10th Anniversary

Ten years ago today I sold the first Waterway Routes DVD.

Leeds & Liverpool Canal DVD Cover
Leeds & Liverpool Canal DVD Cover

After many hours of careful editing, I added the Leeds & Liverpool Canal DVD to my website and crossed my fingers to see how it would sell. The answer was very well and it led to the whole series of Waterway Routes DVDs.

Thank you to S who was my first customer, and to his wife L.  They became regular customers and now help with proof watching DVDs and, more recently, with crewing the boat and filming too.

A very big thank you to all my customers who have purchased DVDs (and Maps) and it’s nice to see many of your names appear regularly as you return each year to purchase more.

Chesterfield Canal DVDs

I am pleased to say our Chesterfield Canal DVDs have just been released and they will make great Christmas presents.

Chesterfield Canal Combined DVD Cover.

The Chesterfield Canal DVDs are available in our usual three formats:-

  • Popular – like a television programme showing the highlights of the canal
  • Bowcam – a forward facing camera, speeded up for a little fun, showing the whole canal
  • Combined – both Popular and Bowcam in one box for the best of both worlds, saving money and postage.
Chesterfield Canal DVDs
(Popular, Bowcam and Combined)

The DVDs follow the navigable canal from the River Trent at West Stockwith to the limit of navigation at Kiveton Park.  We follow the section proposed for restoration from Kiveton park to Staveley on foot.  Then, with kind permission from the Chesterfield Canal Trust, we follow one of their trip boats from Staveley into Chesterfield.

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Map showing the route covered by the Chesterfield Canal DVDs.

The Popular and Combined DVDs each include an information booklet and a fold-out map.

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Contents of the Chesterfield Canal Combined DVD.

Enjoy this lovely canal from the comfort of your armchair.  These Chesterfield Canal DVDs, or any others from our great range of waterway DVDs, will make a great Christmas present.  Why not treat your family and friends, or start dropping hints about what you would like for Christmas.

We also have the Chesterfield Canal Maps which are available to download in both Acrobat (pdf) and Memory-Map (qct) formats..

Chesterfield Canal Map
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The Chesterfield Canal Maps are also available on CD in a presentation box which makes them another great Christmas present idea.

Chesterfield Canal Map Cover.

A big thank you to the members of the Chesterfield Canal Trust who helped on their trip boat and with proof watching the DVDs.

River Wey and Basingstoke Canal DVDs

I am pleased to say our River Wey and Basingstoke Canal DVDs have just been released and they will make great Christmas presents.

River Wey and Basingstoke Canal DVD cover (combined version)
River Wey and Basingstoke Canal DVD cover (combined version)

The River Wey and Basingstoke Canal DVDs are available in our usual three formats:-

  • Popular – like a television programme showing the highlights of the canal
  • Bowcam – a forward facing camera, speeded up for a little fun, showing the whole canal
  • Combined – both Popular and Bowcam in one box for the best of both worlds, saving money and postage.

River Wey and Basingstoke Canal DVDs. Popular, Bowcam and Combined (left to right).
River Wey and Basingstoke Canal DVDs.
Popular, Bowcam and Combined (left to right).

Starting at Weybridge and the junction with the River Thames we cruise along the River Wey, past Woodham Junction and through lovely open countryside to reach Dapdune Wharf in Guildford and the limit of navigation at Godalming.

From Woodham Junction, we work the locks on the Basingstoke Canal and pass the visitor centre at Mytchett. We operate the swing and lift bridges on our way to the limit of navigation at Greywell Tunnel.

Continuing on foot, we follow the route of the abandoned canal into Basingstoke.

Route covered by the River Wey and Basingstoke Canal DVDs
Route covered by the River Wey and Basingstoke Canal DVDs

The Popular and Combined DVDs each include an information booklet and a fold-out map.

Contents of the River Wey and Basingstoke Canal Combined DVD. Both Popular and Bowcam discs, a fold-out map and an information booklet.
Contents of the River Wey and Basingstoke Canal Combined DVD.
Both Popular and Bowcam discs, a fold-out map and an information booklet.

