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2008 Voyage

2008 April Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal.

2008 May Shropshire Union Main Line, Shropshire Union - Middlewich Branch and Shropshire Union Main Line.

2008 June Shropshire Union - Middlewich Branch and Trent and Mersey Canal.

2008 July Macclesfield Canal, Peak Forest Canal, Ashton Canal, Huddersfield Narrow Canal, Peak Forest Canal and Macclesfield Canal.

2008 August Trent and Mersey Canal, Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal, Shropshire Union Main Line, Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal, Shropshire Union Main Line and Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal.

2008 September Trent and Mersey Canal.

2007 Voyage

2007 August Middle Level - Old River Nene, Old West River (Great Ouse) and River Great Ouse.

2007 September Old West River (Great Ouse), Middle Level - Well Creek, Middle Level - Old River Nene, Middle Level - Ramsey High Lode, Middle Level - Old River Nene, Middle Level - Whittlesey Dyke and River Nene.

2007 October Grand Union Northampton Branch, Grand Union Main Line, Oxford Canal (Northern Section), Coventry Canal, Coventry Canal (Detached Portion) and Trent and Mersey Canal.

2006 Voyage

2006 July River Nene, Grand Union Northampton Branch and Grand Union Main Line.

2006 August River Thames, Kennet and Avon Canal and River Thames.

2006 September Oxford Canal (Southern Section), Grand Union Main Line, Grand Union Northampton Branch, River Nene and River Nene Stanground Branch.

2005 Voyage

2005 April River Nene, Grand Union Northampton Branch, Grand Union Main Line, Oxford Canal (Northern Section), Coventry Canal and Ashby de la Zouch Canal.

2005 May Coventry Canal, Birmingham and Fazeley Canal, Coventry Canal (Detached Portion), Trent and Mersey Canal, Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal, Shropshire Union Main Line, Shropshire Union - Llangollen Canal, Shropshire Union Montgomery Canal, Shropshire Union - Llangollen Canal and Shropshire Union Main Line.

2005 June Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal, River Severn, Gloucester & Sharpness Ship Canal, River Severn, Lower Avon Navigation, Upper Avon, Stratford upon Avon Canal, Stratford upon Avon Canal - Kingswood Branch, Grand Union Main Line and Oxford Canal (Southern Section).

2005 July River Thames, Kennet and Avon Canal, River Thames, River Wey, River Thames and Grand Union Main Line.

2005 August Oxford Canal (Northern Section), Coventry Canal, Birmingham and Fazeley Canal, Coventry Canal (Detached Portion), Trent and Mersey Canal, Caldon Branch - Trent and Mersey Canal, Leek Branch - Trent and Mersey Canal, Trent and Mersey Canal, Bridgewater Canal and Trent and Mersey Canal.

2005 September River Trent, Grand Union Leicester Section, Grand Union Market Harborough Branch, Grand Union Leicester Section, Grand Union Main Line, Oxford Canal (Southern Section), Grand Union Main Line and River Nene.

2005 October

2004 Voyages

2004 April Middle Level - Whittlesey Dyke, Middle Level - Ramsey High Lode, Middle Level - Old River Nene, Middle Level - New Dyke, Middle Level - Forty Foot River, Middle Level - Whittlesey Dyke and River Nene Stanground Branch.

2004 May River Nene.

2004 June Grand Union Northampton Branch, Grand Union Main Line, Grand Union Leicester Section, Grand Union Main Line, Oxford Canal (Southern Section), Duke's Cut, River Thames, Oxford Canal (Southern Section), Grand Union Main Line, Stratford upon Avon Canal and Worcester and Birmingham Canal.

2004 July River Severn, Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal, Shropshire Union Main Line, Shropshire Union - Middlewich Branch, Trent and Mersey Canal, Bridgewater Canal, Rochdale Canal, Calder and Hebble Navigation, Huddersfield Broad Canal and Huddersfield Narrow Canal.

2004 August Ashton Canal, Peak Forest Canal, Macclesfield Canal, Trent and Mersey Canal, Shropshire Union - Middlewich Branch, Shropshire Union Main Line, Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal, Trent and Mersey Canal and Grand Union Leicester Section.

2004 September Grand Union Main Line, Oxford Canal (Northern Section), Ashby de la Zouch Canal, Coventry Canal, Birmingham and Fazeley Canal, Coventry Canal (Detached Portion), Birmingham and Fazeley Canal, Coventry Canal, Oxford Canal (Northern Section), Grand Union Main Line, Grand Union Leicester Section, Grand Union Main Line, Grand Union Northampton Branch and River Nene.

