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A blood red lake may sound like something from a horror film but in actual fact this natural phenomenon has occurred at a beauty spot in France.

The stunning scenes in Camargue, southern France, may look very dramatic but are actually thought to be caused by the high levels of salt within the water.

You may not see any red lakes on your Canal Boat Holiday but you will encounter some amazing and unusual sights.

Bridges are a very common sight on the canals and you will pass through a great many of these on your Canal Boat journey.

All of the bridges are numbered and this helps when you are looking at the maps and guides as it will show your exact location.

The tunnels were often dug by hand by a team of Navigators or navvies, the Navvies would begin digging at either end hoping that they would meet in the middle.

Built by Thomas Telfor and William Jessop The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct has a span of 1000 feet over the Dee Valley and towers at over 125 feet high.

This awe inspiring feat of engineering is now classified as a World Heritage Site putting it on a par with the Great Barrier Reef and the Statue of Liberty.

The recently restored Anderton Boat Lift is situated on the banks of The River Weaver.

This 60 feet high hydraulic lift system transports Narrow Boats from the Trent And Mersey Canal to The River Weaver.

At over 3 miles long The Standedge Tunnel on the Huddersfield Narrow Canal lays claim to the longest, deepest tunnel at 636 feet underground and also the highest at 643 feet above sea level tunnel on the canal system.

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The beautiful canals of England and Wales wind their way through a variety of interesting and distinctive locations offering you the chance to stop off and investigate further at a mooring of your choice or to simply continue cruising onto the next destination.
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