Enjoy these lovely waterways from the comfort of your armchair. These River Wey and Basingstoke Canal DVDs, or any others from our range of waterway DVDs, will make great Christmas presents. Why not treat your family and friends, or start dropping hints about what you would like for Christmas.

We also have the River Wey and Basingstoke Canal Maps which are available to download in both Acrobat (pdf) and Memory-Map (qct) formats.

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The River Wey and Basingstoke Canal Maps are also available on CD in a presentation box which makes them another great Christmas present idea.

River Wey and Basingstoke Canal Map presentation box (thin DVD size)
River Wey and Basingstoke Canal Map presentation box (thin DVD size)

A big thank you to the Basingstoke Canal Authority and the National Trust for permission to film along their waterways.

River Severn and Gloucester & Sharpness Canal DVDs

I am pleased to say our River Severn and Gloucester & Sharpness Canal DVDs have just been released.

River Severn and Gloucester & Sharpness Canal DVD Cover (combined version)

The River Severn and Gloucester & Sharpness Canal DVDs are available in our usual three formats:-

  • Popular – like a television programme showing the highlights of the canal
  • Bowcam – a forward facing camera, speeded up for a little fun, showing the whole canal
  • Combined – both Popular and Bowcam in one box for the best of both worlds, saving money and postage.
River Severn and Gloucester & Sharpness Canal DVDsPopular, Bowcam and Combined (left to right)

Starting in Bristol, we’ll cruise under the Clifton Suspension Bridge as the tide takes us down the River Avon, to the Severn Estuary and the marina at Portishead.
With our pilot, we’ll cruise up the River Severn from Portishead, passing under the two road suspension bridges, to reach Sharpness.
The Gloucester & Sharpness Canal will lead us past Saul Junction to Gloucester.
Re-joining the River Severn, we’ll continue upstream, passing Tewkesbury and Worcester to reach Stourport.

Route covered by the River Severn and Gloucester & Sharpness Canal DVDs

The Popular and Combined DVDs each include an information booklet and a fold-out map.

Contents of the River Severn and Gloucester & Sharpness Canal Combined DVD. Includes both Popular and Bowcam discs, a fold-out map and an information booklet.

Enjoy these waterways from the comfort of your armchair. These River Severn and Gloucester & Sharpness Canal DVDs, or any others from our range of waterway DVDs, are great for planning your cruise, or just for fun.

We also have the River Severn and Gloucester & Sharpness Canal Maps which are available to download in both Acrobat (pdf) and Memory-Map (qct) formats.

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The River Severn and Gloucester & Sharpness Canal Maps are also available on CD in a presentation box which makes them ideal for giving as a present.

River Severn and Basingstoke Canal Map presentation box (thin DVD size)

Kennet & Avon Canal DVDs

I am pleased to say our Kennet & Avon Canal DVDs have just been released.

Kennet & Avon Canal DVD Cover (combined version)

The Kennet & Avon Canal DVDs are available in our usual three formats:-

  • Popular – like a television programme showing the highlights of the canal
  • Bowcam – a forward facing camera, speeded up for a little fun, showing the whole canal
  • Combined – both Popular and Bowcam in one box for the best of both worlds, saving money and postage.
Kennet & Avon Canal DVDsPopular, Bowcam and Combined (left to right)

Starting at Kennet Mouth, the junction with the River Thames, we’ll cruise through Reading as we climb through the valley of the River Kennet.  We’re soon into lovely countryside then passing through smaller settlements on our way to Thatcham, Newbury and Hungerford.

We reach the summit level at Crofton, pass through Bruce Tunnel, and start our descent.  The 16 broad locks of the Caen Hill flight provide spectacular views.

Continuing through Bradford on Avon we reach Bath and join the River Avon for our cruise into Bristol where we finish our cruise in the docks.

Route covered by the Kennet & Avon Canal DVDs

The Popular and Combined DVDs each include an information booklet and a fold-out map.

Contents of the Kennet & Avon Canal Combined DVD. Includes both Popular and Bowcam discs, a fold-out map and an information booklet.

Enjoy these waterways from the comfort of your armchair. These Kennet & Avon Canal DVDs, or any others from our range of waterway DVDs, are great for planning your cruise, or just for fun.

We also have the Kennet & Avon Canal Maps which are available to download in both Acrobat (pdf) and Memory-Map (qct) formats.

