Colour maps clearly showing locks, towpaths and boating facilities as well as comprehensive navigational notes. First published in the 1970s, the "Collins/Nicholson" guides to the waterways are designed for anyone and everyone with an interest in Britain's inland waterways - experienced boaters and those planning their first boat trip, walkers, cyclists and visitors. Maps show: locks, bridges, tunnels, aqueducts, winding holes and the towpath; waterpoints, sanitary stations, pump out facilities and refuse disposal; boatyards, pubs, restaurants and shops; mile markers and milestones (distance in miles and number of locks to strategic points along the waterways). Text includes: the history of each canal; local services and places of interest, pubs and restaurants; opportunities for walking and cycling. Comprehensive navigational notes include: maximum dimensions and low bridges; mileages, advice and potential hazards; navigation authorities and contact details.
Waterways covered in this guide - Ashby Canal, Birming Canal Navigations (Main Line), Birmingham and Faxeley Canal, Coventry Canal, Erewash Canal, Grand Union Canal (Main Line, Leicester Section and the River Soar), Oxford Canal, Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal, Stratford-on-Avon Canal, Worcester and Birmingham Canal, Trent and Mersey Canal.