Exploring Britain's most beautiful waterways. Discover a hidden countryside which is packed with wildlife along with industrial heritage. Regarded as the 'quickest way of slowing down', the canals and rivers of Britain evoke a bygone era when life moved at a more leisurely pace.
A selection of Britain's main navigations is shown. Waterways of Britain offers a well-rounded view of the contemporary inland waterways system. This picture is built up by delving into the historical past, by a close examination of the present scene, together with a forward glance towards future directions and development.
Features a timeline of important waterway developments from early beginnings through to the present day – with a look towards the future. Offers an insight into the sometimes hidden wealth of waterway features and heritage.
Illustrated with mapping and over 300 contemporary photographs. Facts and figures for selected waterways. Introduces the diverse wildlife to be found along the waterways.
Originally published in hardback as The Times Waterways of Britain (2010).