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Boaters Handbook

Guide to Boating

The Boaters Handbook, put together by the Environment Agency and the Canal & River Trust, has been designed to provide boaters with a wealth of information to help them enjoy a relaxing but safe cruise along our canal system.

Through this manual, you will be able to find all sorts of useful information such as navigation tips and an extensive section on how to operate canal locks safely, as well as much more.

Boater's Guide


Download The Boaters Handbook PDF
Get the 60 page guide to all things canal boating including locks, bridges, ropes and more.
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Download The Boaters Handbook Video
Watch this handy 25 minute video covering everything in the paperback handbook.
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For more information on our guide to boating handbook, get in touch with a member of our friendly team today here at ABC Boat Hire.