Category: WATERWAYS

Aire & Calder and Calder & Hebble Navigations Maps

Download maps of the Aire & Calder and Calder & Hebble Navigations. The most up to date and clearest maps of the Aire & Calder and Calder & Hebble Navigations are available for download....

Ashby Canal Maps

Download maps of the Ashby Canal. The most up to date and clearest maps of the Ashby Canal are available for download. View on your computer, laptop, smart phone, or tablet, or print if...

Ashby Canal (Restoration Section) Maps – FREE

Free Maps These are my free maps covering the Ashby Canal (Restoration Section) Download these free maps (from the links at the end) to see how good my maps are, and to check you...

Ashton and Peak Forest Canals Maps

Download maps of the Ashton and Peak Forest Canals. The most up to date and clearest maps of the Ashton and Peak Forest Canals are available for download. View on your computer, laptop, smart...

Avon Ring Maps

Download maps of the Avon Ring. The most up to date and clearest maps of the Avon Ring are available for download. View on your computer, laptop, smart phone, or tablet, or print if...

Caldon Canal

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Barnsley and Dearne & Dove Canals (Restoration) Maps

Free Maps These are my free maps covering the Barnsley and Dearne & Dove Canals. Download these free maps (from the links at the end) to see how good my maps are, and to...

Hawne Basin

< JUMP TO Dudley No 2 Canal Next > < Selly Oak Selly Oak > The entrance to Hawne Basin, under the bridge, marks the normal limit of navigation on the Dudley No 2 Canal.  Straight ahead the...

Tipton Junction

< Factory Junction Brades Hall Junction > < Next Birmingham Canal Navigations (BCN)Old Main Line Next > < Parkhead Junction < Next Birmingham Canal Navigations (BCN)Dudley No 1 Canal             The Old Main Line of...

Birmingham & Fazeley Canal Maps

Download maps of the Birmingham & Fazeley Canal. The most up to date and clearest maps of the Birmingham & Fazeley Canal are available for download. View on your computer, laptop, smart phone, or...

Birmingham Canal Navigations (BCN) Maps

Download maps of the Birmingham Canal Navigations (BCN). The most up to date and clearest maps of the Birmingham Canal Navigations (BCN) are available for download. View on your computer, laptop, smart phone, or...

Birmingham Mini Ring Maps

Download maps of the Birmingham Mini Ring. The most up to date and clearest maps of the Birmingham Mini Ring are available for download. View on your computer, laptop, smart phone, or tablet, or...

Black Country Ring Maps

Download maps of the Black Country Ring. The most up to date and clearest maps of the Black Country Ring are available for download. View on your computer, laptop, smart phone, or tablet, or...

Bradford Canal Maps – FREE

Free Maps These are my free maps covering the Bradford Canal. Download these free maps (from the links at the end) to see how good my maps are, and to check you can install...

Bradley Canal (Restoration) Maps – FREE

Free Maps These are my free maps covering the Bradley Canal. Download these free maps (from the links at the end) to see how good my maps are, and to check you can install...

Limit of Navigation

< Next Bridgewater Canal JUMP TO > < R&W Canal Jn MSC Jn > The limit of navigation on the Bridgewater Canal is Waterloo Bridge at Runcorn.  Immediately beyond is the approach road for the Runcorn...

Railway Viaduct is still there

< Next Bridgewater Canal Next > < R&W Canal Jn Top of Locks  > Looking up the line of Runcorn Locks the two arches of the railway viaduct that once straddled the two lines of...

Looking down Runcorn Old Locks

< Next Bridgewater Canal Next > < R&W Canal Jn Top of Locks  > A footpath wanders gently down the line of Runcorn Old Locks, passing through the centre of the lock chambers. There were...

Down the Staircase Locks

< Next Bridgewater Canal Next > < R&W Canal Jn Top of Locks  > Looking down the staircase locks where the Manchester Ship Canal and River Mersey can just be seen between the buildings in...

Stonework for the Locks

< Next Bridgewater Canal Next > < R&W Canal Jn Top of Locks  > The stonework clearly shows the position of the staircase locks.  We’re standing at the top gates, with the seat positioned in...

Looking up Runcorn Old Locks

< Next Bridgewater Canal Next > < R&W Canal Jn Top of Locks  > The stonework marks the position of the five pairs of staircase locks for the line of Runcorn Old Locks. To the...

