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Four Counties & Welsh Canals No.4 (Nicholson) – NEW EDITION


New 2023 edition of popular guide covering the canals and waterways in Wales and to the south of Liverpool. 

You can purchase the old edition here.

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New 2023 edition of popular Nicholsons guide No 4 (Four Counties & Welsh Canals) covering the canals and waterways in Wales and to the south of Liverpool. The old edition is available here

Waterways covered in this guide – Caldon and Leek Canals, Llangollen Canal, Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal, Neath & Tennant and Swansea Canals, Montgomery Canal, Shropshire Union Canal, Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal, Trent & Mersey Canal, River Weaver. 

In print for over 30 years, the Collins/Nicholson guides to the waterways have always been a vital part of journeys along Britain’s canals and rivers. They are designed for anyone and everyone with an interest in Britain’s inland waterways – from experienced boaters to those planning their first boat trip, as well as walkers, cyclists and visitors. 

The Ordnance Survey ® Maps have added information showing: 

  • Locks, bridges, tunnels, aqueducts, winding holes and towpaths. 
  • Waterpoints, sanitary stations, pump out facilities and refuse disposal. 
  • Boatyards, pubs, restaurants and local shops. 
  • Mile markers and milestones (distance in miles and number of locks to strategic points along the waterways).

Text includes: 

  • The history and background to each canal. 
  • Local services and places of interest, pubs and restaurants and NEW for this edition: postcodes added for each place.
  • Opportunities for walking and cycling. 
  • NEW for this edition: notes on wildlife to be found along the waterways. 

Comprehensive navigational notes include: 

  • Maximum dimensions and low bridges. 
  • Mileages, advice and potential hazards. 
  • Navigation authorities and contact details.