Manchester Bolton & Bury Canal Maps

Free Maps

Great Maps.

These are my free maps covering the Manchester Bolton & Bury Canal.

Download these free maps (from the links at the end) to see how good my maps are, and to check you can install them on your device(s).

All the maps in my range are produced in this clear style showing the information you need for cruising, and helping with walking or cycling too.

They are all available to download in a choice of Acrobat (pdf) and Memory‑Map (qct) formats.

Clear Maps

Extract from my Manchester Bolton & Bury Canal Maps.

Clear presentation shows the Locks, bridges, and aqueducts etc. superimposed on an Ordnance Survey (OS) background map. Download the key to see the features which appear on the maps.

Route Covered

Route covered by my Manchester Bolton & Bury Canal Maps.

My free Manchester Bolton & Bury Canal maps cover the route shown in orange including:-

  • Manchester Bolton & Bury Canal
  • Bolton Branch
  • Bury Branch
  • Fletcher’s Canal

Map Formats

The Manchester Bolton & Bury Canal Maps are available in a choice of two formats:-

Printout A4 or A5

The Acrobat (pdf) map includes 4 pages of maps plus 5 cover pages. These can be viewed on screen a page at a time.

The pages are sized for printing A4, or A5 if your eyesight is good enough.

This map can be used on computers, laptops, phones and tablets with Acrobat Reader (or equivalent) software or app installed.

Example Map
Laptop or Computer

The Memory-Map (qct) map has the same map pages joined into one scrollable and zoomable map.

Example Map Phone or Tablet

This map works on Android, iPhone/iPad, Windows and Mac with Memory‑Map (or equivalent) software or app installed, and the classic map compatibility option enabled.


Please read more about installing each of the map formats, and the software or apps you will need to install:-

The maps are licenced and free for personal use.  Business licences are available on request.

Copyright in the background maps is held by Ordnance Survey.  Copyright in all other work is held by Waterway Routes.  The maps should not be copied or distributed without permission except for the limited circumstances permitted by law.


The Manchester Bolton & Bury Canal also appears in:-

  • England & Wales Map which includes all the Waterway Routes maps joined into one large map which is cheaper than buying the maps individually.


Please use these links to download and save my free Manchester Bolton & Bury Canal Maps:-

The file sizes to download are approximately:

  • Acrobat (pdf) version 14Mb.
  • Memory‑Map (qct) 7Mb

4 Responses

  1. jo smillie says:

    Hi do you by any chance have any maps from when the canal was constructed?
    Or can you point me in the right direction?
    Many thanks

  2. Sam Kennion says:

    Hi. Great maps. Could you add a line on each page of the site saying when each map was last updated please?

    • Paul says:

      Sam: All my maps are updated monthly, around the middle of every month. All changes reported by the first of the month are included in that month’s issue. There are hundreds of changes in most months.

      Each map has text boxes on it which show which issue it is. The current version (May 2020) is Issue 100, a record of updates I’m proud of. Issue 101 will come out in the middle of June 2020.

      If you read my blog you can see the precise date when the monthly updates are released.

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