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Collins/Nicholson Waterways Guides (5) - North West and the Pennines Spiral-bound – 5 Mar 2009


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Product details

  • Spiral-bound: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Collins; New A5 edition edition (5 Mar. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 000728165X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007281657
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.8 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 385,302 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Born in Oxford in 1948, Jonathan was brought up in rural Yorkshire and later in mid-Wales. He inherited a love of the countryside from his father, a land agent, and spent several years lecturing in agricultural education after training as a farm manager. He went on to establish his own small business renovating period houses, indulging his passion for old structures in very much a hands-on capacity.

Jonathan has researched and written the Nicholson Waterways Guides for over 20 years - and more recently The Times Waterways of Britain - having developed a fascination for Britain's inland waterways while teaching. He currently lives on a 60ft narrowboat, moored on the Forth & Clyde Canal, near Glasgow.


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"Taste in guide books can be a very personal thing, but few serious boaters will venture out without a Nicholson's Guide. There is a wealth of information that even the most experienced cannot hope to keep abreast of, and the guides are welcome valuable for cyclists and walkers too." The Inland Waterways Association.

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Mr. D. C. Mather on 5 May 2009
Format: Spiral-bound
A very useful guide book full of valuable information. Be careful when considering pubs to go to for evening meals etc as we have found some to be shut. "A sign of the times" Better to ring ahead and book just to be sure. Otherwise a good investment.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Rhiannon Davies on 26 July 2009
Format: Spiral-bound
This guide provided information on the route but I think the information on the pubs was a bit disappointing. Given that the majority of the pubs alongside the canal didn't serve evening meals it would have been helpful to have been provided with alternative options.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Graham Barnes on 12 Nov. 2009
Format: Spiral-bound
After borrowing the guide from the library and using it as a guide to walking the Leeds Liverpool Canal I decided to buy a copy for myself.The close attention to detail and the inclusion of pubs and restaurants made it an ideal choice for planning day trips out.
The scale is perfect for walkers as it allows you to link bus stops or railway stations to the walk and then also have a meal at a recommended pub.
I would recommend this guide to anyone who likes to organise their day out along the many miles of canals around our countryside.
Good luck.North West and the Pennines (Collins/Nicholson Waterways Guides)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By D. J. Charnock on 5 April 2010
Format: Spiral-bound
This is primaraly a bargee's user guide to the canals, and not specifically aimed at walkers although they can use this easily. The missing componant is therefore B&B accomodation and which pubs have overnight facilities, but this is easily filled in. Also it is a bit limited if you want to stray more than half a mile from the water's edge; after that elusive pub for example. Having said all that, there is loads of information and suggestions so there is allways something to look forward to. All in all, a good little guide. We especially liked the paper's finish(easily cleaned of smudgy finger prints) and the ring binder made the whole thing robust and easily used in cold weather.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By J. M. O'donnell on 26 Dec. 2009
Format: Spiral-bound
This guide is a must for everyone using the canal system. Explicit information from lock to lock,towns and villages throughout the north west.
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Having decided to walk the Cheshire Ring canal I discoverd that the walk books were rather thin on detail about what you were actually walking past. This book is far more informative, although you do also get to find out where you can turn your boat round etc! Excellent maps which you can tie in to the 1;50,000 of the local area, nos 109 and 119 I think.
Only slight problem, some of the pubs mentioned aren't open when you arrive at them! and as it is designed for bargees it doesn't tell you haw to get to and from the starting points by public transport to avoid walking the route in both directions. However having discovered GMPTE and Northern rail websites this can be solved with a bit of time and effort.
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By AmadouMann on 20 Oct. 2011
Format: Spiral-bound Verified Purchase
Another great guide to waterways. Links to OS maps of great value, as are note to places a short distance from the canal. All that is lacking, in common with other guides in the series, is an indication of places to launch small boats (canoes, inflatables), together with safe parking spots for a few hours. Not everybody tours the waterways in huge steel cruisers!
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By lapal25 on 4 Aug. 2012
Format: Spiral-bound Verified Purchase
I've used 'Waterways World' guides in the past where the maps are larger and clearer, but with less write up about the surroundings. I find these maps a bit too small and not so clear about the canal info - lock, winding info etc. They will be fine though.
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