you can experience.


3) Do canal boat map make use of a steering wheel?



A tiller is used in steering the rear of a canal boat as an alternative to a steering wheel. A tiller is just like a pole that is connected to the rudder. Pushing it to the left allows the boat to slowly turn to the right and vice versa.