Colour maps clearly showing locks, towpaths and boating facilities as well as comprehensive navigational notes. First published in the 1970s, the Collins/Nicholson guides to the waterways are designed for anyone and everyone with an interest in Britain's inland waterways - experienced boaters and those planning their first boat trip, walkers, cyclists and visitors. Maps show:* locks, bridges, tunnels, aqueducts, winding holes and the towpath;* waterpoints, sanitary stations, pump out facilities and refuse disposal;* boatyards, pubs, restaurants and shops;* mile markers and milestones (distance in miles and number of locks to strategic points along the waterways). Text includes:* the history of each canal; local services and places of interest, pubs and restaurants;* opportunities for walking and cycling. Comprehensive navigational notes include:* maximum dimensions and low bridges;* mileages, advice and potential hazards;* navigation authorities and contact details. Waterways covered in this guide - River Avon, Birmingham Canal Navigations (Main Line), Droitwich Canal, Gloucester & Sharpness Canal and the River Severn, Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal, Stourbridge and Dudley Canals, Stratford-on-Avon Canal, Worcester & Birmingham Canal.