Wey & Arun Canal – FREE Maps

I’m pleased to announce the release of the next in my series of free canal maps for restoration projects.

This covers the Wey & Arun Canal, the River Arun, the River Rother, and the Portsmouth & Arundel Canal, all in one map.

Route of the Wey & Arun Canal, the River Arun, the River Rother, and the Portsmouth & Arundel Canal

The Wey & Arun Canal is under restoration, and will link the River Wey, between Guildford and Godalming, to the River Arun at Pulborough and through the River Arun to the sea at Littlehampton.  Branching off this the River Rother was once navigable to Midhurst, and the Portsmouth & Arundel Canal once navigable past Chichester.

Extract from Wey & Arun Canal Map (also covering the River Arun, River Rother, and the Portsmouth and Arundel Canal)

I’ve produced a Wey & Arun Canal Map, which also covers the River Arun, the River Rother, and the Portsmouth & Arundel Canal.  This is available as a free download in both Acrobat (pdf) and Memory-Map (qct) formats.

There are many more free maps for restoration projects.

You might like to browse my range of Maps and DVDs coving the open waterways too.  I sell these to cover the costs of making the restoration project maps free.  The maps are available for instant download and, with monthly updates, they are the most up to date waterway maps available.

 

 

Melton Mowbray Navigation and Oakham Canal – FREE Maps

I’m pleased to announce the latest release in my series of free maps supporting waterway restoration projects.

Route of Melton Mowbray Navigation and Oakham Canal

The Melton Mowbray Navigation runs from the junction with the Grand Union Canal’s Leicester Section at Syston, just North of Leicester, to Melton Mowbray.  The Oakham Canal continued from there to reach Oakham.

Restoration is proposed for both, although I think the Melton Mowbray Navigation has more chance of success, at least in the early years of restoration, but I’m sure the Oakham Canal is possible too.

Extract from Melton Mowbray Navigation and Oakham Canal Map

I’ve produced a Melton Mowbray Navigation and Oakham Canal Map and this is available as a free download in both Acrobat (pdf) and Memory-Map (qct) formats.

There are many more free maps for restoration projects.

I also sell a great range of Maps and DVDs for the open waterways which I sell to cover the costs of producing the free maps.  The maps are the most up to date waterway maps available, with monthly updates, and available for instant download.

Map Updates – Issue 60 – March 2017

Yes, I do mean Issue 60.  That’s more map updates than you’ll get from anywhere else.

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

Extract from Bridgewater Canal Map

Many of the maps have changes this month – those with significant changes are:-

Remember, you can update your map to the latest version – cost price 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.

River Severn and Gloucester & Sharpness Canal DVDs

I am pleased to say our River Severn and Gloucester & Sharpness Canal DVDs have just been released.

River Severn and Gloucester & Sharpness Canal DVD Cover (combined version)

The River Severn and Gloucester & Sharpness 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 Severn and Gloucester & Sharpness Canal DVDs
Popular, Bowcam and Combined (left to right)

Starting in Bristol, we’ll cruise under the Clifton Suspension Bridge as the tide takes us down the River Avon, to the Severn Estuary and the marina at Portishead.
With our pilot, we’ll cruise up the River Severn from Portishead, passing under the two road suspension bridges, to reach Sharpness.
The Gloucester & Sharpness Canal will lead us past Saul Junction to Gloucester.
Re-joining the River Severn, we’ll continue upstream, passing Tewkesbury and Worcester to reach Stourport.

Route covered by the River Severn and Gloucester & Sharpness Canal DVDs

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

Contents of the River Severn and Gloucester & Sharpness Canal Combined DVD. Includes both Popular and Bowcam discs, a fold-out map and an information booklet.

Enjoy these waterways from the comfort of your armchair. These River Severn and Gloucester & Sharpness Canal DVDs, or any others from our range of waterway DVDs, are great for planning your cruise, or just for fun.

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

Extract from River Severn and Gloucester & Sharpness Canal Maps.

The River Severn and Gloucester & Sharpness Canal Maps are also available on CD in a presentation box which makes them ideal for giving as a present.

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

 

Map Updates – Issue 59 – February 2017

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

Extract from Rochdale Canal Map

Many of the maps have changes this month – those with significant changes 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 – 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

Extract from Manchester Bolton & Bury Canal Map

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.

Extract from the River Wey and Basingstoke Canal Map
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.