The following is a selection of the most popular guides that are available. We do also stock other titles and ranges, so please ask if there is a particular map that you would like. For details of the guide most suited to the area you intend to cruise, the numbers shown against this list are indicated on the route planning pages for each area. .
Regional ‘mApps’ for Android, iPhone and iPad, covering all our hire bases for just £5.99 a region. Location-based with no need for internet connection, you can view your route, track your cruise and even create a log book. With thousands of points of interest including pubs, pump outs, water points, shops, laundrettes, doctors, vets and places to visit, the WaterNav Apps are your essential cruising companions.
E1 English Midlands, E2 South of England
E3 Grand Ring (Grand Union Canal-Oxford Canal-River Thames Ring)
E4 North West of England, E6 The Welsh Canals
E7 East of England, E10 Scotland
Ring-bound, A5 guide-books with detailed narrative information about the area surrounding the route taken by the canals and rivers. Information is given regarding the history of the area, pubs, restaurants, boatyards and local places of interest, including telephone numbers and opening hours where applicable. Each map section shown is a genuine Ordnance Survey extract with the waterway route and features highlighted. Set into chapters covering each waterway, a general introduction at the start of the chapter gives more specific navigational information.
|N1 Grand Union, Oxford & the South East
N2 Severn, Avon & Birmingham
N3 Birmingham & the Heart of England
|N4 Four Counties & the Welsh Canals
N5 North West & the Pennines
N6 Nottingham, York & the North East
|N7 River Thames and the Southern Waterways
Black and white flat maps (sent rolled in a tube) measuring approximately 40cm x 48cm) detailing the route of the canal, canal features (bridges, locks etc) and the location of towns along the route. These maps give a good overview of areas of canals.
|L5 The Cheshire Ring
L8 Chester and Llangollen Canal
L10 The Four Counties Ring
L12 Black Country Canals
L13 The Warwickshire Ring
|L14 East Midlands Canals
L15 The Avon Ring
L16 The Stourport Ring
L17 From Avon to Thames
L18 Grand Union - Braunston to Brentford
| L20 Kennet & Avon Waters
L22 London's Waterways
L23 Southern Counties Waterways
L24 Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal
L25 Fenland Waters
L26 The River Great Ouse
A5 guidebooks with a similar level of information to the Nicholson' guides. Each map page details the facilities immediately near to the canal or river, with a summary given of the number of miles and locks covered by that page, together with the approximate cruising time to be allowed. Popular with first-timers and experienced boaters alike.
|IM1 The River nene - £10.45
|IM2 Fenland Waterways - £10.45
|IM3 The River Great Ouse & Tributaries - £10.95
|P1 The Stourport Ring including BCN
P2 Severn & Avon
P3 Welsh Waters
|P4 Four Counties Ring
P5 Cheshire Ring
P7 Oxford & Grand Union
|P6 South Midlands & Warwickshire Ring
P8 Kennet & Avon and Middle Thames
P9 Pennine Waters
For the following maps / guides, please call our booking office on 0330 333 0590 to buy.
Geo Projects Map / Guides
Coloured fold-out maps detailing the route of the canal or waterway, extending to significant villages and towns up to about 5 miles from the waterway. Each map includes an overall introduction to the waterway, with additional paragraphs detailing history, sites of interest and significant canal features.
G1 Kennet & Avon Canal £7.50
G20 Llangollen and Montgomery Canals £7.50
G29 Thames Ring Atlas (47 page ring-bound book) £14.20
A5 cruising map in colour booklet detailing the route of the canal, canal features and the locations of towns along the route.
WR1 Forth & Clyde and Union Canals £7.50
The Droitwich Canals Guide
D1 - The Droitwich Canals Navigation & Visitor Guide £8.95
The Boaters Handbook DVD
A link to this video will be sent to you upon final balance confirmation. Or click here.
if you'd like us to send you a copy a charge of 85p is payable.
NP Nicholson's Ordnance Survey Inland Waterway Map of GB £10.50
GP Geo Projects Canal Map of Great Britain £8.20
LP Lockmaster Coloured Route Planner £5.70
NPS Nicholson's OS Inland Waterways Map of Scotland £10.50
More than a guide, this is a new concept of leisure on Britain's inland waterways. Bursting with photographs, ideas and essentials for seriously chilled days out, weekends and holidays.
Discover quirky waterside festivals, floating B&Bs, slow bike rides, alfresco teashops, cosy cottages, narrowboats and so much more.
Just £14.99 from ABC Boat Hire