The Canals of Britain : A complete guide

Author(s): Stuart Fisher


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.


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The first complete guide to the entire British canal system - the popular waterways as well as the lesser known cuts.Colour photographs and maps throughout.Fascinating text, relating the construction, history, heritage,engineering, architecture, scenery, wildlife, folklore, art andattractions of the canals.A treasure trove of knowledge for walkers, cyclists, boaters, holidaymakers and historians.

"A comprehensive and absorbing survey of the entire canal network of the British Isles - the first of it's kind." Yachting Life (01/04/09) "This is a book to be treasured and revisited like an old friend." Canoeist (April 2009) "A lovingly complied companion to lazy days gliding through these watery avenues a must for anyone interested in our canals." Countryfile Magazine (July 2009) ' A comprehensive and and absorbing survey of the enrie canal network of the British Isles ' Canals & Rivers (June 2009) "Anyone with an interest in Britain's canals, as well as those who travel them by boat, will find this an attractive and engaging addition to the coffee-table." Yachting & Boating World (April 2009)

As the Editor of Canoeistmagazine, Stuart Fisher has written monthly guides to the canals andwaterways of Britain for many years, always researched from the water,and sometimes using a kayak to reach abandoned or isolated navigations.In this book he passes on this unique fund of knowledge.

General Fields

  • : 9781408105177
  • : 28280
  • : 28280
  • : 1.272
  • : April 2009
  • : 297mm X 210mm X 20mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Maps and colour photography throughout
  • : 304
  • : 386.40941
  • : Paperback
  • : Stuart Fisher