Canals Across Scotland

Canals Across Scotland : Walking, Cycling, Boating, Visiting

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This entertaining andinformative book will be of practical benefit to all who discover the historicUnion Canal and the Forth & Clyde Canal, whether walking, cycling, boatingor visiting the Falkirk Wheel or the Kelpies in Scotland. CanalsAcross Scotland provides detailed towpath information, suggests what tosee and do along the way and in the towns passed. The book is full offascinating historical background, knowledgeable descriptions, practicalinformation, good stories and is beautifully illustrated. Side trips to theAntonine Wall, which stretches from the Firth of Forth to the Firth of Clyde, countryparks or to towns like Linlithgow, Falkirk, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch, often bycircular walks, are also described. The canals are forleisurely, timeless exploring during any season and this updated guide will bean essential companion. Normal 0 false false false EN-GB X-NONE X-NONE
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Product details

  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 137 x 217 x 9mm | 317g
  • Caithness, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 90 colour illustrations, 10 maps
  • 1849951624
  • 9781849951623
  • 1,571,095

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'...a useful guide...but it's also an enjoyable read. ...the author entertains readers with fascinating snippets of local history... The 2015 edition brings the story up to date'. Canal Boat -------------------- 'One of the great strengths of the book is that eight of these chapters explore the towns, countryside and Antonine Wall along the route of the canals. ... Hamish gives us many insights into local heritage'. Canal News -------------------- 'This excellent book, written passionately, entertainingly and informatively by Scottish canals expert, Hamish Brown, is a must for visitors to the Union and Forth and Clyde Canals. ...a very readable and lively text which captures the atmosphere of the canals perfectly...' Towpath Talk -------------------- '...an easy read... It is beautiful illustrated with both modern and historical photos, with appendices offering practical information. ...is also well suited for boaters wanting to explore away from tiller'. Waterways World -------------------- '...this welcome book brings it all up to date'. Canoeist -------------------- '...this excellent guidebook will be invaluable to canal users'. People's Friend ------------------- '...a perfect companion to the canals, allowing visits to be planned and to be enjoyed to the full. ...the book is full of fascinating historical background, descriptions, stories, and practical information. It is copiously and beautifully illustrated... an ideal book for anyone who likes their walks (or cycle rides) flat rather than hilly!' Undiscovered Scotland
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About Hamish Brown

Hamish Brown is one of the most respected authors and photographers for his two great loves - Scotland and Morocco. His books include Hamish's Mountain Walk, Three Men on the Way Way which features the Corbetts, the Fife Coast and the West Highland Way. He has also edited volumes on Tom Weir and Seton Gordon, Seton Gordon's Scotland and Seton Gordon's Cairngorms and The Mountains Look on Marrakech tells of traversing the Atlas Mountains end-to-end.
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