Learn about life afloat the easy way

Life on a narrowboat can be as peaceful as it is idyllic BUT you need to understand the pros, cons, highs, lows, and day to day logistics in living on England's inland waterways. Let me help you find out all you need to know before you commit to what could be a very expensive mistake.

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White Bear Marina

Linked to over 2000 miles of inland waterways the marina attracts many visitors from all walks of life including Cyclists, Anglers, Walkers, and Boat Owners. Located just a few miles from both the M6 (J27) and M61 (J6).

The Marina boasts a choice of facilities including new and used boat sales, over 100 moorings, a large chandlery shop and the superb marina cafe. Whether it’s fun and excitement, industrial heritage or spectacular scenery you’re looking for the marina will provide a gateway to them all.


We also have 10 fully services touring caravan pitches. The idea stopping off point if heading north the the Lake District or Scotland. Whether you’re a boat owner or just keen to find out more, you’ll enjoy a warm and friendly welcome, White Bear Marina provides the perfect choice of facilities and convenience.

The Leeds & Liverpool Canal’s unique charm reflects the beautiful countryside, towns and villages along its bank and makes it an attractive route for narrowboats, walkers, cyclists and anglers.

White Bear Marina

White Bear Marina

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Paul Smith

After six and a half years living on a narrowboat on England's inland waterways, Paul and his wife Cynthia wandered Europe by motorhome during the winter, and on the Dutch and French waterways in the warmer months on their 35' Dutch motor cruiser. However, the pull of England's muddy ditches proved too much for them. Now they're back where they belong, constantly stuck in mud in a beautiful traditional narrowboat.

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