Canal Guide

Canals of Britain

Canals of Britain

The UK's network of canals was excavated by hand, using an army of navigators over the last 200 years or so. In contrast to their original purpose of moving heavy raw materials and delicate china, they now serve the angler, cyclist and boat lover with thousands of miles of leisure opportunities.Canals are often delightful havens of peace and quiet, places of reflection and wild life watching that provide a vital breathing hole for our cities and towns.

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Central England

Birmingham & Fazeley Canal
Coventry Canal

Grand Union From Napton To Birmingham

Grand Union From Norton To Leicester & River Soar
Oxford Canal (North)

Shropshire Union Canal

Staffordshire & Worcester Canal

Stourbridge & Dudley Canals
Stratford on Avon Canal
Worcester & Birmingham Canal


North West & The Pennines

Bridgewater Canal
Calder & Hebble Canal
Huddersfield Narrow Canal
Lancaster Canal
Leeds & Liverpool Canal
Macclesfield Canal
Peak Forest & Ashton Canal
Rochdale Canal

Shropshire Union Canal
Trent & Mersey Canal


Southern England

Chelmer Canal
Basingstoke Canal
Grand Union Brentford To Braunston
Grand Union Paddington Arm *
Kennet & Avon Canal
Lee & Stort Canal
Oxford Canal
Regents Canal

Wey Navigation Canal



Caledonian Canal-
Crinan Canal
Forth & Clyde Canal
Union Canal from Falkirk to Edinburgh
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Llangollen Canal


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