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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: AU15

    30% off: Was £24.95 Now £17.50

    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: 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: WW05
    A completely revised and updated third edition covers every aspect of fitting out a traditionally styled narrow boat. Covers purchase of the shell, DIY fit out, finding an engine, heat and electrics. Packed with useful information and with an additional chapter on maintenance.

    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: AU12

    30% off: Was £16.95 Now £11.90

    Only a few canal boatmen have ever written about their work and life, and Jack Roberts'(1894-1972) hitherto unpublished autobiography tells us about canal carrying over a century ago. It provides a unique and fascinating insight into the world of the fly-boatmen on the extensive Shropshire Union Canal system before, and until just after, the First World War. Fly-boats worked 24 hours a day to a timetable, with a change of crew, carrying all kinds of cargo, including perishable goods such as cheese. Jack Roberts wrote this book in the 1960s.

    Code: HC01

    30% off: Was £16.95 Now £11.90

    Exploring Britain’s most beautiful waterways. Discover a hidden countryside which is packed with wildlife along with industrial heritage. Regarded as the 'quickest way of slowing down', the canals and rivers of Britain evoke a bygone era when life moved at a more leisurely pace.

    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.

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