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Nicholson Boating Handbook


Nicholson Boating Handbook

This helpful guide to navigating Britain’s canals and rivers provides practical advice and reliable information that will boost your confidence and ensure a safe and enjoyable experience on the water. It is published by Nichloson’s – publishers of the most popular canal and waterways guide series.

The contents include:

  • Advice on what type of boating holiday.
  • Where and when to go.
  • Booking your boat.
  • The necessary preparation.
  • Starting your first trip.
  • Boat handling.
  • Negotiating locks, bridges, tunnels and aqueducts.
  • Safety on board.
  • Problems you may encounter and how to deal with them.
  • Those extra-special places to see and things to do.
  • Boating in Ireland and Europe.
  • Buying a boat and boat ownership.

Appendices cover walking and cycling along the waterways; communication on board (mobiles and laptops); where to get more information; boat shows, events and rallies; waterway guides, magazines and videos; glossary of boating terms; bibliography.

The practical aspects are clearly explained through the vivid illustrations, while the unique characteristics of the waterways are captured in the photographs. Additionally, the inland waterways system is well-illustrated through detailed maps showing individual canals and rivers

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Emrhys Barrell



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