Our canal guide maps cover the most popular english welsh and scottish cruising canals and navigations. The map distinguishes between wide and narrow canals.
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 despite a period of abandonment today the canal system in the united kingdom is again in increasing use with abandoned.
Canal system uk inland waterways map. Giant of britain s industrial past. But it would have been lost for ever if not for iwa s campaign with local groups. Waterways world wide beam map canals suitable for a boat of 12ft 6in beam underground tube style canal map note.
The uk has an extensive network of inland waterways of which our canals form a major part. On the map you can click on a waterway for info about the waterway. Zoom in to the map to see more information about an area including nearby facilities on and by the water.
Click on the canal name or any any route on the blue uk waterways map to see that cruising guide route map. Jim shead s map of the inland waterways of england wales. Anderton lift wonder of the waterways.
Most canals are navigable by boats between 55 and 80 feet in length with 2 widths most commonly used narrow beam and broad beam. Droitwich canals re opened in 2011 the restored droitwich barge and junction canals are monument to a 40 year campaign started by iwa. Canals and rivers in england and wales map pdf 7mb individual waterways.
This inland waterways route map reproduced by kind permission of waterways world gives you a useful overview of the inland waterways system. Request the full directory of the inland waterways of great britain below. Find out more detailed information about individual waterways across.
Or click view list for a full list of our canals and rivers. Whilst we think mainly of their construction during the industrial revolution canals had also been created for irrigation and transportation. Download a map of the inland waterways for england and wales.
There s an inland waterway near you 2. Download a map of navigable waterways in england wales. Cruising guides maps for popular uk canals and other navigable inland waterways.
Uk canal maps holiday cruising guides. Canal river trust s canals and rivers map. Canal rivers map.