North West & Pennines No.5 (Nicholson)


Popular guide covering the canals and waterways in the north west of England around Merseyside and Manchester.  The edition supplied is the current one, published in 2023.

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Popular guide covering the canals and waterways in the north west of England around Merseyside and Manchester. Colour Ordnance Survey® maps clearly show locks, towpaths and boating facilities. There are also comprehensive navigational notes as well as descriptions of the towns and villages, pubs and restaurants alongside the waterways. 

Waterways covered in this guide –  Aire & Calder Navigation, Bridgewater Canal, Calder & Hebble Navigation, Huddersfield Narrow Canal, Huddersfield Broad Canal, Lancaster Canal, Leeds & Liverpool Canal, Macclesfield Canal, Peak Forest and Ashton Canals, Rochdale Canal, Trent & Mersey Canal.

In print for over 40 years, the Collins/Nicholson guides to the waterways have always been a vital part of journeys along Britain’s canals and rivers. The guides 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 listed with postcodes – ideal for sat-navs. 
  • Opportunities for walking and cycling. 
  • 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.