2004 October River Nene Stanground Branch.

2003 Voyage

2003 April Middle Level - Whittlesey Dyke, Middle Level - Old River Nene, Middle Level - Well Creek, Old West River (Great Ouse), River Wissey, Old West River (Great Ouse), River Cam, Old West River (Great Ouse), River Great Ouse, Old West River (Great Ouse), Little Ouse or Brandon River, Old West River (Great Ouse), Middle Level - Well Creek, Middle Level - Old River Nene, Middle Level - Whittlesey Dyke, River Nene Stanground Branch, River Nene, Grand Union Northampton Branch, Grand Union Main Line and Oxford Canal (Northern Section).

2003 May Coventry Canal, Coventry Canal (Detached Portion), Trent and Mersey Canal, Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal, Shropshire Union Main Line, Shropshire Union - Middlewich Branch, Trent and Mersey Canal, Bridgewater Canal, Stretford and Leigh Branch (Bridgewater Canal), Leeds & Liverpool - Leigh Branch, Leeds and Liverpool Canal, Leeds & Liverpool - Rufford Branch and Lancaster Canal.

2003 June Lancaster Canal - Glasson Dock Branch, Lancaster Canal, Ribble Link, Leeds & Liverpool - Rufford Branch, Leeds and Liverpool Canal, Leeds & Liverpool - Leigh Branch, Stretford and Leigh Branch (Bridgewater Canal), Bridgewater Canal, Ashton Canal, Peak Forest Canal, Whaley Bridge Branch, Peak Forest Canal, Macclesfield Canal and Trent and Mersey Canal.

2003 July Coventry Canal (Detached Portion), Coventry Canal, Oxford Canal (Northern Section), Oxford Canal (Southern Section), River Thames, Kennet and Avon Canal, River Avon (Bristol) and Kennet and Avon Canal.

2003 August River Thames, Kennet and Avon Canal, River Thames, Kennet and Avon Canal, River Thames and Grand Union Main Line.

2003 September Grand Union Regents Canal, Hertford Union Canal (Grand Union), River Lee, Hertford Union Canal (Grand Union), Grand Union Main Line, Oxford Canal (Northern Section) and Grand Union Main Line.

2003 October Grand Union Northampton Branch, River Nene and River Nene Stanground Branch.

2002 Voyage

2002 April River Nene, Grand Union Northampton Branch, Grand Union Main Line, River Thames and Oxford Canal (Southern Section).

2002 May

2002 June Oxford Canal (Northern Section), Grand Union Main Line, Grand Union Leicester Section, Grand Union Market Harborough Branch, Grand Union Leicester Section, River Trent, Trent and Mersey Canal, Caldon Branch - Trent and Mersey Canal, Leek Branch - Trent and Mersey Canal, Caldon Branch - Trent and Mersey Canal, Trent and Mersey Canal and Shropshire Union - Middlewich Branch.

2002 July Shropshire Union - Llangollen Canal, Shropshire Union Main Line, Trent and Mersey Canal and River Weaver.

2002 August Trent and Mersey Canal, Bridgewater Canal, Stretford and Leigh Branch (Bridgewater Canal), Leeds & Liverpool - Leigh Branch, Leeds and Liverpool Canal, Aire & Calder Navigation - Wakefield Section, Calder and Hebble Navigation, Huddersfield Broad Canal, Calder and Hebble Navigation, Aire & Calder Navigation - Wakefield Section, Leeds and Liverpool Canal and Aire & Calder Main Line.

2002 September Sheffield & South Yorkshire Navigation, Fossdyke Canal, River Witham Navigation, Fossdyke Canal, River Trent, Trent and Mersey Canal, Coventry Canal (Detached Portion), Coventry Canal, Oxford Canal (Northern Section), Grand Union Main Line, Grand Union Northampton Branch and River Nene.

2002 October River Nene Stanground Branch.

2001 Cruise

2001 April River Nene, Grand Union Northampton Branch, Grand Union Main Line, Oxford Canal (Northern Section), Coventry Canal, Birmingham and Fazeley Canal and Trent and Mersey Canal.

2001 May Bridgewater Canal, Leeds & Liverpool - Leigh Branch, Leeds and Liverpool Canal, Aire & Calder Navigation - Wakefield Section, Calder and Hebble Navigation, Huddersfield Broad Canal, Huddersfield Narrow Canal and Peak Forest Canal.

2001 June Whaley Bridge Branch, Macclesfield Canal, Trent and Mersey Canal, Shropshire Union - Middlewich Branch, Shropshire Union Main Line, Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal, River Severn, Gloucester & Sharpness Ship Canal, Lower Avon Navigation, Upper Avon, Stratford upon Avon Canal and Grand Union Main Line.

2001 July Oxford Canal (Southern Section), Duke's Cut, River Thames, Kennet and Avon Canal, River Avon (Bristol) and Kennet and Avon Canal.

