Developed from the guides in Canoeist, this book is similar in format to the best selling Canals of Britain.

This comprehensive and fascinating guide to Britain’s river navigations explores routes known and unknown, from world famous rivers like the Thames and the Severn to hidden backwaters like the Wharfe, the Wissey and the Lark. Along the way this absorbing survey discovers the world’s largest castle, hills that are actually below sea level, mansions and palaces, rural idylls and hubs of modern industry. It is an attractive and inspiring but also practical guide, featuring history and folklore, engineering and architecture, riverbank art and waterside pubs. Beautiful photography captures the stunning scenery and helpful maps link everything together.

Size A4

256 pages

49 maps

608 photographs

Soft cover

978 1 4729 0084 5

1st edition 2013

Price £25.00 inc P&P from

Also in ePub and PDF eBook formats, £22.50

‘the reader senses the author has actually boated the waterways about which he writes. Virtually all the photographs are his own, many obviously taken from his kayak; no mean feat... this is a most enjoyable book which may well inspire the reader to widen their knowledge of Britain’s river navigations.’ - Keith Goss, Waterways World

‘He packs in miles of paddling, and pages of travelogue info’ - Rowan Mantell, Eastern Daily Press

‘A comprehensive and practical guide to Britain’s waterways with stunning photography and useful maps is a winning combination’ - Gay Armstrong, Towpath Talk

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