The Canals of Britain
Canals of Britain is a comprehensive and absorbing survey of the 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 very popular with canal enthusiasts and boaters wanting to get the most out of Britain’s canals. This third edition has been revised to reflect the ever-changing landscape of Britain’s canals, and includes many new colour photographs to help bring it to life.
A must for any waterway user's bookcase * Towpath Talk * Author Stuart Fisher... has meticulously researched every canal included here from his trusty kayak - no mean achievement. But this is no mere travelogue, history, heritages, engineering, folklore and wildlife being among the topics covered. * Waterways World * Everything you will ever need to know about the canal network of the British Isles. * Britain magazine * Comprehensive, absorbing and fascinating. * All at Sea *
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