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INLAND WATERWAYS AND CANAL BOATS. Page one.


  • Waterway Routes Through France
  • Through the French Canals
  • Cruising the Inland Waterways of France & Belgium
  • Inland Waterways of France. 8th Edition
  • The Canal Du Midi
  • Map of the Inland Waterways of France
  • Cruising French Waterways
  • Inland Waterways of Great Britain
  • Map of the Inland Waterways of Great Britain
  • Canals of Britain
  • The Canal Guide
  • Waterways - Past & Present
  • Urban Waterways
  • Narrowboat Guide
  • The Liveaboard Guide
  • Water Ways
  • Afloat

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    WATERWAY ROUTES THROUGH FRANCE.
    By Jane Cumberlidge, 183mm x 247mm, foldout map.
    This pictorial map is an ideal single source of practical information for boats passing from the English Channel to the Mediterranean through the French canal system. It covers the Seine to Paris and the popular routes from Calais and Dunkerque through central France to the Rhone.
    Broken into clear geographical areas, the mapping is annotated with text which describes each route, provides vital canal dimensions and distances and shows long-stay mooring places. The commentary is illustrated with colour photographs and highlights some of the places to visit and interesting features en route. This map also provides the essential information to the Mediterranean, choice of routes, overwintering locations, cruising in winter, regulations, useful equipment and organising the cruise.

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    THROUGH THE FRENCH CANALS, 13TH Edition.
    By David Jefferson, Pbk, 0.62 kgs, 148mm x 210mm, 320 pages, full colour photographs, line drawings and plans.
    Through the French Canals has probably tempted more people to explore the beautiful waterways of France than any other publication. Now in its 13th edition, this essential guide includes comprehensive and practical information on local facilities, distances, heights and depths, interspersed with inspiring photographs from over fifty routes. It is a 'must' for anyone planning a cruise on the French waterways or on passage from the English Channel or Atlantic to the Mediterranean.
  • Over 50 routes fully described and illustrated, with positions of locks, towns and villages.
  • Details of fuel availability.
  • Current VNF licence fees.
  • Through routes from the English Channel and Atlantic to the Mediterranean plus distances.
  • Suitable boats for the canals.
  • Dimensions of locks, with revised operating times.
  • Bridge heights and canal depths.
  • Waterway signals.
  • Cost of living, shopping and stores, now including wines of the region.
  • Over 900haltes and ports de plaisance.
  • Port plans for Paris, Dunkerque and Strasbourg.
  • French vocabularies.

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    CRUISING THE INLAND WATERWAYS OF FRANCE & BELGIUM.
    Ed.by Margaret Harwood, Brenda Davidson and Roger Edgar. Paperback, 0.39kg, 185 pages, 190mm x 245mm, Black & White illustrations. 20th Edition. Published 2017.
    Providing the most up-to-date information available and covers almost 10,000 kilometres of interconnectied navigable rivers and canals. Produced as a supplement to the commercial maps and charts, which are not reprinted that often.

    From the wide open plains in the North, via majestic rivers, deep valleys and mountain ranges, the canals and waterways offer inland routes from the seas of Northern Europe to the Mediterranean. For gentle crusing the network provides a choice of scenic circular routes, via peaceful countryside, areas steeped in history and moorings in the heart of great cities.

    This 20th edition has been thoroughly revised and updated, containing a wealth of practical information to help you plan the trip - licences, equipment, supplies and lock operation. Specific information on Ports and facilities, repairers and transport with telephone numbers and websites, plus a comprehensive listing of sources of further information.

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    INLAND WATERWAYS OF FRANCE. 8th Edition
    By David Edwards-May. Hbk, 1.30kg, 215mm x 302mm, 252 pages, colour photographs and drawings.
    Inland Waterways of France has been the standard reference on the French canals and rivers for nearly fifty years. The original author, E.E.Benest, established the familiar presentation in which a description of each waterway was supported by a table of distances.
    For this latest edition, David Edwards-May has investigated the many developments that have taken place during the last ten years, to add to his detailed overview of the extraordinarily diverse system of navigable rivers and canals.

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    THE CANAL DU MIDI A Cruiser's Guide
    By Bernd-Wilfried Kiessler. Pbk, 120mm x 220mm, 144 pages, full colour photographs and maps.
    The Canal du Midi is probably the most popular canal in France. And no wonder - it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, one of the greatest engineering achievements of the modern age, and boasts 220 miles of gorgeous countryside and stunning architecture. From picturesque villages to soaring aquaducts, characteristic oval locks and beautiful landscapes, the canal also links the Bay of Biscay to the Mediterranean, saving boaters the long and arduous trip around Portugal and Spain.

    This handy-sized guidebook has all the technical information that boaters need to navigate the canal, and gives a flavour of the history, places of interest, delightful mooring places to relax in and ineteresting backwaters to explore.

  • It covers the entire Canal du Midi including the adjacent rivers and canals.
  • Detailed maps show towns, villages, locks, bridges and marinas.
  • Useful cruising tips and advice.
  • Enticing colour photographs portray attractive waterside vistas, local wildlife and fascinating canal architecture.