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The Kennet & Avon Canal Maps are also available on CD in a presentation box which makes them ideal for giving as a present.

Kennet & Avon Canal Map presentation box (thin DVD size)
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You can save 10% by purchasing a Kennet & Avon Canal DVD and Map in the same transaction.

River Nene DVDs

I am pleased to say our River Nene DVDs have just been released.

River Nene DVD Cover (Combined Version)

The River Nene DVDs are available in our usual three formats:-

  • Popular – like a television programme showing the highlights of the canal
  • Bowcam – a forward facing camera, speeded up for a little fun, showing the whole canal
  • Combined – both Popular and Bowcam in one box for the best of both worlds, saving money and postage.
River Nene DVDs.Popular, Bowcam and Combined (left to right).

Joining the River Nene at Northampton we’ll cruise along the navigable length of the non tidal River Nene to Dog in a Doublet Lock at Peterborough.

Cruising down the picturesque Nene valley we’ll see the open countryside and glimpse the villages along the way.

We’ll see the locks with guillotine gates, and the unique Ditchford Lock with its vertical radial gate. We’ll squeeze through the attractive bridges, with their narrow arches making navigation difficult.

We’ll see the navigation challenges and show how to tackle them safely.

Route covered by the River Nene DVDs

The Popular and Combined DVDs each include an information booklet and a fold-out map.

Contents of the River Nene Combined DVD. Includes both Popular and Bowcam discs, a fold-out map and an information booklet.

Enjoy these waterways from the comfort of your armchair. These River Nene DVDs, or any others from our range of waterway DVDs, are great for planning your cruise, or just for fun.

We also have the River Nene Maps which are available to download in both Acrobat (pdf) and Memory-Map (qct) formats.

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The River Nene Maps are also available on CD in a presentation box which makes them ideal for giving as a present.

River Nene Map presentation box (thin DVD size)
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You can save 10% by purchasing a River Nene DVD and Map in the same transaction.

Sets of 3 Maps or 3 DVDs

We have three Maps and three DVDs covering the waterways of the Fens.  These are now available in sets of three at discounted prices.

Sets of 3 Maps and set of 3 DVDs

They are still available individually as

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These three maps are now available as a set of three Maps saving 25% on the cost of purchasing them individually.  They are available in both Acrobat (pdf) and Memory-Map (qct) Formats, as all my maps are.

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These three DVDs are now available as a set of three DVDs saving 15% on the cost of purchasing them individually.  They are available in the same Popular, Bowcam and Combined formats, as the rest of my DVDs are.

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If you purchase a set of three Maps and a set of three DVDs at the same time there’s an extra 10% discount, as well as the 25% and 15% discounts described here so that makes them even better value.

If you are cruising to the IWA Festival of Water 2018 at St Neots then these Maps and DVDs will help you plan your journey, and show family and friends where you’ve been afterwards.

Middle Level Navigations DVDs

I am pleased to say our Middle Level Navigations DVDs have just been released.

Middle Level Navigations DVD Cover (Combined Version)

The Middle Level Navigations DVDs are available in our usual three formats:-

  • Popular – like a television programme showing the highlights of the canal
  • Bowcam – a forward facing camera, speeded up for a little fun, showing the whole canal
  • Combined – both Popular and Bowcam in one box for the best of both worlds, saving money and postage.
Middle Level Navigations DVDs.Popular, Bowcam and Combined (left to right).

Joining the Middle Level Navigations through Stanground Lock at Peterborough, we’ll follow the link route through Wittlesey and March to reach the River Great Ouse at Salters Lode. We’ll also see all the other navigations which can be cruised with a narrow boat.

We’ll pass through all the locks and visit the low bridges. See if we fit under the very low Infield’s Bridge on the Twenty Foot River.

The views from the Middle Level Navigations are rather different to those on other waterways, and present a novel experience.

Route covered by the Middle Level Navigations DVDs

The Popular and Combined DVDs each include an information booklet and a fold-out map.

Contents of the Middle Level Navigations Combined DVD. Includes both Popular and Bowcam discs, a fold-out map and an information booklet.

