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Abbotshood Cycle Hire: Adult Tricycles, Tandem, Mountain Bikes and Comfort Bikes on the Grand Western Canal.
The Aire Valley Towpath Route: Links the 22 km length of towpath on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal between Leeds and Saltaire and is suitable for all towpath users.
Anderton Boat Lift: The official BW site with restoration progress information and a webcam.
Aylsham Navigation: The navigation opened in 1779 to extend the navigation of the River Bure and was effectively closed by flood damage to lock in 1912.
Aylsham Navigation: This is a website for those interested or involved with the project its progress. The website is interactive and there are many features available to those that register.
Barge Spotting: A log of narrowboats and barges spotted at Church on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal.
Barnsley, Dearne & Dove Canals Trust:: Helping to restore the canals
The Bedford & Milton Keynes Waterway Trust: Promoting the development of a Bedford & Milton Keynes Waterway.
Blisworth Images: A collection of old photographs of scenes in and around Blisworth, Northamptonshire,dating from as far back as 1880.
Bradford Waterways: Dedicated to the re-opening of Bradford's Canal. The plan includes the building of two retail parks, a business park, 4.5 km of new canal with 6 marinas and various water features.
Braunston - Welcome: A lot of information about Braunston and the area around including the canals and boating activities.
Braunston Canal Society: A group of volunteers working on the canals at Braunston, Northamptonshire, where the Oxford and Grand Union Canals meet.
Brecon and Abergavenny Canal History: A Powys Schools site illustrating canal transport in the 19th century.
Bridgewater Canal: The navigation authority of the Bridgewater Canal.
Brigham Sailing Club: Based at the canalside village of Brigham, 5 miles south of Driffield and 15 miles north of Beverley.
Broads Authority: The navigation authority for the Norfolk and Suffolk Broads.
Canal Navigations: A site covering some of the unique canals found in Britian
Canal Side Retreat: hire a luxury gazebo complete with sauna, hot tub, music (ipod dock) and TV/sports. With private mooring on the Llangollen Canal.
Chester City Council: The navigation authority for the river Dee from above Chester Weir to Almere Ferry.
Chris Deuchar's Web Home Page: Pages include Inland Boating and an unofficial Waterways Craft Guild page.
Claverton Pumping Station: All the opening times, etc. for this historic pumping station on the K&A
The Conservators of the River Cam:
The Cotswold Canals: This website has been created as a result of a photographic survey of the Stroudwater and Thames & Severn Canals, and contains some 300 photos.
Devon County Council: The owners and managers of the Grand Western Canal, which meanders through 11 miles of countryside between Tiverton and the Somerset border.
Driffield Navigation Gallery: Dedicated to ensuring a wider knowledge of the part played by the Navigation in the history of the area, to promoting the Canal's restoration and use.
The Driffield Navigation Trust: The Managers of One of the Independently Managed UK Waterways.
Droitwich Canals Restoration: A "text and pictures" website showing the work being done to restore the Droitwich Canals (Barge Canal and Junction Canal) to navigation.
The Dudley Canal Trust: The Trust has been restoring the underground waterways of Dudley since the early 60's and organises various trips.
Exeter City Council: The navigation authority for the Exeter Ship Canal.
The Falkirk Wheel: Everything you might want to know about the only rotating boat lift in the world.
The Fens: Covers the fenland waterways from the Boston area to Cambridge.
Gipping Angling and Preservation Society: The society is involved in the preservation and conservation of waters and its inhabitants in and around the Gipping Valley areas. We are also managing agents for the Ipswich Borough Council's "Riverside Road" stretch of the River Gipping.
The Gloucester - Sharpness Canal Page: Things of interest on and near the Gloucester to Sharpness Canal for boaters and other visitors.
Gloucester Docks and the Sharpness Canal: This site highlights the main features of Gloucester Docks and the 16 mile ship canal link to Sharpness and the sea. Brief details are given about the history of what can be seen today, with many comparisons of old and current views.
Gloucester Harbour Trustees : The Trustees were originally constituted in 1890 and are responsible for a large area of the Severn Estuary and the tidal reaches of the Rivers Severn and Wye.
Gloucester Quays: Details of the plans to develop the land beside the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal adjacent to Gloucester Docks.
Grand Junction Canal: An account of the Grand Junction Canal, 1792 - 1928, with a postscript by Ian Petticrew and Wendy Austin.
The Grand Western Canal Country Park: Declared a Country Park in 1971 and a Local Nature Reserve in 2005, the canal is owned and managed by Devon County Council, in partnership with Mid Devon District Council.
The Grantham Canal Web Site - 1: Web site produced by Owen Rushby
Grantham Canal Partnership: A lot about the canal including photos and interactive maps
Hollinwood Canal Society: The Hollinwood Branch of the Ashton Canal ran from Fairfield in Droylsden, through Littlemoss and Daisy Nook Country Park to Hollinwood.
Ice Boats of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal: Based on work by the Nautical Archaeology Society
Irish waterways history: This site is about some of the more interesting aspects of the history of Irish inland waterways. One major theme is lost, forgotten or abandoned inland navigations.
Kennet & Avon - The Barge Inn: Honeystreet, Pewsey. An interesting site that includes "The Virtual Barge Inn".
The Kennet & Avon Trade Association: Representing commercial interests along the Kennet & Avon Canal
Lancaster Canal: Black and White - the Story of the Lancaster Canal. A brief history of the waterway.
