England & Wales Waterway Maps

Maps of the canals and rivers of England & Wales.

These are the most up to date and clearest maps of the waterways of England & Wales.

Great Maps.

View on your computer, laptop, smart phone, or tablet, or print if you prefer the traditional paper format.

GPS tracking (on devices with GPS) shows you exactly where you are as you move along the map.

Monthly updates ensure you start with an up to date map, with options to keep it up to date too.

Clear Maps

Extract from England & Wales Cruising Map.

Clear presentation shows the Locks, bridges, and aqueducts etc. superimposed on an Ordnance Survey (OS) background map. Icons represent all the facilities, including moorings and their time limits.  Download the key to see the features which appear on the maps.

Information bars, positioned every half hour, show the distance from the end of the canal, in kilometres and miles, the number of locks, the number of opening bridges, and the cruising time in hours.

Routes Covered

Routes covered by the England & Wales waterway maps.

The maps cover the all the routes shown coloured on the map (click to enlarge).

Map Formats

The England & Wales Map is available in a choice of two formats:-

Printout A4 or A5

The Acrobat (pdf) map includes 1,140 pages of maps plus 4 cover pages. These can be viewed on screen a page at a time.

Yes, that’s more than 1,000 pages of maps.

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.


The England & Wales maps are so detailed they are too large to download.

The maps are delivered on a data DVD by post.

Free Map Examples

My maps for the Droitwich Canals are free to download in both Acrobat (pdf) and Memory‑Map (qct) formats. Please download and try these to see how good my maps are, and make sure you can install them on your device(s).

I also produce maps for canal restoration projects which are all free to download in both Acrobat (pdf) and Memory‑Map (qct) formats.  These restoration maps are very similar in style to the maps for the open waterways.

Licencing and Copyright

The licence conditions permit you to use my maps on up to five devices. That’s computers, laptops, phones, tablets etc.

The maps are licenced 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 without permission except for the limited circumstances permitted by law.


Great DVDs.

I also produce a great range of DVDs in a choice of formats:-

  • Popular – Like a television programme with highlights of a cruise, including commentary and background music.
  • Bowcam – A forward facing camera, running all the time, then speeded up to show the whole route.
  • Combined – Both Popular and Bowcam DVDs in one box


You can purchase maps for each waterway separately if you prefer. The England & Wales map will often be better value and is much cheaper than buying a set of individual maps.


You can upgrade to the England & Wales map at a discounted price if you have already purchased one (or more) individual map(s).


The England & Wales Cruising Maps are available to purchase from my website in Acrobat (pdf) and Memory‑Map (qct) formats as follows:-

The data DVD with the maps will be posted within 2 working days of ordering, and often the same day if ordered by 16:00.

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