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18-05-2011 : RICKMANSWORTH CANAL FESTIVAL

The Rickmansworth Canal Festival is being held this weekend on the Grand Union Canal.

Attractions at the festival will include historic boats, working and pleasure boats, demonstrations, competitions, music, dance, poetry, a medieval living history display and wildlife talks.

The festival welcomes up to 50 stallholders every year, including many environmental organisations and trusts such as Groundwork and Friends of the Earth.

Visitors can also take time to browse the wares of the traders from the Canal Boats.

Explore The Grand Union Canal on your Canal Boat Holiday from Union Wharf in Market Harborough.

The Grand Union Canal is the longest, at 137 miles, in the canal system and links London to Birmingham.

Take your Canal Boat through the Foxton Locks then enjoy a pint at the Foxton Locks Inn.

Whist on your Canal Boat Holiday visit The National Waterways Museum at Stoke Bruerne.

On your Canal Boat Holiday moor in the lovely village of Braunston which is often referred to as the Heart of Englands waterways.

Situated on the tow path is The Stop House, where tolls were collected by the Grand Junction Canal Company from the Canal Boats that passed by.

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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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