The Lancaster Canal, History and Information: Another site covering the canal.
Lancaster Canal Restoration Partnership: An ambitious multi-million pound scheme to re-open the most northerly 14 miles of the Lancaster Canal to Kendal.
Leeds & Liverpool Canal: An online journal in words and photos documenting walks along the Leeds & Liverpool Canal.
Leominster Canal Promotions Ltd: The company have sought to research and publish information and guides to the route, history, personalities and context of the canal
Littlehampton Harbour Board: The navigation authority for the River Arun below Arundel Bridge.
London Canals: A site with a focus on the capital city's waterways.
London's Inland Waterways: A towpath and cruising guide.
Medway-Cruiser: nformation that may help you on your voyage either tidal or non tidal river.
Mileposts on the Trent & Mersey Canal: Pictures and information on the canal centred around its mileposts.
The Millennium Link - 2: An information and picture resource of the restoration of the Forth & Clyde and Union Canals in Scotland, including construction of the Falkirk Wheel.
The Norfolk Broads Net: Bulletin Board for the Norfolk Broads.
Norfolk Broads Review: A site dedicated to reviewing the Norfolk broads and places to visit around them.
Norfolk Broads Videos on YouTube: A collection of videos showing various parts of the Broads.
The Norfolk Wherry Trust: The trust helps preserve Albion, the last Norfolk trading wherry, and charters her out to members of the public.
Pennine Waterways: Peak Forest, Ashton, Rochdale, Leeds & Liverpool, Huddersfield and other canals in the area.
Port of Sunderland: The navigation authority for the river Wear.
Port of Tyne: The navigation authority for the River Tyne.
Quarryman's Walk Coventry Canal: This website is designed primarily for school children but people of all ages can use it to explore the Quarryman's Walk.
The Ribble Link Trust: An introduction to the Trust.
The Rickmansworth Waterways Trust: The Trust is a registered charity aiming to promote interest in the Grand Union Canal and its environs in Rickmansworth Hertfordshire
River Bann and Lough Neagh Association: RBLNA is a branch of the Inland Waterways Association of Ireland
The River Hamble Harbour Authority: Part of the website of the Hampshire County Council, the navigation authority of the River Hamble.
River Lee - Our River: About the River Lee. Designed especially for young people and their teachers.
River Stort - History: This Stort Navigation history is part of an excellent Bishop's Stortford and Thorley History and Guide site that will also be of use to visitors.
The River Thames Guide: A guide to the Thames and its surrounding areas.
The River Wey &Navigations: A community site about the Wey Valley. With over 200,000 words and more than 1,000 images, the site is maintained by volunteers who have tried to give you a great introduction to this beautiful and historic valley.
The Rochdale Canal: Derek Parsons' site devoted to the canal and the surrounding area.
Royal Docks Management Authority Limited: The Authority holds a 225 year lease of the entire water areas of the Royal Docks and provides its long term water management on behalf of the owners of the land surrounding the water.
Saul Canal Festival: Saul Canal Festival is the new title for what was once known as the Saul Junction Boat Gathering.
Scotland's Waterways: A British Waterways site covering all the Scottish navigable canals.
The Severn boats and boating pages: Motor boat cruising on the River Severn and Bristol Channel with maps. Includes the Sharpness canal and River Avon.
Severn Tales: Barges, history, books, floods and anything to do with the river.
Shardlow Heritage Centre: A museum at this important Canal Port situated between the River Trent and the Trent & Mersey Canal.
Shoreham Port Authority: The navigation authority for the river Adur below Old Shoreham Bridge.
The Shrewsbury & Newport Canals Trust: Formed to save the canals as very little of the line has been built on and no insuperable engineering problems lie in the way of restoration.
The Slough Arm of the Grand Union Canal: The story, history and heritage of the Slough Arm - one of the last canals to be built in England.
Stenson Lock Gates: Photographs of the replacement of locks gates on the Trent & Mersey Canal.
The Stockport Branch of the Ashton Canal: An arm of the canal that was filled in in 1962.
Stroudwater Navigation: Information about the Company of Proprietors of the Stroudwater Navigation and the canal.
Sussex Waterways: Information on the river navigation's and canals of Sussex. Part of the larger Sussex County Website.
Thames Path Online Guide: Details of the Thames Path and the associated locks, bridges, events etc.
Thames Tideway: Information service about the tidal Thames, which goes from the sea to Teddington in Middlesex.
Thames Web Cam 2: Maidenhead Rowing Club provide this view of the River Thames at Maidenhead.
Towpath Treks: A photographic guide to the Leeds Liverpool canal.
Visit Anglian Waterways: The official guide to the Environment Agency Navigations in the Anglian Region.
Visit K and A: Helping you to explore town and country around Southern England's most picturesque canal.
Visit Thames: An Environment Agency site dealing with all leisure activities on and by the Thames.
Wantage Waterway: Information on the Wilts & Berks Canal, the canal Trust and the East Vale branch in particular.
Wilts & Berks Canal: All you want to know about the Wilts & Berks Canal. Historic or modern apppear here. Designed to compliment the Official Wilts & Berks Canal Trust site.
Wiltshire Waterways Festival 2002: A Waterway Event for all the Family - June 15th & 16th.
Worcester Vista: A general site about Worcester that contains some interesting pages on the local Canals.

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