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Code: IM08
The long-running Inland Waterways of Great Britain is the only single volume to cover in fine detail all inland navigations in England, Wales and Scotland. This colourful new edition also gives full information on recently restored waterways and follows progress on others still under restoration. Individual maps and full details, including distance charts, for each waterway. An extended and updated section looks at waterways now lost to navigation, or possibly never finished, with map details for those who enjoy the challenge of searching out waterways history on the ground.

Code: AC93
Britain's rivers deserve to be better known. Teeming with wildlife, steeped in history, sporting bridges, docks and stunning architecture, not to mention supporting riverside pubs, waterways museums and a variety of places of interest, they are the country's essential arteries, connecting inland Britain with the sea. Covering Britain's best known tidal rivers (the Avon, Severn, Dee, Mersey and Thames), the picturesque rural ones (the Camel, Wye, Orwell and Crouch), the industrial rivers of the Medway, Tyne and Clyde, right down to the smallest and lesser known of Britain's tidal waterways, this is a fascinating and comprehensive guide, packed with maps, colour photographs and interesting facts about the lifeblood of our country.

Code: AC92
Before roads and rail, the industrial hubs of Great Britain were linked to the ports by a network of manmade waterways. These canals fell into disuse in the early part of the twentieth century, but in the last fifty years they have undergone a complete revival. These newly transformed waterways have become attractive destinations, and for newcomers to a city, walking its waterways will unlock famous highlights as well as hidden delights and that is just what this book does too.

Code: AC89
London boasts not only one of the most famous and awe-inspiring rivers of the world, but is also home to beautiful and majestic canals such as the Grand Union and Regents Canal - ever popular with tourists and increasingly sought-after by waterside residents. Tucked away in the city are also lesser-known (and in some cases completely hidden) waterways, which this book magically opens up for the reader. Rivers flow through shopping centres and across tube platforms as well as creating surprisingly rural settings within the capital. This visually stunning and often unexpected look at the iconic landscapes, beautiful scenery and secret places all around London's waterways is the first book of its kind. By the same author as the popular "Waterways Past and Present and The Thames: A Photographic Journey from Source to Sea", this book teems with fabulous photography and fascinating information, giving readers a unique insight into both well-loved and relatively unexplored aspects of London. With its stylish design, beautiful photography and quirky captions, this gorgeous coffee table book is the perfect gift for inland waterways enthusiasts, as well as tourists and Londoners.

Code: AC46
There are over 4000 miles of navigable waterways in Great Britain, with more in Ireland and Europe. Peaceful canals, bustling rivers, glorious lakes - there is something for everyone.

This book tells the reader all they need to know about how to get afloat - which boat to use, whether to hire or buy, how much it will cost, and where they can go. Boat handling and manoeuvring are covered in detail, along with maintenance and repair. There is a section on trailer boating for those who want to keep their boat at home, advice on living aboard for long periods, night time navigation and training.

Code: AC90
Anyone who admits to a sense of confusion when confronted with the bewildering array of European waterway signs, symbols, rules and regulations should find this book useful. The author demystifies this world for the visitor, thereby eliminating any problems that may arise. This second edition includes chapters for Americans considering cruising the European waterways and for Med-bound sailors.

Code: SH16
***From the publisher of the bestselling 'Bradshaw's Handbook 1863'*** After the success of its pioneering guidebooks to the railways of Great Britain, the Bradshaw enterprise continued its exploration of the nation's countryside and transport links in this companion to the waterways of England and Wales.

Code: GP27
A comprehensive directory of the inland waterways of Britain describing aspects of restoration, preservation and heritage with details of present day navigation authorities and canal societies. Includes detailed maps of 55 selected waterways at 1:350,000 locating related features of interest as well as general tourist information.

21 short strolls at 1:15,000 explore the industrial archaeology and early engineering, giving directions on how to get there. In addition, regional maps show complete coverage of the network highlighting waterways under restoration and alignments of abandoned navigations. Illustrated with photographs, old images and drawings. Full index of places and features of interest.

2nd edition

Code: NC10

List Price: £5.00 Now £3.95

This small book offers the reader an unique insight into the overlap between the commercial operation of the canals and that of pleasure boating. We should never underestimate or forget the contribution made by pioneer boat clubs and kindred volunteer groups in saving vital components of waterways' heritage.

The NCCC is one of the oldest canal cruising clubs in the country. Chapters include

  • Early days - memories of founder members.
  • Development of facilities
  • The fight to save the canal.
  • Rallies and conflict.
  • New premises
  • Changing times.

  • Code: WW35

    List Price: £6.99 Now £1.00

    Comprehensive coverage of the waterways of Britain, including hire fleets, boat builders, restoration schemes and addresses of a wide range of waterway addresses and contact points, plus a UK route-planning map of the waterways.