Noticeboard Stories
  • Last year one of our members Thomas Loos, who lives in Ireland, took his family and his Wilderness Beaver to explore the waterways in the Mayenne and Brittany regions of France. This included a trip down the mighty Loire, the last […]

    Boating in France – a member’s story

    Last year one of our members Thomas Loos, who lives in Ireland, took his family and his Wilderness Beaver to explore the waterways in the Mayenne and Brittany regions of France. This included a trip down the mighty Loire, the last […]

  • Just to highlight some recent changes to the WBOC Internet presence. For a while we have had a Twitter account and most posts to the WBOC website have been tweeted about on there. However we now also have a Facebook […]

    WBOC gets more social

    Just to highlight some recent changes to the WBOC Internet presence. For a while we have had a Twitter account and most posts to the WBOC website have been tweeted about on there. However we now also have a Facebook […]

  • Over the May Day weekend seven Wilderness boats assembled at the designated spot and time for a lot of cruising, conversation and general fun together. The designated time was 7pm and the designated place being the Rock of Gibraltar near to […]

    Wilderness May Day weekend cruise – a report

    Over the May Day weekend seven Wilderness boats assembled at the designated spot and time for a lot of cruising, conversation and general fun together. The designated time was 7pm and the designated place being the Rock of Gibraltar near to […]

Slipways
  • On the Canal de Nivernais near Corbigny,  on the Auxerre side of the Baye summit, there is a newish slipway that has been built by VNF at the Chitry les Mines Port de Pleasance, It was used by Keith Waller […]

    Chitry les Mines

    On the Canal de Nivernais near Corbigny,  on the Auxerre side of the Baye summit, there is a newish slipway that has been built by VNF at the Chitry les Mines Port de Pleasance, It was used by Keith Waller […]

  • Just south of Briare there is a very good slipway at Chatillon sur Loire, on the Canal Lateral a la Loire, where they also have very secure storage. Contact is Natacha, who speaks English. Costs: (According to Keith Waller in […]

    Chatillon sur Loire

    Just south of Briare there is a very good slipway at Chatillon sur Loire, on the Canal Lateral a la Loire, where they also have very secure storage. Contact is Natacha, who speaks English. Costs: (According to Keith Waller in […]

  • A CRT slipway. The slipway is good but above the concrete slipway is a metre wide strip of grass and soil before you reach the roadway. This can make it very difficult, especially in wet weather or if other boats […]

    Botany Bay, Chorley

    A CRT slipway. The slipway is good but above the concrete slipway is a metre wide strip of grass and soil before you reach the roadway. This can make it very difficult, especially in wet weather or if other boats […]