The Canals of Britain

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The Canals of Britain

Canals of Britain is a comprehensive and absorbing survey of the entire canal network of the British Isles - the first of its kind. It provides a fascinating insight into the linked up waterways as well as the isolated cuts and quiet waters which may not be fully navigable by larger craft. Infinitely varied, it passes picturesque open countryside, wild moorland, coastal harbours, historic industrial buildings, modern city centres, canalside public houses and abundant wildlife. Stuart Fisher looks at every aspect of the canals - their construction, rich history, stunning scenery, heritage, incredible engineering, impressive architecture and even their associated folklore, wildlife and art. Enticing photographs give a flavour of each place and places of interest close to the canals are included. For those who are keen to explore that little bit further, taking smaller boats to points beyond which others usually turn back, there is information on little-known parts of the system, offering a new insight into this country's unique, surprising and beautiful canal network. Attractive, inspiring and foremost a practical guide, this has proved popular with canal enthusiasts and boaters wanting to get the most out of Britain's canals. This second edition features new canals and more colour photographs.

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The Canals of Britain
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Stuart Fisher
Categories: Travel
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-09-22 - Publisher: A&C Black

Canals of Britain is a comprehensive and absorbing survey of the entire canal network of the British Isles - the first of its kind. It provides a fascinating insight into the linked up waterways as well as the isolated cuts and quiet waters which may not be fully navigable by
The Canal Guide
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Stuart Fisher
Categories: Travel
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-03-12 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

This attractive guidebook shows off just how rich our waterways heritage is. Picking out Britain's 50 most beautiful and interesting canals, Stuart Fisher gives a lively background to the history, wildlife, pubs and nearby attractions of each waterway. Each of the 50 chapters also features a map, colour photographs and
Great Railway Journeys: London to Sheffield
Language: en
Pages: 96
Authors: Roger Mason
Categories: Transportation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-07-15 - Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

This fascinating look at the journey from London to Sheffield by rail.
Tea Shop Walks in Leicestershire & Rutland
Language: en
Pages: 168
Authors: Paul A. Biggs, Sandra Biggs
Categories: Leicestershire (England)
Type: BOOK - Published: 1998 - Publisher: Sigma Press

This guide provides details of circular walk s ranging from 2 to 8 miles, which encompass a variety of te ashops including a windmill, a steam railway station, a stor e barn on a working farm and a 17th-century hall. '
Britain's Canals
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Anthony Burton, Derek Pratt
Categories: Travel
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-05-14 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Britain's Canals is a charming and insightful exploration into the amazing architecture and engineering wonders that surround Britain's inland waterways – from the awe-inspiring 30-lock flight on the Worcester and Birmingham Canal, to the delightful chocolate-box lock-keepers' cottages that line the cut of every canal, to masterpieces such as the