Seats instead of Gates

< Next Bridgewater Canal Next > < R&W Canal Jn Top of Locks  >   The gate recesses in the locks have been repurposed for the seats.  Hopefully they will be used for gates again...

Junction with the Runcorn & Weston Canal

< Next Bridgewater Canal Next > < R&W Canal Jn Top of Locks  > After descending through four pairs of staircase locks, and before the final fifth pair, the Runcorn Old Locks line met the...

End of the Runcorn & Weston Canal

End of the Runcorn & Weston Canal

< Next Bridgewater Canal Next > < MSC Jn Top of Locks  > < Next Runcorn & Weston Canal JUMP TO > < River Weaver Jn River Weaver Jn > The Runcorn & Weston Canal once came...

Hidden but not Lost

< Next Bridgewater Canal Next > < MSC Jn R&W Canal Jn > The bottom pair of staircase locks originally linked to the River Mersey, then linked to the Manchester Ship Canal after its construction.  The trees...

Bottom of Runcorn Old Locks

< JUMP TO Bridgewater Canal Next > < Top of Locks R&W Canal Jn > The bottom of Runcorn Old Locks leads onto the Manchester Ship Canal, having previously joined the River Mersey before the ship...

Hulme Locks Junction

< Next Hulme Locks Branch JUMP TO > < River Irwell Jn River Irwell Jn > Hulme Locks Junction is where the Hulme Locks Branch (to the right of the photo) meets the main line of...

Hulme Locks Branch Top Lock Gates

< Next Hulme Locks Branch Next > < River Irwell Jn Hulme Locks Jn > The top gates of the top lock on the Hulme Locks branch have seen better days and it’s doubtful they could...

Hulme Locks Branch Top Lock

< Next Hulme Locks Branch Next > < River Irwell Jn Hulme Locks Jn > The top lock of the Hulme Locks Branch was crossed by a swing footbridge and the semi-circle shows where it swung....

Hulme Locks Branch

< Next Hulme Locks Branch Next > < River Irwell Jn Hulme Locks Jn > Looking from the top lock into the basin between the locks where boats turned through a right angle to pass through...

Hulme Locks Branch Bottom Lock

< Next Hulme Locks Branch Next > < River Irwell Jn Hulme Locks Jn > Looking at the bottom lock of the Hulme Locks Branch across the basin between the two locks, with the upper lock...

Hulme Locks Branch Bottom Lock Gates

< Next Hulme Locks Branch Next > < River Irwell Jn Hulme Locks Jn > The top gates of the bottom lock of the Hume Locks Branch are all that’s holding back all the water in...

Hulme Locks Branch Bottom Gates

< Next Hulme Locks Branch Next > < River Irwell Jn Hulme Locks Jn > Viewed from below, the bottom gates of the bottom lock on the Hulme Locks Branch have drifted open and all sorts...

Junction with River Irwell

< JUMP TO Hulme Locks Branch Next > < Hulme Locks Jn Hulme Locks Jn > The lower end of the former Hulme Locks Branch of the Bridgewater Canal emerges from the leftmost visible arch of...

Bridgewater Canal Maps

Download maps of the Bridgewater Canal. The most up to date and clearest maps of the Bridgewater Canal are available for download. View on your computer, laptop, smart phone, or tablet, or print if...

Bridgwater & Taunton and Grand Western Canals Maps

Download maps of the Bridgwater & Taunton and Grand Western Canals. The most up to date and clearest maps of the Bridgwater & Taunton and Grand Western Canals are available for download. View on...

Buckingham Canal (Restoration) Maps – FREE

Free Maps These are my free maps covering the Buckingham Canal. Download these free maps (from the links at the end) to see how good my maps are, and to check you can install...

Caldon Canal Maps

Download maps of the Caldon Canal. The most up to date and clearest maps of the Caldon Canal are available for download. View on your computer, laptop, smart phone, or tablet, or print if...

Cheshire Ring Maps

Download maps of the Cheshire Ring. The most up to date and clearest maps of the Cheshire Ring are available for download. View on your computer, laptop, smart phone, or tablet, or print if...

Chesterfield Canal Maps

Download maps of the Chesterfield Canal. The most up to date and clearest maps of the Chesterfield Canal are available for download. View on your computer, laptop, smart phone, or tablet, or print if...

