Shrewsbury and Newport Canals Maps – FREE

Free Maps

Great Maps.

These are my free maps covering the Shrewsbury and Newport Canals.

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 Shrewsbury and Newport Canals 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 Shrewsbury and Newport Canals Maps.

My free Shrewsbury and Newport Canals maps cover the route shown in orange including:-

  • Newport Canal
  • Shrewsbury Canal
  • Humber Branch
  • Trench Branch
  • Wombridge Canal
  • Donnington Wood Canal
  • Lilleshall Arm
  • Lilleshall Branch
  • Pitchcroft Branch
  • Shropshire Canal
  • Coalbrookdale Branch (or Horsehay Branch)
  • Ketley Canal

Map Formats

The Shrewsbury and Newport Canals Maps are available in a choice of two formats:-

Printout A4 or A5

The Acrobat (pdf) map includes 13 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:-

Licensing and Copyright

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 Shrewsbury and Newport Canals Maps 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 Shrewsbury and Newport Canals Maps:-

The file sizes to download are approximately:

  • Acrobat (pdf) version 16Mb.
  • Memory‑Map (qct) 10Mb

4 Responses

  1. Alan Brown says:

    Absolutely brilliant. Thanks for doing the work.
    We were in Shrewsbury yesterday and saw a pub called’ The Canal Tavern’. We had no idea there was a canal there. We can now try and trace, and walk, the towpath.

    • Paul says:

      Alan: Thank you for your comment, I’m pleased you like my maps.

      Please spread the news about how good they are.

  2. Simon Davies says:

    Beautiful maps. My father’s family came from Longdon-on-Tern and I have always hoped the iron aqueduct would one day be restored for navigation so the proposals are very encouraging. Can you check the spelling on map 2 of the PDF – it is saying ‘Longton Aqueduct’ rather than ‘Longdon’. Best wishes. SD.

    • Paul says:

      Simon: I’m pleased you like my maps.

      I’ve corrected that typo on the master map and it will appear correctly on the published maps from the monthly update in September 2019.

      Thank you for letting me know.

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