Enjoy these waterways from the comfort of your armchair. These Middle Level Navigations DVDs, or any others from our range of waterway DVDs, are great for planning your cruise, or just for fun.

We also have the Middle Level Navigations Maps which are available to download in both Acrobat (pdf) and Memory-Map (qct) formats.

Middle Level Navigations presentation box (thin DVD size)

The Middle Level Navigations Maps are also available on CD in a presentation box which makes them ideal for giving as a present.

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You can save 10% by purchasing a Middle Levels Navigations DVD and Map in the same transaction.

River Great Ouse and Tributaries DVDs

I am pleased to say our River Great Ouse and Tributaries DVDs have just been released.

River Great Ouse and Tributaries DVD Cover (Combined Version)

The River Great Ouse and Tributaries DVDs are available in our usual three formats:-

  • Popular – like a television programme showing the highlights of the canal
  • Bowcam – a forward facing camera, speeded up for a little fun, showing the whole canal
  • Combined – both Popular and Bowcam in one box for the best of both worlds, saving money and postage.
River Great Ouse and Tributaries DVDs. Popular, Bowcam and Combined (left to right)

Joining the River Great Ouse through Salters Lode Lock on the Middle Level Navigations we’ll show the tidal crossing to Denver Lock, then follow the river upstream to the limit of navigation at Bedford.

We’ll visit each of the connected navigable waterways including the Relief Channel and the Rivers Wissey, Little Ouse and Lark.  We’ll cruise along the Cam into Cambridge, visiting Burwell, Reach and Wicken Lodes along the way.

We’ll also see the Great Ouse bore as we show the alternative tidal route along the New Bedford River.

Route covered by the River Great Ouse and Tributaries DVDs

The Popular and Combined DVDs each include an information booklet and a fold-out map.

Contents of the River Great Ouse and Tributaries Combined DVD. Includes both Popular and Bowcam discs, a fold-out map and an information booklet.

Enjoy these waterways from the comfort of your armchair. These River Great Ouse and Tributaries DVDs, or any others from our range of waterway DVDs, are great for planning your cruise, or just for fun.

We also have the River Great Ouse and Tributaries Maps which are available to download in both Acrobat (pdf) and Memory-Map (qct) formats.

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The River Great Ouse and Tributaries Maps are also available on CD in a presentation box which makes them ideal for giving as a present.

River Great Ouse and Tributaries Map presentation box (thin DVD size)
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You can save 10% by purchasing a River Great Ouse and Tributaries DVD and Map in the same transaction.

Grand Union Canal – Leicester Section DVDs

I am pleased to say our Grand Union Canal – Leicester Section DVDs have just been released.

Grand Union Canal - Leicester Section Cover (Combined Version)
Grand Union Canal – Leicester Section Cover (Combined Version)

The Grand Union Canal – Leicester Section DVDs are available in our usual three formats:-

  • Popular – like a television programme showing the highlights of the canal
  • Bowcam – a forward facing camera, speeded up for a little fun, showing the whole canal
  • Combined – both Popular and Bowcam in one box for the best of both worlds, saving money and postage.

Grand Union Canal - Leicester Section DVDs. Popular, Bowcam and Combined (left to right).
Grand Union Canal – Leicester Section DVDs.
Popular, Bowcam and Combined (left to right).

The DVDs follow the Leicester Section of the Grand Union Canal from Norton Junction to Trent Junction, including the Welford, Market Harborough and Loughborough Arms.  We complete our journey along the Erewash Canal from Trent Junction to Langley Mill.

Route covered by the Grand Union Canal - Leicester Section DVDs
Route covered by the Grand Union Canal – Leicester Section DVDs

The Popular and Combined DVDs each include an information booklet and a fold-out map.

Contents of the Grand Union Canal - Leicester Section Combined DVD. Both Popular and Bowcam discs, a fold-out map and an information booklet
Contents of the Grand Union Canal – Leicester Section Combined DVD.
Both Popular and Bowcam discs, a fold-out map and an information booklet

Enjoy this canal from the comfort of your armchair as you watch our Grand Union Canal – Leicester Section DVDs.

We also have the Grand Union Canal – Leicester Section Maps which are available to download in both Acrobat (pdf) and Memory-Map (qct) formats..

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