Canal Walks

Canal Walks

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By (author) Julia Bradbury

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  • Publisher: Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 112 pages
  • Dimensions: 142mm x 198mm x 10mm | 259g
  • Publication date: 3 March 2011
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0711232490
  • ISBN 13: 9780711232495
  • Illustrations note: 75 colour photographs and maps
  • Sales rank: 95,067

Product description

Seasoned stomper Julia Bradbury dons her walking boots once again to explore the canals of Britain and their accompanying towpath trails. Accompanying the four part BBC television series, the walks featured in this book follow a hidden network of locks, bridges, aqueducts and tunnels, perfect for walkers wanting to explore on foot. It was canals that transformed Britain into an economic superpower, the transport arteries at the heart of an expanding industrial age. By the late 1700s Canal Mania was sweeping the nation and a new and growing network of transport superhighways dominated the landscape. Canals had arrived connecting towns and cities with Britain's industrial heartlands and export hubs. Here are four of the best walks, all offering an insight into Britain's industrial heritage. Navigating Highland Glens, rolling countryside, river valleys and our industrial heartland these waterways cut a sedate path through some of the country's finest scenery. Today, over 2,000 miles of restored canals offer a gateway into a different world. This book covers four different walks: 1. Llangollen Canal- 'A Stream Through The Skies' (North Wales) 2. Caledonian Canal- 'From Coast to Coast' (Highlands) 3. Worcester & Birmingham Canal- 'Industrial Revelations' (Birmingham) 4. Kennet & Avon Canal- 'Restoration & Renaissance' (Bath)

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Author information

JULIA BRADBURY is one of television's most experienced and versatile presenters. She currently co-hosts the BBC1 country affairs programme Countryfile with Matt Baker, and Planet Earth Live with Richard Hammond. She is the presenter of the BBC series Wainwright Walks, Railway Walks and Canal Walks, for which tie-in books are published by Frances Lincoln.

Review quote

Each [canal] is portrayed through lovely colour photos and knowledgeable text, with short mapped walks exploring a section of each waterway. WALK magazine

Table of contents

Introduction 1. Llangollen Canal- 'A Stream Through The Skies' (North Wales) 2. Caledonian Canal- 'From Coast to Coast' (Highlands) 3. Birmingham Worcester Canal- 'Industrial Revelations' (Birmingham) 4. Kennet & Avon Canal- 'Restoration & Renaissance' (Bath)