Narrowboats & Canals (DVD)
Featuring working, living ; holidaying on Britain's waterways
Working on the Canals
Follow this fascinating journey to discover what it was really like to work on the waterways of Britain. From the men who dug the canals and the great engineers responsible for their construction, through to the strong resourceful boatmen, find out how they all played their part in keeping the wheels of the Industrial Revolution turning. In more recent years the canals have regained their popularity, but this time with holidays afloat. An entire leisure and tourism industry has developed that has ensured the restoration and conservation of the waterways for everyone to enjoy, bringing a whole new meaning to the term Working on the Canals'.
Living on the Canals
Join this journey of discovery on the canals and rivers of Great Britain to enter an almost secret world that despite being so firmly rooted in the past is definitely set fair for the future. Packed with information for the would-be Liveaboards?, covering everything from costs and legal requirements through to the type of craft available, there's also plenty of opportunity to take to the water and enjoy the unspoiled beauty of the British countryside.
Whether you dream of living on a narrowboat or have simply wondered what it would be like to continuously cruise the waterways, this programme has something for everyone, offering an up-close and personal view of a very different way of life.
Holidaying on the Canals
A look at holidaying on the best of British waterways.
Travel into the heart of Britain's waterways and see for yourself why narrowboat holidays have enjoyed such a revival, as the stressed and strained from every walk of life search for peace and tranquillity, relaxation and escapism. Follow the course of a narrowboat holiday from planning through to confident navigation and lock operation. See the sights, walk the towpaths and take a peek into the secret treasures of the canals and rivers of Britain.
Running Time: 180 minutes
Release Date: 17/07/2017
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