November 1, 2019

On the 1st of August 2019, following 48-hours of unprecedented rainfall, the dam at Toddbrook Reservoir was in danger of bursting as the concrete spillway began collapsing under a torrent of floodwater.

Engineers, the armed forces, Police, Fire Service, Canal & River Tr...

October 26, 2019

In the second of our episodes exploring the Peak Forest Canal, we board Narrowboat Silver Fox and continue our journey heading from New Mills, through Furness Vale to Bugsworth Basin in the village of Buxworth.

Colin explains how we create these vlogs, and takes his new...

October 18, 2019

The first of three episodes following our narrowboat adventures on the Peak Forest Canal. 

In this episode we begin our journey by Benjamin Outram's towering Marple Aqueduct, standing in the shadow of the even taller railway viaduct. We climb the sixteen locks of the Ma...

October 4, 2019

Once again we find ourselves in Lancashire, moored just a few metres from the end of the Standedge Tunnel, ready to descend down the western side of the Pennines towards the outskirts of Manchester.

We're joined by Manchester-based YouTuber Martin Zero who helps us out...

September 27, 2019

Today we take Narrowboat Silver Fox deep under the Pennines through Standedge Tunnel. 

The longest, highest, deepest canal tunnel in the UK situated on the Huddersfield Narrow Canal, it links Marsden in West Yorkshire with Diggle in Greater Manchester, Lancashire. 

Colin...

September 20, 2019

We leave Shepley Bridge and make a sharp left turn at Cooper Bridge onto the Huddersfield Broad Canal. After an overnight stopover at Aspley Marina, we start our ascent towards Standedge Tunnel at Marsden on the Huddersfield Narrow Canal.

Passing through some beautiful...

September 14, 2019

We leave Castleford crossing the junction to take the Aire and Calder Navigation, towards Stanley Ferry where we cross the historic cast iron aqueduct and remember the 'Great Pumpout Disaster of 2004'. 

From there we follow the Calder and Hebble Navigation through Wakef...

September 6, 2019

They hold back thousands of gallons of water and control height on the canal network, but how are canal lock gates made? We took a visit to the Canal and River Trust's workshop at Stanley Ferry to find out.

August 30, 2019

After the eye-candy videography of the Yorkshire Dales and the Pennines, we bring narrowboat Silver Fox back into civilisation, making a brief visit to Leeds. We leave via Lock One and drop onto the Aire and Calder Navigation, passing Thwaite Mills, Lemonroyd Marina an...