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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: WW31
fourth completely revised and updated edition of the most comprehensive guide to owning a boat on Britain's inland waterways. Chapters discuss:
  • licences, mooring, finance, insurance and maintenance
  • buying second-hand boats
  • living afloat
  • equipment and systems on inland boats
  • engines, including vintage and outboard
  • comprehensive directory of inland waterway maintenance specialists

  • Code: WW18
    Narrowboat Planning provides ideas, inspiration and technical solutions for the design of accomodation in a canal boat. It will help you to plan a new boat or to modify and improve an existing layout.

    Packed with ideas for maximising the available space, including photographs to help you visualise how different solutions would look.


    Code: AU08

    30% off: Was £19.95 Now £14.00

    John Liley has been writing about canals for longer than most of us can remember. His ever popular Journeys of the Swan was published in 1971. John’s new book looks at the canals in Britain, and to a lesser extent France and the near-Continent, since he first discovered the Ashton Canal in 1953. There’s a wide look at various aspects of the fight to retain and restore canals, and at the official attempts to thwart that, of John’s meetings with Robert Aickman, and BW officials in the 1960s, and of his experiences as editor of Motor Boat and Yachting (which had quite a lot of canal content during his time, before Waterways World hit the newsstands in 1972). He also looks at his time sailing, and the French canals, where he currently operates an hotel boat. John’s topical observations are interesting, and sometimes wry and provoking

    Code: AC98

    30% off: Was £18.99 Now £13.30

    The book covers finding and buying a boat, the legalities of purchase, the different features and utilities, finding a mooring, boating health and safety, the cost of boating, boat maintenance, boating etiquette and many other frequently asked questions.

    Code: PE27
    The Canal Companions have been chugging along 'the cut' for over thirty five years; conveying facts and figures, insight and entertainment, wit and wisdom: from Diggle to Devizes, from Froghall to Foxton, from Cowroast to Cropredy. All manner of folk have been encouraged to explore the inland waterways using these guides, which have become as much a part of tradition as their subject matter Coverage: Grand Union Canal - Stoke Bruerne to Leicester; River Soar ; Erewash Canal; Trent Navigation - Derwent Mouth to Cromwell & River Nene - Northampton to Peterborough.

    Code: AU11

    30% off: Was £15.95 Now £11.20

    This book covers voyages around the canals in 1964/65, including a visit to Stratford upon Avon for the reopening of the Stratford Canal by HM the Queen Mother. It was first published in 1971 as a hardback, and was reissued in 1983 in softback form. This is a new edition in that the whole book has been reset, but it is exactly as written, save for a new foreword by the author.

    Code: WW33
    A beginner’s guide to different styles and sizes of boats; Information on how to buy a boat, essential equipment and running costs; Wide beam boats on test; Cruising guides to popular UK wide waterways; Outline guides for French, Irish and other European waterways.

    Code: WW36
    2019 Waterways World Annual with FREE route planning map Your complete guide to the waterways. Meticulously researched and updated by some of Britain's top waterways experts, this year's Annual contains comprehensive information on owning, buying and selling a boat; hire boat fleets; restoration; fitting out a narrowboat; boatyard services; moorings; surveyors & examiners. Plus the Canalmanac: the definitive guide to who does what on the inland waterways, and your free route planning map!

    Code: TM120

    List Price: £12.99 Now £4.95

    Sixty years ago, a small band of enthusiasts gathered together to form The Inland Waterways Association. They had witnessed the decline of the canal network and closure of parts of the system and all had decided to do something about it. From those early beginnings, The Inland Waterways Association grew into a group of 17,500 members, all dedicated to restoring and using Britain’s inland waterways.

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