Chesterfield Canal (Restoration) Maps – FREE

Free Maps These are my free maps covering the Chesterfield Canal (Restoration Section) Download these free maps (from the links at the end) to see how good my maps are, and to check you...

Cotswold Canals (Restoration) Maps – FREE

Free Maps These are my free maps covering the Cotswold Canals. Download these free maps (from the links at the end) to see how good my maps are, and to check you can install...

Coventry Canal Maps

Download maps of the Coventry Canal. The most up to date and clearest maps of the Coventry Canal are available for download. View on your computer, laptop, smart phone, or tablet, or print if...

Ashby Canal DVDs

We follow a cruise along the Ashby Canal from Marston Junction to Snarestone, then look at the restoration work towards Moira. A relaxing, lock free cruise takes us through the wonderful countryside along the...

Avon Ring DVDs

We cruise cruise around the Avon Ring from Stratford upon Avon. A wonderful contrast of rivers and narrow canals through diverse landscapes. The locks along the River Avon are all different as we drop...

Birmingham Canal Navigations (BCN) DVDs

We start from Gas Street Basin and Worcester Bar in the centre of Birmingham and pass Old Turn Junction to see the loops of Brindley’s Old Main Line and the more direct route of...

Birmingham Mini Ring DVDs

We cruise cruise around the Birmingham Mini Ring from Kings Norton Junction. First along the Worcester and Birmingham Canal following a lovely green corridor through the suburbs of Birmingham to reach Gas Street Basin...

Black Country Ring DVDs

We cruise cruise around the Black Country Ring. Our cruise will take us clockwise around the Black Country Ring from Old Turn Junction. We’ll use the Old Main Line for our journey through the...

Caldon Canal DVDs

First we climb through the staircase locks at Etruria, then continue climbing the individual locks to the summit pound from Stockton Brook. We’ll see the motorised Ivy House lift bridge and the two manually...

Cheshire Ring DVDs

We cruise around the Cheshire Ring from Hardings Wood Junction. Our descent of Heartbreak Hill takes us under the Poole Aqueduct that we’ll cross over later. Known to the old boatmen as the Cheshire...

Chesterfield Canal DVDs

Starting at West Stockwith and the junction with the River Trent we’ll cruise along the open section through Retford and Worksop to Kiveton Park and the mouth of Norwood Tunnel. See the open countryside...

Droitwich Canals DVDs

It’s downhill all the way, starting with the narrow locks of the Droitwich Junction Canal, including the staircase locks as we head into Droitwich Spa. We join the River Salwarpe for the passage into...

Forth & Clyde and Union Canals DVDs

We’ll cruise along the wonderful Scottish Lowland Canals. First along the Forth & Clyde Canal from the River Carron, passing Falkirk and Auchinstarry to Stockingfield Junction where we visit the Glasgow Branch. Then through...

Four Counties Ring DVDs

We cruise cruise around the Four Counties Ring anti-clockwise from Autherley Junction. First the twists and turns of the Staffs & Worcester Canal from Autherley Junction to Great Haywood Junction passing landmarks like the...

Grand Union Canal (North) DVDs

Starting at Leighton Buzzard we follow the main line of the Grand Union Canal to Birmingham, passing over the summits at Braunston and Knowle. Along the way we’ll visit the Northampton Arm, the Saltisford...

Kennet & Avon Canal DVDs

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...

Lancaster Canal DVDs

Starting with the Ribble Link, leaving the Leeds & Liverpool Canal at Tarleton Lock, we cross the exciting tidal stretches of the River Douglas and the River Ribble before climbing the locks of the...

Leeds & Liverpool Canal DVDs

We cruise along the route of the Leeds & Liverpool canal from Leeds to Liverpool and visit the branches along the way. Watch us work our way through the staircase locks, including the famous...

Llangollen Canal DVDs

The video starts at Hurleston Junction, climbing the four locks from the Shropshire Union Canal. After passing Swanley Bridge Marina, the base of Cheshire Cat narrowboats, we continue the climb to Wrenbury, the base...

Mid Worcestershire (Droitwich) Ring DVDs

We cruise cruise cruise clockwise around the delightful Mid Worcestershire Ring. As we descend the narrow locks of the Worcester & Birmingham Canal the open countryside gives way to urban surroundings as we enter...

