Map Updates – January 2017 – Issue 58

I’m pleased to announce the January 2017 updates to my cruising maps are now available.

Extract from Rochdale Canal Map

I’ve imported new OS background maps this month, so all the maps have been re-issued.

A few have no other changes but most have some changes to the cruising information.

Remember, you can update your map to the latest version – free during the first year and a small charge after that. You can also upgrade to a larger map. Just email paul@waterwayroutes.co.uk with details of your existing maps for a no obligation quote.

Manchester Bolton & Bury Canal Maps

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I am pleased to announce the December release of my maps includes Manchester Bolton & Bury Canal Maps and, like all my maps for restoration projects, these are FREE to download.

Route of the Manchester Bolton & Bury Canal

The canal once ran from Salford (not Manchester!) to Bolton and Bury and is proposed for restoration.

There’s more information on the Manchester Bolton & Bury Canal Society’s website.

Canal Shop is for sale

Canal Shop Logo

Just in case you hadn’t spotted the advert on Daltons, Neil’s Canal Shop Mail Order Business is for sale.

As a mail order business you could run this from anywhere, so if you would like a part-time occupation which you can fit around family life this might be for you.

Neil has built up the business over many years and is now the biggest outlet for my DVDs.  He also sells a great range of other waterway related items.

Note: this is Neil’s Canal Shop mail order business that is for sale, not Waterway Routes which continues to grow and trade as normal.

Map Updates – December 2016 – Issue 57

I’m pleased to announce the December 2016 updates to my cruising maps are now available.

Extract from Leeds & Liverpool Canal Map

You can see a full list of the latest issue of the maps, but those with significant changes this month are:-

Remember, you can update your map to the latest version – free during the first year and a small charge after that. You can also upgrade to a larger map. Just email paul@waterwayroutes.co.uk with details of your existing maps for a no obligation quote.

A big thank you to everyone who has been kind enough to email me during 2016 with details of changes to help me keep the maps up to date.

River Wey and Basingstoke Canal DVDs

I am pleased to say our River Wey and Basingstoke Canal DVDs have just been released and they will make great Christmas presents.

River Wey and Basingstoke Canal DVD cover (combined version)
River Wey and Basingstoke Canal DVD cover (combined version)

The River Wey and Basingstoke Canal DVDs are available in our usual three formats:-

  • Popular – like a television programme showing the highlights of the canal
  • Bowcam – a forward facing camera, speeded up for a little fun, showing the whole canal
  • Combined – both Popular and Bowcam in one box for the best of both worlds, saving money and postage.
River Wey and Basingstoke Canal DVDs. Popular, Bowcam and Combined (left to right).
River Wey and Basingstoke Canal DVDs.
Popular, Bowcam and Combined (left to right).

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

From Woodham Junction, we work the locks on the Basingstoke Canal and pass the visitor centre at Mytchett. We operate the swing and lift bridges on our way to the limit of navigation at Greywell Tunnel.

Continuing on foot, we follow the route of the abandoned canal into Basingstoke.

Route covered by the River Wey and Basingstoke Canal DVDs
Route covered by the River Wey and Basingstoke Canal DVDs

The Popular and Combined DVDs each include an information booklet and a fold-out map.

Contents of the River Wey and Basingstoke Canal Combined DVD. Both Popular and Bowcam discs, a fold-out map and an information booklet.
Contents of the River Wey and Basingstoke Canal Combined DVD.
Both Popular and Bowcam discs, a fold-out map and an information booklet.

Enjoy these lovely waterways from the comfort of your armchair. These River Wey and Basingstoke Canal DVDs, or any others from our range of waterway DVDs, will make great Christmas presents. Why not treat your family and friends, or start dropping hints about what you would like for Christmas.

We also have the River Wey and Basingstoke Canal Maps which are available to download in both Acrobat (pdf) and Memory-Map (qct) formats.

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Extract from the River Wey and Basingstoke Canal Map

The River Wey and Basingstoke Canal Maps are also available on CD in a presentation box which makes them another great Christmas present idea.

River Wey and Basingstoke Canal Map presentation box (thin DVD size)
River Wey and Basingstoke Canal Map presentation box (thin DVD size)

A big thank you to the Basingstoke Canal Authority and the National Trust for permission to film along their waterways.

Map Updates – November 2016 – Issue 56

I’m pleased to announce the November 2016 updates to my cruising maps are now available.

Extract from free Cromford, Derby, Nottingham and Nutbrook Canals Cruising Map
Extract from free Cromford, Derby, Nottingham and Nutbrook Canals Cruising Map

You can see a full list of the latest issue of the maps, but those with significant changes this month are:-

Remember, you can update your map to the latest version – free during the first year and a small charge after that. You can also upgrade to a larger map. Just email paul@waterwayroutes.co.uk with details of your existing maps for a no obligation quote.

Map Updates – October 2016 – Issue 55

I’m pleased to announce the October 2016 updates to my cruising maps are now available.

Extract from Grand Union Canal Map
Extract from Grand Union Canal Map

You can see a full list of the latest issue of the maps, but those with significant changes this month are:-

Remember, you can update your map to the latest version – free during the first year and a small charge after that. You can also upgrade to a larger map. Just email paul@waterwayroutes.co.uk with details of your existing maps for a no obligation quote.

Christmas Posting Dates – 2016

Christmas Present
Christmas Presents

Our Cruising Maps (available on CD as well as by download) and our Canal DVDs make great ideas for Christmas Presents, but please remember to order in time.

The Post Office publish latest recommended posting dates for Christmas and you need to order from us by these dates for 2016:

UK Tuesday 20th December
USA/Canada Wednesday 14th December
Western Europe Tuesday 13th December
Eastern Europe Tuesday 6th December
Rest of World Friday 2nd December

If you order from us after these dates we will still post the order promptly, but is unlikely to arrive in time for Christmas. The earlier you order, the more certain you can be of arrival in time for Christmas.

Map Updates – September 2016 – Issue 54

I’m pleased to announce the September 2016 updates to my cruising maps are now available.

Extract from Leeds & Liverpool Canal Map
Extract from Leeds & Liverpool Canal Map

You can see a full list of the latest issue of the maps, but those with significant changes this month are:-

 

 

IWA Festival of Water – Pelsall

The IWA Festival of Water 2016 takes place over the August Bank Holiday weekend.  This year it’s at Pelsall at the junction of the Wyrley & Essington Canal and the Cannock Extension Canal, towards the northern edge of the Birmingham Canal Navigations.

Moored at Pelsalll for the IWA Festival of Water 2016
Moored at Pelsalll for the IWA Festival of Water 2016

Waterway Routes is already there.  The Cheese boat will be behind us and the Jam Butty in front.

Entertainment on the common too.
Entertainment on the common too.

There will be land based entertainment as well as the trading boats.

The WRGies tackle anything
The WRGies tackle anything

The Waterway Recovery Group volunteers are busy tackling all the impossible jobs, like relocating a portable toilet which is too heavy to lift, using a pallet and a mini tractor.  I wonder if anyone was in it.

Please come and say hello if you are visiting the show.