Text and photographs copyright of Jim Shead.
Top 100 Sites
Walking the Waterways For the thousands of people who love to walk the towpaths of our Canals and Rivers.
UK Waterways Locks and Distances How many miles of waterway are there? How has the canal and river system grown and declined over the years? I try to answer these and many more questions on these pages.
Seven Wonders of the Waterways Description and pictures of these seven engineerig achievements.
A New Wonder of the Waterways The amazing new Falkirk Wheel photographed by Hazel Phillips.
Getting Afloat Some points to be considered when buying a boat.
Safe and Friendly Cruisng Advice on boating etiquette from the leading inland waterways organisations.
Canal Aqueducts A list of the major aqueducts on each waterway
Canal Tunnels A list of major canal tunnels in length order.
Lock Flights A list of lock flights in size order.
River Thames Lock Sizes River Thames Lock Sizes Individual lock sizes for each Thames lock.
Navigation Authorities Addresses, contact details and wateraways covered by all the navigation authorities for which information is available.
Site Building Information about how to build your own Waterways Website.
Waterway Names to Codes A waterways coding system as used on these pages and their supporting database.
Cruise Logs Monthly accounts of our voyages starting from 1994. With details of locks, miles and cruising times for each stage of the journey.
Cruising Times Average, maximum and minimum cruising times for each waterway we have travelled, together with Lock/Miles per hour for each category. The figures are based on our cruises since 1994.
Bantam Tugs All about these push-pull tugs built in the 1950s and 60s.
My Holidays on Inland Waterways The Web Version of this book by P Bonthron, with full text and photographs. First published in 1916.
Publishing Waterways Articles and Books Publishing waterways history articles and books on the web.
Chronology Waterway Events in year order. What was happening in 1774, or any other year?
Family History A page for those people trying to trace an ancestor with a waterways connection.
A Journey down the Grantham Canal - 1881 This article was first published in June 2001 in Issue No 9 of Waterfront, a quarterly magazine about the Grantham Canal. My thanks to the author and the Grantham Canal Partnership for allowing its publication here.