The purple lines are narrow canals with seven feet wide locks and the blue lines are navigable river. This inland waterways route map reproduced by kind permission of waterways world gives you a useful overview of the inland waterways system.
Whilst we think mainly of their construction during the industrial revolution canals had also been created for irrigation and transportation.
Uk canal and river network map. Free uk canal and river map for desktop android and iphone ipad created through user contribution and canal and river trust map open data. River dee leeds liverpool canal n e a t h c n a l s w a n s e c a n l t n n a n t c a a l north wilts canal river weaver sta s worcs canal b ham fazeley grand union leicester section barnsley canal louth canal dearne dove bridgwater taunton canal reproduced by kind permission of waterways world 1 2 3 4. The open canal map android app is now available.
The lines in red are broad canals with locks over seven feet wide. Map of uk waterways. The term narrow canal does not signify the width of the canal but rather the width of the locks on the canal.
Canals and rivers in england and wales map pdf 7mb individual waterways. The map here is colour coded to indicate which is which. 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.
Find local businesses view maps and get driving directions in google maps. The uk has an extensive network of inland waterways of which our canals form a major part. An interactive map of the canals rivers navigations and waterways of the uk.