PEARSON GUIDE OXFORD - GRAND UNION

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Two routes between the midlands and the south-east are at the heart of this Canal Companion, with the delightful upper reaches of the River Thames thrown in for good measure. The Oxford Canal features in its entirety, all the way from the outskirts of Coventry to the City of Dreaming Spires, one of the most beautiful canals in the country, whilst its towpath is a designated long distance foot path too.

Coverage of the mighty Grand Union commences at the canal centre of Braunston in Northamptonshire and runs all the way down to Brentford (where it links with Pearson’s Canal Companion to the Kennet & Avon and River Thames) and Paddington in central London. Also included are the branches to Northampton, Aylesbury, Wendover and Slough. Additionally, the Leicester Section of the Grand Union, up as far as the famous flight of locks at Foxton and Market Harborough, is also featured.
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Two routes between the midlands and the south-east are at the heart of this Canal Companion, with the delightful upper reaches of the River Thames thrown in for good measure. The Oxford Canal features in its entirety, all the way from the outskirts of Coventry to the City of Dreaming Spires, one of the most beautiful canals in the country, whilst its towpath is a designated long distance foot path too.

Coverage of the mighty Grand Union commences at the canal centre of Braunston in Northamptonshire and runs all the way down to Brentford (where it links with Pearson’s Canal Companion to the Kennet & Avon and River Thames) and Paddington in central London. Also included are the branches to Northampton, Aylesbury, Wendover and Slough. Additionally, the Leicester Section of the Grand Union, up as far as the famous flight of locks at Foxton and Market Harborough, is also featured.

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With the Warwickshire Ring at its heart, this Canal Companion covers the canals of the South Midlands, featuring a number of connecting routes: such as Fazeley (near Tamworth) to Sawley (near Nottingham), Braunston to Stoke Bruerne, and the alternative route of the Warwickshire Ring through Hockley Heath and King’s Norton right into the centre of Birmingham which has revitalized its city centre canals to stunning effect in recent years.

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Were there prizes for prettiness, this Canal Companion would be a regular contender. But the rivers Severn and Avon have experienced a sequence of flood-affected seasons in recent years that has deterred the boating classes from enjoying them to the full. On a more positive note, this guide maintains its viability by featuring the lovely Stratford-on-Avon Canal, the Worcester & Birmingham (with its well-known flight of locks at Tardebigge) and the recently restored - to great acclaim - Droitwich Canals.

The River Severn (accompanied by the charming Severn Way long distance path) is covered all the way from Stourport to Gloucester where the other-worldly Gloucester & Sharpness Canal takes over to the shores of the Bristol Channel. And then last - but far from least - this guide includes the freshly restored Cotswold Canals between Saul Junction and Kemble.

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Successor to the now defunct Pennine Waters Canal Companion, this brand new guide presents all 127 miles of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal in Pearson’s for the first time including the increasingly popular ‘Liverpool Link’ which ushers canal travellers into the heart of the city’s regenerated dockland in the most exciting manner.

Also included are the Ribble Link for boaters heading to the Lancaster Canal, and the Leigh Branch of the Leeds & Liverpool which connects with the Cheshire Ring Canal Companion at Leigh itself. On the other side of the Pennines, in West Yorkshire, this guide features the Aire & Calder Navigation (where commercial barging is now, sadly, virtually extinct) the Calder & Hebble Navigation and the Selby Canal.

Successor to the now defunct Pennine Waters Canal Companion, this brand new guide presents all 127 miles of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal in Pearson’s for the first time including the increasingly popular ‘Liverpool Link’ which ushers canal travellers into the heart of the city’s regenerated dockland in the most exciting manner.

Also included are the Ribble Link for boaters heading to the Lancaster Canal, and the Leigh Branch of the Leeds & Liverpool which connects with the Cheshire Ring Canal Companion at Leigh itself. On the other side of the Pennines, in West Yorkshire, this guide features the Aire & Calder Navigation (where commercial barging is now, sadly, virtually extinct) the Calder & Hebble Navigation and the Selby Canal.

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Between them, the Kennet & Avon Navigation and the River Thames pass through some of southern England’s most beautiful scenery. The Thames has long been a source of recreation for all manner of boaters and of course it is accompanied throughout by the Thames Path. In contrast, the Kennet & Avon had been allowed to fall into dereliction, and it was not until 1990 that it was reopened throughout.

At 93 miles in length with 104 widebeam locks, it is now recognised as one of the premier inland waterways in the country and this Canal Companion has established itself as one of the most reliable interpretations of the route, all the way from Bristol’s Floating Harbour in the west, to the canal’s meeting with the Thames at Reading.

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