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Great Waterways Journeys By Derek Pratt

Great Waterways Journeys by Derek Pratt

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Who knew you could circumnavigate England by water? This guide takes you along the most beautiful and varied waterways by boat, bike, or on foot.

Great Waterways Journeys Summary

Great Waterways Journeys: 20 Glorious Routes Circling England, by Canal and River by Derek Pratt

This is a guide to circling England using its inland waterways, by boat or on foot. Along the way we learn about our industrial heritage, how cities grew and thrived, as well as passing through spectacular landscapes and idyllic countryside. Beginning in leafy Surrey and ending at Bristol Docks via north Yorkshire, this 780-mile journey passes through the industrial landscape of the West Midlands and the stunning Pennine hills, as well as famous cities such as Oxford and Bath, taking you via the first canal in Britain, Hampton Court Palace, Cadbury World, idyllic Shropshire villages and iconic pieces of Victorian engineering. The route is split up into different sections, so readers can either take on the whole circumnavigation or one part of it. Celebrating the restoration of the canals that make this journey possible, the book features (and uses, if you're travelling by boat) iconic pieces of waterways history such as the Anderton Lift, the Barton Swing Aqueduct, and the 29 locks at Devizes. Each section of the route is illustrated by a map, and features practical information on locks, tunnels and aqueducts, nearby places of interest, good pubs, useful transport links etc. Giving readers a unique way to discover the beauty and variety of England's waterways, and laying down a new challenge to inland waterways enthusiasts, this is a practical and fascinating guide.

Great Waterways Journeys Reviews

Beautifully illustrated ... as comprehensive as any previous book on the subject ... an invaluable atlas * This England *
A stunning celebration of Britain's rich waterways. Finely illustrated and well chronicled ... a great looking book to leave out on the saloon coffee table. * Waterways World *
Guides you through 19 characterful routes by boat, foot or bike. * Countryside *
Highly accomplished photography ... includes plenty of historical information and narratives of canal life * Towpath Talk *
Takes a grand tour around the waterways network. Full of useful information, with detailed maps and information on attractions, all accompanied by fine quality photographs * Canal Boat *

About Derek Pratt

Derek Pratt is a professional photographer and specialist writer on inland waterways. He regularly writes and photographs for Britain's leading waterways magazine Canal Boat and is the author of Waterways Past and Present, London's Waterways, Urban Waterways and The Thames, all published by Adlard Coles Nautical.

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Great Waterways Journeys: 20 Glorious Routes Circling England, by Canal and River by Derek Pratt
Used - Very Good
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