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British waterways system

British waterways system

leisure and tourism on inland waterways

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Published by British Waterways Board in Rickmansworth .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementa summary report of market research conducted by NOP Market Research Limited for British Waterways Board"s Leisure and Tourism Division.
ContributionsNOP Market Research Limited., British Waterways Board. Leisure and Tourism Division.
The Physical Object
Pagination30p. ;
Number of Pages30
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14246898M

Canals and inland waterways - Canals and inland waterways - Waterway systems: Modern inland waterway development has been largely carried out by governments, in contrast to early canal construction, which was mainly undertaken by private enterprise. Most of the older canals were subsequently acquired by the state and are administered by them or their agencies and are subject to . A description of Britain's canal network and its history, with stories of the great engineers, and of the great enterprises whose prosperity was founded on the waterways system. Architectural drawings are provided by the former Chief Architect of British Waterways. "synopsis" may belong to /5(2).

Canals in orange, rivers in blue, streams in grey. The canals of the United Kingdom are a major part of the network of inland waterways in the United Kingdom. They have a colourful history, from use for irrigation and transport, through becoming the focus of the Industrial Revolution, to today's role of recreational boating.   The s were difficult days for Britain's inland waterways. This 30 minute film lists the various activities to be found on British Waterways but spends most of its time following a family.

The British Waterways Board was initially established as a result of the Transport Act and took control of the inland waterways assets of the British Transport Commission in British Waterways was sponsored by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) in England and Wales, and by the Scottish Government in type: Public corporation. by Stanley Holland. Others have touched briefly on this subject, but Stanley is the first to tackle it in such depth. His extensively illustrated book covers the whole range of British waterway numismatics (tokens, ferry tickets, medallions etc) and includes a sample of overseas coins and medals with waterway interest.


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The map companion to the Collins/Nicholson Waterways Guides, covering the entire network of canal and river navigations in England, Scotland, and Wales, including newly restored/opened canals and rivers.

The map identifies narrow and broad canals, navigable rivers, tidal river navigations, and waterways under construction/5(12). Oxford Canal (Inland Waterways of Britain) [British Waterways] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

Oxford Canal (Inland Waterways of Britain). Canals of Britain is a comprehensive and absorbing survey of the entire canal network of the British Isles - the first of its kind. It provides a fascinating insight into the linked up waterways as well as the isolated cuts and quiet waters which may not be fully navigable by larger craft/5(62).

About this Item: British Waterways, London, England, Soft cover. Condition: Good. Used book;clean internally but for some slight spotting to page edges and inside of d in card covers with a little shelfwear and soiling. Online shopping from a great selection at Books Store.

British Waterways is responsible for the 2,mile canal and river British waterways system book in England, Wales and Scotland, and has been the catalyst for over £2 billion of waterside regeneration and the creation of o jobs over the last decade.

Ten million people visit the inland waterways every year, and half the population of the UK livesFile Size: KB. 2 WATERWAYS & DEVELOPMENT PLANS British Waterways’ Involvement with the Planning System British Waterways is a public corporation, sponsored by DEFRA which is responsible for managing approximately 3, km (2, miles) of navigable waterways in the United Kingdom4.

These are shown on the enclosed map and listed in Appendix 1. A File Size: 1MB. This inland waterways route map, reproduced by kind permission of Waterways World, gives you a useful overview of the inland waterways system. Canals and Rivers in England and Wales Map (PDF 7MB) Individual Waterways.

Find out more detailed information about individual waterways across England, Wales and Scotland. Information includes navigation authorities, maximum size of boat. The UK Waterways Guide provides a comprehensive set of maps of our canals and rivers. Clicking on any section of a waterway displays information about its name, length, locks, width etc.

Canal & River Trust is a charity registered with the Charity Commission no. and a company limited by guarantee registered in England & Wales no. Amidst a large collection of non-descript paperbacks there was a small collection of travel books.

I was expecting to see some canal-related books but I was disappointed. However, hiding in the corner of the shelf was a set of slim canal booklets. It was a set of cruising guides published in the late s and early s by British Waterways.

British Waterways decided to publish the first ever series of guides to the waterways and Derek’s employer was asked to take the photographs to illustrate the books. Derek accompanied him as an assistant on the first two books and became so keen on photographing the canals that his employer let him do the rest of the guide books on his own.

UK Canal Maps & Holiday Cruising Guides. Cruising guides & maps for popular UK canals and other navigable inland waterways. Our canal guide maps cover the most popular English, Welsh and Scottish cruising canals and navigations.

Click on the canal name or any any route on the blue UK waterways map to see that cruising guide & route map. Guides to the British Waterways system put out by Collins/Nicholson using Ordnance Survey maps. The guides listed here are the current series with the name Waterways Guides.

Please do not put the older series in here, as the numbering is different. years ago, enterprising businessmen constructed a revolutionary new transport system that led to wealth creation on an unprecedented scale.

The purpose of this site is to reveal the hidden world of Britain’s inland waterways network. Save on worldwide flights and holidays when you book directly with British Airways. Browse our guides, find great deals, manage your booking and check in online. British Waterways manages over miles of canal and river navigations around the country.

These have over miles of associated towpaths, which were originally for horses to. Notes on Contributor. N igel C rowe began his career in heritage in the s, working in the listing branch of English Heritage.

Between and he was the architectural heritage officer for the British Waterways Board and then head of heritage for British Waterways and the Canal & River Trust, where he led a team of regional heritage advisers in England and : Nigel Crowe.

British Waterways Board This page summarises records created by this Business The summary includes a brief description of the collection(s) (usually including the covering dates of the collection), the name of the archive where they are held, and reference information to help you find the collection.

Take a look at our list of main navigable waterways in the UK which include photo galleries or read our introduction to holiday hiring. Take a look at some of the waterway cruising rings which offer boaters a way of exploring part of the waterways system without.

British Waterways Canal cruises in the United Kingdom are a tranquil and relaxing way to explore the countryside. From Scotland to Wales to central London. AdventureAuthor: Christina Pfeiffer. The move of British Waterways into the voluntary sector (save in Scotland, where it will remain a publicly funded body) is being presented as a privatisation, Dare says, but is different from.The Boater’s Handbook is designed for newcomers to boating, but we hope it will also be a handy reminder for more experienced boaters.

In part one, we take you through the nitty-gritty of handling your boat. And in part two, you’ll find important safety rules to help you keep out of trouble.

It’s vital stuff.