Christmas Posting Dates 2015

christmas-parcel-200Our 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 2015:

UK — Sunday 20th December
Western Europe — Sunday 13th December
Eastern Europe — Sunday 6th December
USA/Canada — Monday 14th December
Rest of World — Thursday 3rd 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.

Chesterfield Canal DVDs

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

> Chesterfield Canal DVD cover (combined version )
Chesterfield Canal DVD cover (combined version )

The Chesterfield 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.
> Chesterfield Canal DVDs. > Popular, Bowcam and Combined (left to right).
Chesterfield Canal DVDs.
Popular, Bowcam and Combined (left to right).

The DVDs follow the navigable canal from the River Trent at West Stockwith to the limit of navigation at Kiveton Park.  We follow the section proposed for restoration from Kiveton park to Staveley on foot.  Then, with kind permission from the Chesterfield Canal Trust, we follow one of their trip boats from Staveley into Chesterfield.

> Route covered by the Chesterfield Canal DVDs
Route covered by the Chesterfield Canal DVDs

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

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

Enjoy this lovely canal from the comfort of your armchair.  These Chesterfield Canal DVDs, or any others from our great range of waterway DVDs, will make a great Christmas present.  Why not treat your family and friends, or start dropping hints about what you would like for Christmas.

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

Chesterfield Canal Map
Extract from the Chesterfield Canal Map

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

> Chesterfield Canal Map presentation box (thin DVD size)
Chesterfield Canal Map presentation box (thin DVD size)

A big thank you to the members of the Chesterfield Canal Trust who helped on their trip boat and with proof watching the DVDs.

Map Updates – December 2015 – Issue 45

I’ve just released the December batch of map updates, bringing them up to issue 45.  Over forty maps have been updated, although many of the changes are very minor but I like to keep them up to date.  Even a very minor change could be important to somebody.

> Extract from Lapal Canal Map
Extract from Lapal Canal Map

You can see a full list of the issued maps and those with significant changes are: Birmingham Canal Navigations Caldon Canal Chesterfield Canal (Restoration Section Free) Lapal Canal (Free) River Trent Shropshire Union Canal Trent & Mersey Canal Four Counties Ring Black Country Ring 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. There’s still time to order for Christmas, as the last posting day is Monday 21st, but please order before noon to ensure I have time to get it into the post box.  The England & Wales Cruising Maps are proving very popular this year.

> Coverage of the England & Wales Canal and River Map
Coverage of the England & Wales Canal and River Maps

 

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.

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.

Christmas

As it’s 25th October, just two months until Christmas , I hope you don’t mind me mentioning that word.

Christmas Presents

DVDs make great presents and may be helpful for those planning next year’s holiday, remembering past holidays, or seeing places you’re never likely to cruise to.  Armchair boating on sunny days is great when it’s cold outside.

Maps are great for planning too, with our England & Wales Maps covering your cruise wherever you travel on the connected waterways.  All the maps are available on CD which can be wrapped as a present, as well as by download for those who like their maps quickly.

Latest Posting Dates for Christmas 2017

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 2017:

UK Tuesday 19th December
USA/Canada Wednesday 13th December
Western Europe Tuesday 12th December
Eastern Europe Tuesday 5th December
Rest of World Friday 1st December

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