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Nicholson Boating Handbook

  • Author: Emrhys Barrell
  • Binding: Paperback
nicholson boating handbook

A practical, usable guide to getting afloat on Britain's canals and rivers. The authoritative advice and information will inspire confidence and allow everyone to enjoy a successful, relaxing and safe experience on the water.


  • Advice on what type of boating holiday.
  • Where and when to go.
  • Booking your boat.
  • The necessary preparation.
  • Starting your first trip.
  • Boat handling.
  • Negotiating locks, bridges, tunnels and aqueducts.
  • Safety on board.
  • Problems you may encounter and how to deal with them.
  • Those extra-special places to see and things to do.
  • Boating in Ireland and Europe.
  • Buying a boat and boat ownership.

Appendices cover walking and cycling along the waterways; communication on board (mobiles and laptops); where to get more information; boat shows, events and rallies; waterway guides, magazines and videos; glossary of boating terms; bibliography.

Illustrations clearly explain the practical points, photographs show the special nature of the waterways and their features, and maps illustrate the entire inland waterways system and individual canals andrivers.

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