Middle Level Navigations DVDs

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...

Oxford Canal DVDs

We cruise northbound along the Oxford Canal, including the Sheepwash Channel and Duke’s Cut, passing Napton Junction and Braunston Turn. See the crew work the narrow locks and lifting bridges as we climb through...

River Nene DVDs

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...

River Severn and Gloucester & Sharpness Canal DVDs

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...

River Wey and Basingstoke Canal DVDs

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

Stourport Ring DVDs

We cruise cruise cruise clockwise around the Stourport Ring from Stourport Basin. First along the Staffs & Worcester Canal with the picturesque sections leading to Stourton Junction where we have a choice of routes....

Warwickshire Ring DVDs

We cruise cruise around the Warwickshire Ring from Braunston Turn. A short, lock-free section takes us from Braunston Turn to Napton Junction where we turn right onto the Grand Union Canal. We descend through...

Daventry Canal (Proposed) Maps

Free Maps These are my free maps covering the Daventry Canal (Proposed). Download these free maps (from the links at the end) to see how good my maps are, and to check you can...

Droitwich Canals Maps – FREE

Free Maps These are my free maps of the Droitwich Canals. Download these free maps (from the links at the end) to see how good my maps are, and to check you can install...

East Midlands (Leicester) Ring Maps

Download maps of the East Midlands (Leicester) Ring. The most up to date and clearest maps of the East Midlands (Leicester) Ring are available for download. View on your computer, laptop, smart phone, or...

Forth & Clyde and Union Canals Maps

Download maps of the Forth & Clyde and Union Canals. The most up to date and clearest maps of the Forth & Clyde and Union Canals are available for download. View on your computer,...

Fossdyke & Witham Navigation and Tributaries Maps

Download maps of the Fossdyke & Witham Navigation and Tributaries. The most up to date and clearest maps of the Fossdyke & Witham Navigation and Tributaries are available for download. View on your computer,...

Four Counties Ring Maps

Download maps of the Four Counties Ring. The most up to date and clearest maps of the Four Counties Ring are available for download. View on your computer, laptop, smart phone, or tablet, or...

Grand Union Canal (North) Maps

Download maps of the Grand Union Canal (North). The most up to date and clearest maps of the Grand Union Canal (North) are available for download. View on your computer, laptop, smart phone, or...

Grand Union Canal (South) Maps

Download maps of the Grand Union Canal (South). The most up to date and clearest maps of the Grand Union Canal (South) are available for download. View on your computer, laptop, smart phone, or...

Grand Union Canal (South) DVDs

Starting on the tidal River Thames at Brentford we follow the main line of the Grand Union Canal to Leighton Buzzard as it climbs to cross the Chilterns, and starts its descent. Along the...

Grantham Canal (Restoration) Maps – FREE

Free Maps These are my free maps covering the Grantham Canal. Download these free maps (from the links at the end) to see how good my maps are, and to check you can install...

Virtual Cruise along the Ashby Canal

Select one of these starting points then keep clicking on the “Next” link to progress along the Ashby Canal.

Virtual Cruise along the Ashton Canal

You can make a virtual cruise (VC) along the canal from the comfort of your armchair. Just select your starting point below, then click the next buttons to move along the canal.

Birmingham & Fazeley Canal Virtual Cruise (VC)

Choose your starting point (from the links below), then keep clicking the next button for your virtual cruise (VC) along the Birmingham & Fazeley Canal. Main Line of the Birmingham & Fazeley Canal Old...

Coventry Canal Virtual Cruise (VC)

Choose your starting point (from the links below), then keep clicking the next button for your virtual cruise (VC) along the Coventry Canal.

Forth & Clyde Canal – Virtual Cruise

Choose your starting point (from the links below), then keep clicking the next button for your virtual cruise (VC) along the Forth & Clyde Canal and the Glasgow Branch.

The Approach to Hereford

< Next H&G Canal JUMP TO > < End of Navigation End of Navigation > Looking north from the top of Aylestone Hill, this shows the route the Herefordshire & Gloucestershire Canal follows into Hereford.  Having passed...

Roman Road Bridge

< Next H&G Canal Next > < End of Navigation Entry to Hereford > The Herefordshire & Gloucestershire Canal enters Hereford under Roman Road Bridge, identified by the hump in the road to maintain navigation clearances,...