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Waterways Guide 1 : Grand Union, Oxford and the South East.

Popular guide covering the canals and waterways between Birmingham and the River Medway. Colour Ordnance Survey(R) maps clearly show locks, towpaths and boating facilities. There are also comprehensive navigational notes as well as descriptions of the towns and villages, pubs and restaurants alongside the waterways. In print for 40 years, the Collins/Nicholson guides to the waterways have always been a vital part of journeys along Britain's canals and rivers.

They are designed for anyone and everyone with an interest in Britain's inland waterways -- from experienced boaters to those planning their first boat trip, as well as walkers, cyclists and visitors. The Ordnance Survey (R) Maps have added information showing: / Locks, bridges, tunnels, aqueducts, winding holes and towpaths. / Water points, sanitary stations, pump out facilities and refuse disposal. / Boatyards, pubs, restaurants and local shops. / Mile markers and milestones (distance in miles and number of locks to strategic points along the waterways).

Text includes: / The history and background to each canal. / Local services and places of interest, pubs and restaurants and NEW for this edition: postcodes added for each place. / Opportunities for walking and cycling. / NEW for this edition: notes on wildlife to be found along the waterways. Comprehensive navigational notes include: / Maximum dimensions and low bridges. / Mileages, advice and potential hazards. / Navigation authorities and contact details. Waterways covered in this guide -- Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation, Grand Union Canal, Lee & Stort Navigations, River Medway, Oxford Canal, River Thames.

Waterways Guide 2 : Severn, Avon & Birmingham.

This guide to the waterways of the Severn, Avon and Birmingham area features four-colour Ordnance Survey mapping, with facilities and towpaths clearly shown, and comprehensive navigational notes. Newly restored/opened canals and rivers are included. The navigational notes contain information on: planning a cruise, using a lock and bridges, winding holes, boatyards and local services.

The notes also cover: the history of each canal, places of interest, pubs and restaurants and opportunities for walking and cycling. The waterways covered in this guide are: River Avon, Birmingham Canal Navigations, Droitwich Barge and Droitwich Junction Canal, Gloucester and Sharpness Canal and the River Severn, Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal, Stourbridge and Dudley Canals, Stratford-on-Avon Canal and Worcester and Birmingham Canal.

Waterways Guide 3 : Birmingham & the Heart of England.

Popular guide covering the canals and waterways around Birmingham and central England. Colour Ordnance Survey(R) maps clearly show locks, towpaths and boating facilities. There are also comprehensive navigational notes as well as descriptions of the towns and villages, pubs and restaurants alongside the waterways. In print for over 30 years, the Collins/Nicholson guides to the waterways have always been a vital part of journeys along Britain's canals and rivers. They are designed for anyone and everyone with an interest in Britain's inland waterways -- from experienced boaters to those planning their first boat trip, as well as walkers, cyclists and visitors.

The Ordnance Survey (R) Maps have added information showing: / Locks, bridges, tunnels, aqueducts, winding holes and towpaths. / Water points, sanitary stations, pump out facilities and refuse disposal. / Boatyards, pubs, restaurants and local shops. / Mile markers and milestones (distance in miles and number of locks to strategic points along the waterways).

Text includes: / The history and background to each canal. / Local services and places of interest, pubs and restaurants and NEW for this edition: postcodes added for each place. / Opportunities for walking and cycling. / NEW for this edition: notes on wildlife to be found along the waterways. Comprehensive navigational notes include: / Maximum dimensions and low bridges. / Mileages, advice and potential hazards. / Navigation authorities and contact details. Waterways covered in this guide -- Ashby Canal, Birmingham Canal Navigations (Main Line), Birmingham & Faxeley Canal, Coventry Canal, Erewash Canal, Grand Union Canal (Main Line, Leicester Section and the River Soar), Oxford Canal, Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal, Stratford-on-Avon Canal, Worcester and Birmingham Canal, Trent & Mersey Canal.

Waterways Guide 4 : Four Counties & the Welsh Canals.

Popular guide covering the canals and waterways in Wales and to the south of Liverpool. Colour Ordnance Survey(R) maps clearly show locks, towpaths and boating facilities. There are also comprehensive navigational notes as well as descriptions of the towns and villages, pubs and restaurants alongside the waterways. In print for over 30 years, the Collins/Nicholson guides to the waterways have always been a vital part of journeys along Britain's canals and rivers.

They are designed for anyone and everyone with an interest in Britain's inland waterways -- from experienced boaters to those planning their first boat trip, as well as walkers, cyclists and visitors. The Ordnance Survey (R) Maps have added information showing: / Locks, bridges, tunnels, aqueducts, winding holes and towpaths. / Water points, sanitary stations, pump out facilities and refuse disposal. / Boatyards, pubs, restaurants and local shops. / Mile markers and milestones (distance in miles and number of locks to strategic points along the waterways).

Text includes: / The history and background to each canal. / Local services and places of interest, pubs and restaurants and NEW for this edition: postcodes added for each place. / Opportunities for walking and cycling. / NEW for this edition: notes on wildlife to be found along the waterways. Comprehensive navigational notes include: / Maximum dimensions and low bridges. / Mileages, advice and potential hazards. / Navigation authorities and contact details. Waterways covered in this guide -- Caldon and Leek Canals, Llangollen Canal, Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal, Neath & Tennant and Swansea Canals, Montgomery Canal, Shropshire Union Canal, Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal, Trent & Mersey Canal, River Weaver.

Waterways Guide 5 : North West and The Pennines

Popular guide covering the canals and waterways in the north west of England around Merseyside and Manchester. Colour Ordnance Survey® maps clearly show locks, towpaths and boating facilities. There are also comprehensive navigational notes as well as descriptions of the towns and villages, pubs and restaurants alongside the waterways.

In print for over 30 years, the Collins/Nicholson guides to the waterways have always been a vital part of journeys along Britain’s canals and rivers. They are designed for anyone and everyone with an interest in Britain’s inland waterways – from experienced boaters to those planning their first boat trip, as well as walkers, cyclists and visitors.

Waterways Guide 6 : Nottingham, York & The North East

Popular guide covering the canals and waterways between York and the River Trent south of Nottingham. Colour Ordnance Survey® maps clearly show locks, towpaths and boating facilities. There are also comprehensive navigational notes as well as descriptions of the towns and villages, pubs and restaurants alongside the waterways.

In print for over 30 years, the Collins/Nicholson guides to the waterways have always been a vital part of journeys along Britain’s canals and rivers. They are designed for anyone and everyone with an interest in Britain’s inland waterways – from experienced boaters to those planning their first boat trip, as well as walkers, cyclists and visitors.

Waterways Guide 7 : River Thames and The Southern Waterways

Popular guide covering the canals and waterways between Exeter and the River Thames. Colour Ordnance Survey® maps clearly show locks, towpaths and boating facilities. There are also comprehensive navigational notes as well as descriptions of the towns and villages, pubs and restaurants alongside the waterways.

In print for over 30 years, the Collins/Nicholson guides to the waterways have always been a vital part of journeys along Britain’s canals and rivers. They are designed for anyone and everyone with an interest in Britain’s inland waterways – from experienced boaters to those planning their first boat trip, as well as walkers, cyclists and visitors.

Customer Testimonial

Just had a wonderful 3 days on the Coventry canal. Never done it before but Chris made it so simple. Thank you for such a friendly, efficient and comprehensive service. Couldn't have been better. Cheers Chris T-R

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