Canals of Britain: The Comprehensive Guide (Paperback)
Canals of Britain is the most comprehensive and absorbing survey of Britain's canal network ever published.
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. Each canal is intricately mapped.
For those who are keen to explore that little bit further, the book goes to points beyond which others usually turn back, with 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 also a practical guide, Canals of Britain has proved very popular with walkers, cyclists, narrowboaters, canoeists, kayakers and others wanting to get the most out of Britain's canals. This fourth edition has been thoroughly revised to reflect the ever-changing landscape of Britain's canals, and includes many new colour photographs to help bring them 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
“Stuart Fisher looks at every aspect of our intricate network of waterways. Stunning scenery. Enticing photos. Popular with anyone wanting to get the most out of Britain's canals.” —People's Friend
“There's no denying its diligent authority. It deserves a place in every enthusiast's home library.” —Waterways World
"Lavishly illustrated with superb colour photographs ... this book is not one to be devoured in one long session but to be dipped into and enjoyed." —Towpath Talk