Small books with strip maps alongside a detailed description of the route, with well-chosen photographs. They have 2 inches to 1 mile maps.
Pearson's Canal Companions
Leeds & Liverpool & West Yorkshire Canals (2015)
- eastwards from Sowerby Bridge to Selby & Goole; round to Leeds plus the whole Leeds & Liverpool with branches; Selby Canal. 98pp
£11.50 Available spring 2015
Cheshire Ring & South Pennine Ring (2013)
- westwards from Sowerby Bridge: Rochdale Canal, Huddersfield Narrow Canal, Calder & Hebble Navigation link via Brighouse, Ashton Canal; Peak Forest Canal; Macclesfield Canal; Trent & Mersey Canal; Bridgewater Canal. 106pp
Rochdale & Ashton Canals (2014)
Part 1 of 2: Rochdale Canal; Ashton Canal. 44pp
Part 2 of 2: Huddersfield Broad and Narrow Canals (2014)
Huddersfield Broad and Narrow Canals plus Calder & Hebble link. 44pp
Nicholson Ordnance Survey Guides
5 North West & The Pennines (2013)
Nearly all our routes: Aire & Calder Navigation (Leeds to Wakefield); Calder & Hebble Navigation; Rochdale Canal; Huddersfield Broad and Narrow Canals; Leeds & Liverpool Canal; Ashton Canal; Peak Forest Canal; Macclesfield Canal; Trent & Mersey Canal (Hardings Wood to Dutton); Bridgewater Canal; Lancaster Canal 208pp
6 Nottingham, York & the North East (2012)
- further east and south to York, Sheffield, Goole, Nottingham etc.: Aire & Calder Navigation from Castleford; Selby Canal; River Ouse, River Ure and Ripon Canal; South Yorkshire Navigation; River Derwent and Pocklington Canal; Chesterfield Canal; River Trent; Fossdyke & Witham Navigations. 176pp
South Pennine Ring
Video showing a journey round the South Pennine Ring
Leeds & Liverpool Canal
Video showing a journey across the Leeds & Liverpool
Video showing a journey round the Cheshire Ring
These are what they say, so give a good overall feel for a route. They are not too big to handle.
maps with the waterway superimposed.
Locks, boatyards and navigational
info are shown. The maps give
lock/mile counts and cruising times.
There is no descriptive text.
Available in two formats: to view
and print; or to use as an app so
that your device's GPS always puts
you on the map.
You can choose from versions which cover 7 or 14 day holidays from Sowerby Bridge; or journeys on the Leeds & Liverpool.
Buy direct from Waterway Routes using the links below.
Download the map onto your smartphone or tablet. GPS moves the map as you travel. This works well on a phone, and is stunning on a tablet. Works on Windows computers, Android and iPhones/iPads (does not yet work on Windows phones and Apple computers). Needs MemoryMap to be loaded first (free 30 day trial; full licence £15.00; frequent discounts).
View on screen or print out before
your holiday. 35 A4 pp (7 day) or
79pp (14 day). Scale 3 inches to 1
mile when printed A4; 2 inches to 1
mile A5; variable on device.
Leeds & Liverpool Canal - Foulridge to Leeds
and Aire & Calder and Calder & Hebble Navigations (2014)
Everything between Sowerby Bridge and Barnoldswick, plus A&CN to Knottingley
Leeds & Liverpool Canal - Liverpool to Keighley (2014)
The L&L west of Keighley
South Pennine Ring (2009)
Huddersfield, Rochdale and Ashton Canals, plus Calder & Hebble Navigation link