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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: AU15
This classic book on canal boat colour schemes by Edward Paget-Tomlinson was first published in 2004, but has not been available for some time. This new edition is a reprint in response to continuing requests for the book, but with a different set of images on the cover. Illustrated throughout with Edward's full colour paintings of boats, and many b/w photos. Size: 242mm x 176mm, 176 pages, paperback,

Code: AU10
Knots for the Cut is aimed at narrowboaters and cruiser owners the length and breadth of Britain’s unique canal system, and other perfectionists. According to the Inland Waterways Association, there are over 30,000 boats on Britain’s inland waterways. Most owners soon bond with their vessel and take a pride in doing things correctly, with historical authenticity and accuracy.

Code: AM01
Harley Crossley was a professional artist for over forty years. Painting in oils using knives, the range of his work included landscapes, ships, cars, traction engines and canals. In the 1960s Harley and his wife spent a month on a narrow boat cruising the canals and this was the beginning of a life-long passion for the waterways of England. During his life he explored much of the canal system by narrow boat and in a camper van, always with his easel and paints, capturing the boats and scenes around him. Harley was a popular exhibitor at the many waterways festivals across the canal network, always exciting interest as he demonstrated his talent by painting on his stand. This book compiles, and pays homage to, some of the best canal art of Harley Crossley - See more at: https://www.amberley-books.com/the-canals-of-harley-crossley.html#sthash.V2xlyfNl.dpuf

Code: AU09
"Historic Working Narrow Boats Today" contains over 590 colour photographs of 465 working boats as they are today. The book features more than half of the 830 boats known still to exist, and they range in age from about 50 to 175 years. There are brief historical notes on every boat. Almost all the superb photographs were taken by David Williams, one of the volunteers at Audlem Locks for about three years. He took the photos all over the country over the last few years.

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Code: AC98
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: WW31

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The 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: AC95
    The romantic dream of downsizing, giving up the ratrace, and living life at 4mph on the inland waterways is proving more and more attractive. But for tens of thousands of people it is not just a romantic dream but an actual lifestyle. Tony Jones is one of those people. He has lived aboard his 50ft narrowboat for over seven years and in this very practical book he documents what the liveaboard lifestyle is really like, focusing on the practical issues of day to day living for those who want to know what living on a boat actually entails, to see how to manage it for themselves.

    Code: HC98
    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. Waterways covered in this guide – Aire & Calder Navigation, Chesterfield Canal, River Derwent, Fossdyke & Witham Navigations, River Ouse, River Ure and Ripon Canal, Pocklington Canal, Selby Canal, Sheffield & South Yorkshire Navigation, River Trent, Grantham Canal. In print for over 40 years, the Collins/Nicholson guides to the waterways have always been a vital part of journeys along Britain’s canals and rivers and this new edition has been updated to show the newly opened Grantham Canal. The guides 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. • Navigation authorities and contact details.

    Code: AC96
    This is a guide to circling England using its inland waterways, by boat or on foot. Along the way we learn about our industrial heritage, how cities grew and thrived, as well as passing through spectacular landscapes and idyllic

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