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The montly updates for July 2015 are available, marked as issue 40, for those maps where I know of changes. Many of the changes are minor, but I like to keep these the most up to date waterway maps available.

These include updates to the following cruising maps:-

England & Wales

Ashby Canal
Birmingham Canal Navigations (BCN)
Birmingham & Fazeley Canal
Coventry Canal
Grand Union Canal – All
Grand Union Canal – North
Hatherton Canal (Restoration) Map – FREE
Lichfield Canal (Restoration) Map – FREE
Oxford Canal

Birmingham Mini Ring
Black Country Ring
East Midlands (Leicester) Ring
Stourport Ring
Warwickshire Ring

Posted on Saturday, 25 July 2015 at 08:39

Category(s): Map Updates

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June 2015 updates
The montly updates for June 2015 are available, marked as issue 39. Many of the changes are minor, but these updates ensure these are the most up to date waterway maps available.

Maps updated this month include:

* England and Wales

* Aire & Calder and Calder & Hebble Navigations
* Ashton and Peak Forest Canals
* Caldon Canal
* Huddersfield Canal
* Macclesfield Canal
* Middle Level Navigations
* Oxford Canal
* River Great Ouse and Tributaries
* River Nene
* River Thames
* River Weaver
* River Wey and Basingstoke Canal
* Rochdale Canal
* Shropshire Union Canal
* Trent & Mersey Canal

* Cheshire Ring
* Four Counties Ring
* South Pennine Ring

Posted on Wednesday, 17 June 2015 at 16:59

Category(s): Map Updates

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Lapal Canal

Lapal Canal
The Lapal Canal is the name given to the section of the Birmingham Canal Navigations Dudley No. 2 Canal which is under restoration. It will run from Hawne Basin, at the current limit of navigation on the Dudley No. 2 Canal to Selly Oak where it meets the Worcester & Birmingham Canal.

That's the orange section on this map, which is much easier to say.

It will bypass the collapsed Lapal Tunnel with a new route over the top of the hill. The proposed route will climb from Hawne Basin through ten locks, arranged in four staircases and descend through a further ten locks arranged as four individual locks and two staircases.
Lapal Canal Maps
I've recently released my Lapal Canal Maps and, like all my Maps for Restoration Projects, they are free to download.

This extract shows how the existing, abandoned and new sections are all highlighted.

They are available in Acrobat (pdf) format - either as one large map or split into A4 pages ready for printing.

Like all my maps, they are also available in Memory-Map (qct) format which is the better format for using on phones and tablets (Android or iPhone/iPad) as it has GPS tracking and you can scroll seamlessly around the map.

The Memory-Map format is a little fiddly to install but it's well worth the effort and, once you've got it working, it will be great with all my maps.

You can read more about the restoration on the Lapal Canal Trust website
This is the third, and last release for now, of free maps covering the restoration projects around the Birmingham Canal Navigations. The Lichfield Canal and the Hatherton Canal being covered in my previous posts. I'll be producing further free maps for restoration projects around the country as time permits.

You can see the full list of free maps for canal restoration projects

Please email me (paul@waterwayroutes.co.uk) if I haven't already covered your canal. The more plans and information you can provide the sooner I am likely to cover your canal.

The maps will usually be free for you to use to promote your restoration project, but please ask first.

Posted on Sunday, 7 June 2015 at 07:14

Category(s): Lapal Canal , Maps

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Hatherton Canal

Posted on Friday, 5 June 2015 at 11:08

Category(s): Maps

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Lichfield Canal

Posted on Wednesday, 3 June 2015 at 22:21

Category(s): Lichfield Canal , Maps

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