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A new year’s resolution…

The New Year is a brilliant time to set new resolutions. But let’s face it, life is continually full of goals – things to do, places to be, constant demands from friends and family alike.

It’s no wonder those good intentions tend to frizzle out not long after the champagne cork has been popped.

That’s why we at Black Prince Holidays say our simple resolution for the new year is to encourage everyone to allow time to recharge themselves.

Like the new gadgets you received from Santa, too much intense use will lead you to be become drained of energy. So what’s the best way to unplug yourself from stress and plug yourself into relaxation?

Enjoy the peace of the UK waterways

The power of the waterways is an obvious choice for a place to go to chill out.  Experience the peacefulness of the surroundings, the rustlings of wildlife, the community spirit.  Take time out to take the dog for a walk, sup a drink at a canal side pub or hire a canal boat for a relaxing break.

Don’t forget that resolving to do too much can lead to you missing out on what’s most important – ‘you time’.

Joys of a canal boat holiday

The UK’s canal and river network is a vast and beautiful network of waterways that winds its way through some of the most picturesque countryside in the country. It’s a great place to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and relax in peace and quiet.

There are many reasons why the UK canals are so good for relaxing. First, they are naturally calming. The gentle sound of the water flowing past, the birdsong, and the lush vegetation all combine to create a tranquil atmosphere.

Second, canals are relatively traffic-free. This means that you can enjoy the peace and quiet without being disturbed by cars, buses, or other noisy vehicles.

Third, canals are a great way to get exercise. The towpaths that run alongside the canals are perfect for walking, running or cycling. Or if you’re looking for a more leisurely way to relax, you can simply sit on the bank and enjoy the scenery and maybe enjoy a spot of fishing!

If you’re looking for a relaxing and rejuvenating getaway, the UK canals are the perfect place for you.

Here are some of the best canal routes in the UK for relaxation:

The Kennet & Avon Canal
The Grand Union Canal
The Llangollen Canal
The Trent & Mersey Canal
The Oxford Canal
The Bridgewater Canal

And why Black Prince holidays are good for getting away from it all?

  • Black Prince offer canal boat hire from nine locations across the UK, each location chosen for it’s easy access to picturesque routes and peaceful canals.
  • Black Prince boats are fully equipped, so you don’t have to worry about bringing anything with you.
  • We offer comprehensive training before you set off, so you can be confident in your ability to drive the boat.
  • They have a team of experienced staff who are on hand to help you with anything you need, with a 24 hour helpline.

Start planning your relaxing Black Prince canal getaway today! Check availability and book securely online or call our team on +44 (0)1527 575115, or email us at


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