    This invaluable little book will accompany sailors and motorboaters all the way, enabling them to make the most of their journey down one of the most famous and beautiful canals in the world,

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    MAP OF THE INLAND WATERWAYS OF FRANCE
    Compiled By David Edwards-May. Scale 1:1 500 000.
    Showing the main waterways of Belgium, the Netherlands and the Rhine
  • Major canals and rivers by class
  • Distances
  • Dimensions
  • Locks and tunnels
  • Boat harbours and their phone numbers.

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    CRUISING FRENCH WATERWAYS. 4TH EDITION REVISED.
    By Hugh McKnight. Paperback, 0.86kg, 188mm x 245mm, 296 pages, full colour and black and white photographs. Published 2010.
    Since first being published 25 years ago, Cruising French Waterways has become the leading descriptive guide to the astonishingly varied network of rivers and canals that penetrate almost every region of France. Inspirational and practical in equal measure, this treasure trove of a book provides fascinating details on all 64 rivers and canals that cover over 5000 miles of inland waterways,including:
  • Maps and guides available for each waterway.
  • Maximum craft dimensions.
  • Bankside facilities, moorings, and repair yards.
  • Fuel and water sources.
  • Shops, restaurants and waterways museums.
  • Historical sites, villages and chateaux.
  • Wine regions.
    Ideal for users of private craft, hire boats, passenger vessels and holiday motorists, it also covers historical sites, important buildings and scenic attractions as well as explaining requirements for licenses and personal qualifications.

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    INLAND WATERWAYS OF GREAT BRITAIN.
    By Jane Cumberlidge, hardcover, 215mm x 303mm, 303 pages, foldout map included.
    This book is the only single volume to cover all the inland navigations in England, Wales and Scotland.
    In this new edition, several recently reopened canals, and others where restoration is well advanced, have returned to the main body of the book with their own detailed entries. All the waterways plans have been redrawn, as has the comprehensive map of the whole system which is again included with the book.
    Many thousands of people now enjoy Britain's rivers and canals from the bank or townpath as well as afloat, and these interests are reflected in several sections of the book. You will also find information about boat hire companies and suggestions for interesting holiday routes.

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    MAP OF THE INLAND WATERWAYS OF GREAT BRITAIN.
    By Jane Cumberlidge, 7015mm x 1020mm, foldout map. 2016

    First published over 60 years ago when interest in reviving Britainís network of navigable and rivers was starting to gather pace, this map provides the best coverage of the system in England, Wales and Scotland. Distances, the number of locks and restricting dimensions are given for each waterway. The simple cartography defines rivers, broad and narrow canals against generalized relief and the major road network.

    The 2016 edition has been updated to show progress in restoration schemes and other changes.

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    CANALS OF BRITAIN. A Comprehensive Guide
    By Stuart Fisher. Softback, 1.38 kgs, 210mm x 300mm, 336 pages, full colour photographs and maps. Published in 2017. 3rd Edition.
    Canals of Britain is the most comprehensive and absorbing survey of the entire canal network of the British Isles ever produced. Absorbing and illuminating in equal measure, 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 and vessels..

    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 flavor of each location, and places of interest close to the canals are included.

    This third edition is updated and expanded, featuring stunning new images and describing the ways the canals of Britain continue to change and evolve. Packed with maps and text, this is an inspiring and practical guide for boaters, walkers, bikers and holidaymakers, as well as ardent canal affecionados.

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    THE CANAL GUIDE. Britain's 50 Best Canals.
    By Stuart Fisher. Pbk, 0.79 kgs, 164mm x 234mm, 336 pages, full colour photographs and maps. Published in 2015.
    Britainís canal network is like no other in the world Ė it led the way for the Industrial Revolution, and today provides a wealth of waterside routes for boaters, walkers and cyclists to explore.

    Picking out Britainís 50 most fascinating and attractive canals, this book brings to life their history, wildlife, folklore, pubs and attractions. Through the beautiful cities of London, Bath and Chester to remote Scottish harbours, traversing stunning countryside, wild moorland and national parks, and exploring some of the most extraordinary feats of Victorian engineering, this is a unique overview of the best Britainís waterways have to offer.

    Each canalís description is accompanied by a map, colour photographs, a lively introduction drawing out its most interesting aspects, and a useful info box highlighting features to watch out for, handy website and Ordnance Survey map references.

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    WATERWAYS. Past & Present
    By Derek Pratt. Paperback with flaps, 0.85 kgs, 252mm x 250mm, 160 pages, full colour photographs. Published 2015
    This is a beautiful visual record of Britainís rich and varied waterways heritage. Derek Prattís eye-catching photos take us on a journey through a half-century of change, in which Britainís inland waterways were transformed from a commercial transport system into a network of restored and much-loved pleasure cruising byways. The atmospheric black and white images of yesteryear provide a telling contrast with the vibrant colour in the pictures of todayís waterways.

