I’ve got that Facebook feeling, you know the one. When you just pop over to Facebook for a minute and before you know it you’ve become intrigued by pictures and discussions and an hour has gone by…

Here are some of my favourite ways to connect with the boating world on Facebook.

Grand Union Boaters

Does what it says on the tin. A group of boaters based on the Grand Union chatting and sharing local advice and knowledge.

Continuous Cruisers

A group for people who live on boats and cruise, sometimes discussing the challenges and politics of the lifestyle choice.

South East Boaters

A page for like minded boater's who want to work positively together for the benefit of all boaters in the South East region. Most recently discussions have been around CRT’s proposal to make some changes to visitor mooring rules in the South East.

Get Afloat

This is a new group dedicated to hire boat holidays across the UK. Find recommended companies, look for the best deals, find the best routes. Safety tips and advice from professional people within the industry. They aim to feature a different hire company each week.

Boat Families

This is a little group I started myself as a place to share advice and knowledge relevant to parenting on board. This group is for families already living afloat. If you are looking for advice about moving aboard you may like our free eBook Living on a Boat: The Boatshed Guide (free).

Canal & River Trust Boating page

Damian Kemp is the Canal & River Trust's Boating Consultation and Communications Manager. He is on Facebook most weekdays to answer questions.

The Guild of Waterway Artists

The Guild is a collection of like-minded artists who have joined together to promote art about the waterways by exhibiting together and to offer each other mutual support and encouragement. I love to keep an eye on this page for all the beautiful paintings they share.

NCBA Community Boats

The National Community Boats Association supports and represents inland waterway community boating organisations. They share boating news, charity news and community news; and inspiring stories of what people are getting up to around the canal network. Give them a like and show your support.

Boatshed Grand Union

Of course this list wouldn’t be complete without our own cosy corner of Facebook. Come and join us to keep up with the latest news stories affecting canals and boaters, plus occasionally we feature boats that have been reduced in price, and enjoy sharing lovely photos of boats and waterways. Like us on on Facebook

Tip: If you scroll down the right hand side of our page you will see a box displaying what pages we like. Select ‘See All’ and you can choose which waterways organisations interest you.


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