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Cruising the canals of the UK

Nicholson Boating Guides to help you plan your
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Guide To The Waterways - Thames, Wey, Kennet & Avon.

Recommended by British Waterways, this newly researched guide gives complete coverage of the inland waterways network. Featuring 4-colour Ordnance Survey mapping, with facilities and towpaths clearly shown, and comprehensive navigational notes.

Navigational notes include: * planning a cruise, * using a lock and bridges, * winding holes, * boatyards and local services, * the history of each canal, * places of interest, * pubs and restaurants. Rival publications cover one canal or canal-ring only. Nicholson guides have logical groupings of waterways: all canals and recognised circular routes are contained within single editions. Newly restored canals also included. Practical spiral binding makes the guide easy-to-use.

A flap around the foredge clearly identifies the guide and provides for better display in retail outlets. Waterways covered in this guide -- Basingstoke Canal, Kennet & Avon Canal, River Thames, River Wey.

 

 

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Inland Waterways map of Great Britain.

The map companion to the Collins/Nicholson Waterways Guides, covering the entire network of canal and river navigations in England, Scotland and Wales, including newly restored/opened canals and rivers.

The map identifies: / narrow and broad canals; / navigable rivers; / tidal river navigations; / waterways under construction. Also: / contact telephone numbers and dimensions for each waterway; / internet links. Clear insets of the Birmingham Canal Navigations, Scottish inland waterways, the Norfolk Broads and the London area.

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