    This second edition has been fully updated with new photos and text. From quintessentially English rivers meandering gently through picturesque countryside to the trans-Pennine canals built to connect the industrial centres of the North to their great trading ports, from Londonís busy canals to those of the Black Country, East Anglia, Shakespeareís Avon and the canals of Wales and Scotland Ė all are captured in this celebration of our waterways, whose architectural glory and natural beauty inspire many thousands of visitors to go boating, fishing or simply take an enjoyable walk along a towpath.

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    URBAN WATERWAYS - A Journey Along the Waterways of England's Towns and Cities.
    By Derek Pratt. Hardback, 0.97kg, 258mm x 258mm, 160 pages, full colour photographs, published 2012.
    Before paved roads and railways, the industrial centres of England were connected to the ports by a network of rivers and canals. Many of these urban waterways fell into disuse during the first half of the twentieth century because of competition from faster forms of transport but in the last fifty years they have undergone a complete revival. Today, thanks to pleasure boaters, some of these routes are busier now than they were in their commercial heyday.
    In this book photographer Derek Pratt explores most of the major cities and towns linked by the waterways, capturing their essence with images that are always evocative and often surprisingly beautiful. From the industrial arteries of Manchester and Birmingham to the leisure hotspots of London, Derek showcases the huge variety of life along England's urban waterways.
    With fascinating text and quirky captions, this unqiue book informs and entertains in equal measure, and proves that today's urban waterways are no longer rubbish-filled canals carving their way through concrete jungles, but a much-ignored feature of England's landscape that warrants greater appreciation.

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    NARROWBOAT GUIDE.
    By Tony Jones. Softcover. 188mm x 245mm. 240 Pages. Colour Photographs. Published 2016.
    A complete guide to choosing, designing and maintaining a narrow boat.

    The UK has over 1000 miles of navigable canals and rivers which are home to an estimated over 70,000 boats. To the untrained eye canal boats can look much the same, but there are some very important distinctions and a new buyer has some very important choices to make. This book discusses those choices, taking into consideration the various boating profiles. From those choosing to live on board permanently, to constant cruisers, and weekend boaters to fair-weather cruisers, each will require a different type of boat if they are to fully enjoy their new vessel.

    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.

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    THE LIVEABOARD GUIDE.
    By Tony Jones. Paperback, 0.36kg, 156mm x 233mm, 160 pages, colour photos. Published in 2012.
    In this book, Tony Jones reveals the pleasures and practicalities of living aboard on Britian's inland waterways. Through inspiring case studies, spectacular photos and practical tips from the water, Tony shares his experience of everything from installing the Internet and effective heating systems to managing hidden costs and even reviewing the various options for boat loos, to give those dreaming of an idyllic lifestyle afloat the insight and encouragement to achieve it. Uncovering the nuts and bolts of boat life, Tony offers first-hand accessible advice on:
  • Choosing the best boat for you - what are the options?
  • Finding a suitable mooring - the pros, cons and costs
  • Power usage and energy consumption aboard
  • Boating in all seasons (Heaters and aircon)
  • The highs and lows of boat life and the real cost of living aboard
  • Earning an income afloat
  • Rules and red tape

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    WATER WAYS. A Thousand Miles along Britain's Canals.

    By Jasper Winn. Paperback, 0.32kg, 130mm x 200mm, 384 pages, Black & White Images. Published in 2020.

    Most of those in England and Wales live within five miles of a canal - and they are used more today than in their industrial heyday.

    For a hundred and fifty years, between the plod of packhorse trains and the arrival of the railways, canals were the high-tech water machine driving the industrial revolution. Amazing feats of engineering, they carried the rural into the city and the urban into the countryside, and changed the lives of everyone. And then, just when their purpose was extinguished by modern transport, they were saved from extinction and repurposed as a 'slow highways' network, a peaceful and countrywide haven from our too-busy age. Today, there are more boats on the canals than in their Victorian heyday.

    Jasper Winn spent a year exploring Britain's waterways on foot and by bike, in a kayak and on narrowboats. Along a thousand miles of 'wet roads and water streets' he discovered a world of wildlife corridors, underground adventures, the hardware of heritage and history, new boating communities, endurance kayak races and remote towpaths. He shared journeys with some of the last working boat people and met the anglers, walkers, boaters, activists, volunteers and eccentrics who have made the waterways their home.

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    AFLOAT
    By Danie Couchman. Hardback, 0.46kg, 150mm x 225mm, 194 pages, Published 2019.

    Danie Couchman grew up on the move, her family never staying still long enough for her to say where sheís from. At twenty-five, and living in her seventeenth home, she finds herself drowning in the rush of London life, and makes an impulsive decision: to buy a narrowboat and make it her home.

    Surrounded by an eclectic and itinerant community in the uncharted territory of the capitalís urban wilderness, Danie becomes fully immersed in this hidden world. Each day onboard her boat Genesis is an adventure full of disaster and magic. Over five years of living off-grid, nomadic Danie learns to survive the many highs and lows of boat life alone, keeping herself, and her steel home, afloat.

    Afloat is the story of a young womanís desire to escape an ever more isolated city existence and reconnect with nature, discovering what is important in life.

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