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

Great Waterways Journeys: 20 Glorious Routes Circling England,

Canal and River by Derek Pratt

Published August 4th 2015
ISBN : 9781472905833
Paperback
256 pages
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 About the Book 

This is a guide to circling England using its inland waterways by boat or on foot. Along the way well learn about the countrys industrial heritage--how cities grew and thrived--and pass through spectacular landscapes and idyllic countryside.MoreThis is a guide to circling England using its inland waterways by boat or on foot. Along the way well learn about the countrys industrial heritage--how cities grew and thrived--and pass 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, including Oxford and Bath. Taking you via the first canal in Britain, youll see Hampton Court Palace, Cadbury World, idyllic Shropshire villages, and iconic examples of Victorian engineering.The route is split up into different sections, so readers can either take on the whole circumnavigation or only one part of it. Celebrating the restoration of the canals that make this journey possible, the book features (and uses, if youre traveling by boat) famous pieces of waterways history, such as the Anderton Lift, the Barton Swing Aqueduct, and the twenty-nine 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, and more.Giving readers a unique way to discover the beauty and variety of Englands waterways, and laying down a new challenge to inland waterways enthusiasts, this is a practical and fascinating guide.