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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: HC96
    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: 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: 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.

    Code: LC03

    30% off: Was £6.50 Now £4.55

    The sixth edition of this popular guide to one of the most picturesque canals in England. The introductory sections of the book contain a wealth of information on the history, engineering and ecology of the canal and guidance for users afloat, on foot or on bikes. Including details of the Ribble Link and the Glasson Branch, this book will take you from the lively City of Preston, through peaceful scenery to the historic City of Lancaster, on past magnificent vistas of Morecambe Bay and the Lakeland hills as far as the end of the navigable section at Tewitfield. The book continues along the route of the Northern Reaches all the way to Kendal. The clear and concise maps show amenities found en-route, including nearby places of interest, shops, services and, of course, pubs!

    Code: DA04

    List Price: £19.95 Now £2.95

    This is the full and definitive history of these vessels that one time were to be seen trading in their hundreds, not only on the Mersey, but also along the adjacent coastline and neighbouring inland waterways. The flats were the principal carriers, under sail along for generations, until supplemented and finally taken over by steam power and then the diesel engine. Many archive black & white photos and drawings by Edward Paget-Tomlinson are included.