101 Wonders of the Waterways: A guide to the sights and secrets of Britain's canals and rivers (Paperback)

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A charming and characterful guidebook to the best of Britain's diverse and fascinating canal network for all waterway enthusiasts.

Beautifully illustrated, this compendium uncovers the many extraordinary, notable and surprising places to be found on Britain's waterways. Our canals and rivers link into a diverse 3,000-mile-long network, and 101 Wonders of the Waterways shows you that wherever you find yourself in the country, there will be something nearby to give you a taste of this beautiful and nostalgia-infused world.

Canal cruising experts Steve Haywood and Moira Haynes bring our waterways to life with their witty and lyrical prose, including many lesser-known and often ignored places – the best-kept secrets of Britain's canals and rivers. Some examples of wonders include:

· Historic Hungerford in Berkshire, where William of Orange was staying when he was offered the crown after the Glorious Revolution
· The world famous Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, soaring spectacularly on slender tapered columns 126 feet over the River Dee below
· Hest Bank, with its stunning views and the only place where a canal runs so close to the seashore that you can smell the seaweed from the back of your boat

As well as lively personal anecdotes, and insightful commentary on Britain's heritage and history, this guide includes handy recommendations to help you make the most of your visit to each wonder. This is the book you will want to have in the back of your car, or stuffed into your backpack, so you can find an idyllic place for a picnic, or the perfect day trip for a long weekend.

About the Author


Steve Haywood is a writer, journalist and filmmaker, and the author of five previous waterways books. He's been a devoted inland waterways narrowboater for fifty years and has written a monthly column for the magazine Canal Boat for more than ten years. He is author of Tales from the Tillerman (Adlard Coles).

Moira Haynes is a trained journalist who has worked in local and regional newspapers. She has spent several years as a liveaboard cruising the length and breadth of our canals and navigable rivers.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781472991775
ISBN-10: 147299177X
Publisher: Adlard Coles
Publication Date: April 4th, 2023
Pages: 208
Language: English