Yearly Archive: 2019

50 Free Maps

Actually 53 free maps covering the restoration projects. These mostly have a large volunteer involvement and providing the maps free of charge for these projects helps them a little. Here’s the long list of...

Walton Summit Branch Maps

Ths south end of the Lancaster Canal was once linked to what we now call the Leeds & Liverpool Canal at the foot of Johnson’s Hillock Locks. The link was by means of a...

Map Updates – Issue 95 – December 2019

I am pleased to say the monthly updates for my maps for December 2019 are now available. All these monthly updates mean you not only start with an up to date map but you...

Latest Posting Dates for Christmas 2019

Our Cruising Maps (available on DVD or CD as well as by download) and our Canal DVDs make great ideas for Christmas Presents, but please remember to order in time. The Post Office publish...

Map Updates – Issue 94 – November 2019

I am pleased to say the monthly updates for my maps for November 2019 are now available. All these monthly updates mean you not only start with an up to date map but you...

Map Updates – Issue 93 – October 2019

I am pleased to say the monthly updates for my maps for October 2019 are now available. All these monthly updates mean you not only start with an up to date map but you...

Map Updates – Issue 89 – June 2019

I am pleased to say the monthly updates for my maps for June 2019 are now available.

All these monthly updates mean you not only start with an up to date map but you can keep them up to date too.

There is an updated Ordnance Survey (OS) Background Map this time so every map has changed this month, even those without any specific changes to the waterway information. Those with changes to the waterway information are:-

Map Updates – Issue 92 – September 2019

I am pleased to say the monthly updates for my maps for September 2019 are now available. All these monthly updates mean you not only start with an up to date map but you...

Map Updates – Issue 91 – August 2019

I am pleased to say the monthly updates for my maps for August 2019 are now available. All these monthly updates mean you not only start with an up to date map but you...

Map Updates – Issue 90 – July 2019

I am pleased to say the monthly updates for my maps for July 2019 are now available. All these monthly updates mean you not only start with an up to date map but you...

Knowle Hall Wharf

We stopped at Knowle Hall Wharf last night so the engine and hot water tank could cool down overnight ready for Ian Taylor to fit a new immersion heater. The old one had stopped...

Interesting Journey to Knowle Hall Wharf

We left Birmingham today, heading for Knowle Hall Wharf. The descent of Farmers Bridge Locks went as planned and we turned right onto the Digbeth Branch of the Birmingham & Fazeley Canal. We went...

Ready to go

We’re on board our Waterway Routes narrowboat ready to go tomorrow. We are heading south, towards London, down the Grand Union Canal. We’ll be starting down Farmers Bridge Locks around 09:00 tomorrow (Monday) morning...

1,000 Pages of Maps

Actually 1,006 different pages of A4 mapping make up my England & Wales maps in Acrobat (pdf) format. And the same 1,006 different pages joined into one large continuously scrollable and zoomable map for use...

100 Maps

Actually 102 maps to choose from in my extensive range covering all the connected waterways, and a few more too. Over 1,000 pages of maps are available in different ways:- England & Wales. One...

Crick Boat Show 2019

For the first time ever, we’ve been setting up our stand for the Crick Boat Show on a Thursday. This year there is a “Trade and Preview” day on Friday so we’ve all set...

Newcastle-under-Lyme Canal Maps

I’ve recently added maps for another abandoned canal to the range of free maps for restoration projects and abandoned canals. The canal once linked to the Trent and Mersey Canal below Stoke Locks, near...

Map Updates – Issue 88 – May 2019

I am pleased to say the monthly updates for my maps for May 2019 are now available. All these monthly updates mean you not only start with an up to date map but you...

Sir Nigel Gresley’s Canal Maps

Yet another free map added to my website. This one covers Sir Nigel Gresley’s Canal. That’s just to the north of Newcastle-under-Lyme and it’s not connected to any other canals, although it comes within...

Map Updates – Issue 87 – April 2019

I am pleased to say the monthly updates for my maps for April 2019 are now available. All these monthly updates mean you not only start with an up to date map but you...

Blue Bridge Signs

Sarah, owner of historic narrowboat Chertsey (No 130), blogged last week about the curious numbering of the bridges along the Sheffield & Tinsley Canal with new blue signs. This canal was reaching the top of my list of waterways to be walked or cycled to re-check the map data so an exchange of emails resulted in us walking together from …

Map Updates – Issue 86 – March 2019

I am pleased to say the monthly updates for my maps for March 2019 are now available. All these monthly updates mean you not only start with an up to date map but you...

Bridgwater & Taunton Canal and Grand Western Canal Maps

The latest maps in the Waterway Routes series of maps cover a group of waterways in the South West. The first two are canals, at least part navigable, with several more waterways included too:...

Map Updates – Issue 85 – February 2019

I am pleased to say monthly updates for my maps for February 2019 are now available. All these monthly updates mean you not only start with an up to date map but you can...

Somersetshire Coal Canal

The Somersetshire Coal Canal was opened around 1800 and ran from Paulton to join the Kennet & Avon Canal near Bath. The Radstock Branch ran from Radstock but was only joined to the main...

Map Updates – Issue 84 – January 2019

I am pleased to say monthly updates for my maps for January 2019 are now available. All these monthly updates mean you not only start with an up to date map but you can keep...

North Walsham & Dilham Canal

The North Walsham & Dilham Canal was opened in 1826 and ran from Antingham to join the River Ant at Smallburgh. Restoration has started with proposals to restore the rest of the route. I...