PEARSON GUIDE WELSH WATERS

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It’s a popular misconception that the Canal Companions are 'ring' orientated when half of them don’t feature circular routes at all. This one’s a case in point. Moreover, however hard we try, and whatever effort we put into the other Companions, this is perennially the most popular, out-selling some of the more arcane Companions by 5 to 1. Mystifying? Well, not really, the Llangollen Canal has always been the honeypot of the canal network in the leisure era, and the Shropshire Union, also fully covered in this guide, doesn’t lag far behind. Throw in the beautiful (but isolated) Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal, and the slowly emerging Montgomery Canal (a real treat for walkers and cyclists) and it isn’t difficult to explain this guide’s popularity.

We’d just urge you to try some of the others; you’ll find them quieter if nothing else!
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It’s a popular misconception that the Canal Companions are 'ring' orientated when half of them don’t feature circular routes at all. This one’s a case in point. Moreover, however hard we try, and whatever effort we put into the other Companions, this is perennially the most popular, out-selling some of the more arcane Companions by 5 to 1. Mystifying? Well, not really, the Llangollen Canal has always been the honeypot of the canal network in the leisure era, and the Shropshire Union, also fully covered in this guide, doesn’t lag far behind. Throw in the beautiful (but isolated) Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal, and the slowly emerging Montgomery Canal (a real treat for walkers and cyclists) and it isn’t difficult to explain this guide’s popularity.

We’d just urge you to try some of the others; you’ll find them quieter if nothing else!

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Waterways covered in this guide - Caldon and Leek Canals, Llangollen Canal, Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal, Neath & Tennant and Swansea Canals, Montgomery Canal, Shropshire Union Canal, Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal, Trent & Mersey Canal, River Weaver.

Waterways covered in this guide - Caldon and Leek Canals, Llangollen Canal, Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal, Neath & Tennant and Swansea Canals, Montgomery Canal, Shropshire Union Canal, Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal, Trent & Mersey Canal, River Weaver.

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Collins Waterways Map of Great Britain is a companion to the Collins/Nicholson Waterways Guides, covering the entire network of canal and river navigations in England, Scotland and Wales, including newly restored/opened canals and rivers.

The map identifies: • narrow and broad canals;• navigable rivers; • tidal river navigations;• waterways under construction.

Also: Contact telephone numbers and dimensions for each waterway;internet links. Clear insets of the Birmingham Canal Navigations, Scottish inland waterways, the Norfolk Broads and the London area.

Collins Waterways Map of Great Britain is a companion to the Collins/Nicholson Waterways Guides, covering the entire network of canal and river navigations in England, Scotland and Wales, including newly restored/opened canals and rivers.

The map identifies: • narrow and broad canals;• navigable rivers; • tidal river navigations;• waterways under construction.

Also: Contact telephone numbers and dimensions for each waterway;internet links. Clear insets of the Birmingham Canal Navigations, Scottish inland waterways, the Norfolk Broads and the London area.

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The Four Counties Ring Canal Companion was the first guide Pearson's published and has gone through nine editions since first appearing in print in 1982. Its core route is a 109 mile / 94 lock circuit through the counties of Staffordshire, West Midlands, Shropshire and Cheshire; especially popular with hire boaters. The guide includes full coverage of the famous Trent & Mersey Canal, stretching 92 miles from Preston Brook, near Runcorn, to Shardlow, near Derby.

Two other waterways of contrasting character are also included: the Caldon Canal, which runs from the Potteries up into the Staffordshire Moorlands; and the Weaver Navigation, a former inland shipping route which pivots on the legendary Anderton Lift; one of the Seven Wonders of the Waterways.

The Four Counties Ring Canal Companion was the first guide Pearson's published and has gone through nine editions since first appearing in print in 1982. Its core route is a 109 mile / 94 lock circuit through the counties of Staffordshire, West Midlands, Shropshire and Cheshire; especially popular with hire boaters. The guide includes full coverage of the famous Trent & Mersey Canal, stretching 92 miles from Preston Brook, near Runcorn, to Shardlow, near Derby.

Two other waterways of contrasting character are also included: the Caldon Canal, which runs from the Potteries up into the Staffordshire Moorlands; and the Weaver Navigation, a former inland shipping route which pivots on the legendary Anderton Lift; one of the Seven Wonders of the Waterways.

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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.

Also included is the lovely (and significantly lock-less) Ashby Canal, a route valued by boaters who want to get away from it all with the minimum of effort. It is also worth bearing in mind that this guide, taken in conjunction with the East Midlands Canal Companion, covers the whole of the so-called ‘Leicester Ring’, a lovely two or three week amble through the Shires and some of middle England's best scenery.

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.

Also included is the lovely (and significantly lock-less) Ashby Canal, a route valued by boaters who want to get away from it all with the minimum of effort. It is also worth bearing in mind that this guide, taken in conjunction with the East Midlands Canal Companion, covers the whole of the so-called ‘Leicester Ring’, a lovely two or three week amble through the Shires and some of middle England's best scenery.

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The Stourport Ring features the charming Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal’s southern half, the main lines of the Birmingham Canal Navigations, the Worcester & Birmingham Canal, and the upper navigable reaches of the River Severn, a thoroughly entertaining 'ring' of considerable variety.

The adjoining Black Country (aka Staffordshire) Ring includes the Birmingham & Fazeley Canal, parts of the Coventry and Trent & Mersey canals, the northern half of the Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal and the main lines of the BCN again. With detailed coverage of the Stourbridge and Dudley canals and the northern expanses of the BCN, you get a lot of canal for your money in this much valued Canal Companion.

The Stourport Ring features the charming Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal’s southern half, the main lines of the Birmingham Canal Navigations, the Worcester & Birmingham Canal, and the upper navigable reaches of the River Severn, a thoroughly entertaining 'ring' of considerable variety.

The adjoining Black Country (aka Staffordshire) Ring includes the Birmingham & Fazeley Canal, parts of the Coventry and Trent & Mersey canals, the northern half of the Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal and the main lines of the BCN again. With detailed coverage of the Stourbridge and Dudley canals and the northern expanses of the BCN, you get a lot of canal for your money in this much valued Canal Companion.

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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.

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.

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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