2001 August River Thames, Grand Union Main Line, Grand Union Aylesbury Branch and Grand Union Main Line.

2001 September Oxford Canal (Northern Section), Grand Union Main Line, Grand Union Northampton Branch and River Nene.

2000 Cruise

2000 April River Nene, Grand Union Northampton Branch, Grand Union Main Line, Stratford upon Avon Canal, Worcester and Birmingham Canal, Dudley Canal Line No 1, Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal, Trent and Mersey Canal and Caldon Branch - Trent and Mersey Canal.

2000 May Trent and Mersey Canal, Shropshire Union Main Line, Shropshire Union - Middlewich Branch, Trent and Mersey Canal, Bridgewater Canal, Leeds & Liverpool - Leigh Branch and Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

2000 June Aire & Calder Navigation - Wakefield Section, Calder and Hebble Navigation, Rochdale Canal, Calder and Hebble Navigation, Aire & Calder Navigation - Wakefield Section and Aire & Calder Main Line.

2000 July Sheffield and South Yorkshire New Junction Canal, Sheffield & South Yorkshire Navigation, Sheffield and South Yorkshire New Junction Canal, Aire & Calder Main Line, Aire & Calder Navigation - Selby Section, River Ouse (Yorkshire), River Ure, Ripon Canal, River Ure, River Ouse (Yorkshire), Aire & Calder Navigation - Selby Section, Aire & Calder Main Line, Sheffield and South Yorkshire New Junction Canal, Sheffield & South Yorkshire Navigation, River Trent, Trent and Mersey Canal, Coventry Canal (Detached Portion), Coventry Canal, Oxford Canal (Northern Section) and Grand Union Main Line.

2000 August Oxford Canal (Southern Section), River Thames, Grand Union Main Line, Grand Union Regents Canal, River Lee, River Stort, River Lee and River Thames.

2000 September Kennet and Avon Canal, River Thames and Grand Union Main Line.

2000 October Grand Union Northampton Branch and River Nene.

1999 Main Voyage

1999 May River Nene, Grand Union Northampton Branch, Grand Union Main Line and Oxford Canal (Southern Section).

1999 June River Thames, Kennet and Avon Canal, River Avon (Bristol) and Kennet and Avon Canal.

1999 July River Thames, Oxford Canal (Southern Section), Grand Union Main Line, Digbeth Branch Canal, Birmingham and Fazeley Canal, BCN Main Line and Dudley Canal Line No 1.

1999 August Stourbridge Canal, Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal, River Severn, Worcester and Birmingham Canal, Stratford upon Avon Canal, Upper Avon, Lower Avon Navigation, River Severn, Gloucester & Sharpness Ship Canal, Lower Avon Navigation, River Severn and Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal.

1999 September Shropshire Union Main Line, Shropshire Union - Llangollen Canal, Shropshire Union Montgomery Canal, Shropshire Union - Llangollen Canal, Shropshire Union Main Line, Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal, Trent and Mersey Canal, Coventry Canal (Detached Portion), Birmingham and Fazeley Canal, Coventry Canal and Oxford Canal (Northern Section).

1999 October Grand Union Main Line, Oxford Canal (Southern Section), Grand Union Main Line, Grand Union Northampton Branch and River Nene.

1999 Spring Voyage

1999 April Middle Level - Whittlesey Dyke, Middle Level - Old River Nene, Middle Level - Well Creek, Old West River (Great Ouse), River Great Ouse, Old West River (Great Ouse), River Cam, Old West River (Great Ouse), Middle Level - Well Creek, Middle Level - Old River Nene, Middle Level - Whittlesey Dyke and River Nene Stanground Branch.

1998 Voyage

1998 March River Nene.

1998 April Grand Union Northampton Branch, Grand Union Main Line, River Thames, River Wey, Basingstoke Canal, River Wey and River Thames.

1998 May Oxford Canal (Southern Section), Grand Union Main Line, Oxford Canal (Northern Section), Grand Union Main Line, Grand Union Leicester Section, River Trent, Fossdyke Canal and River Witham Navigation.

1998 June Kyme Eau - Sleaford Canal, River Witham Navigation, Fossdyke Canal, River Trent, Chesterfield Canal, Sheffield & South Yorkshire Navigation, Sheffield and South Yorkshire New Junction Canal, Aire & Calder Main Line, Aire & Calder Navigation - Selby Section, River Derwent, Pocklington Canal, River Derwent, Aire & Calder Navigation - Selby Section, River Ouse (Yorkshire), River Ure and Ripon Canal.

1998 July River Ure, River Ouse (Yorkshire), Aire & Calder Navigation - Selby Section, Aire & Calder Main Line, Aire & Calder Navigation - Wakefield Section, Calder and Hebble Navigation, Huddersfield Broad Canal, Calder and Hebble Navigation, Rochdale Canal, Calder and Hebble Navigation, Aire & Calder Navigation - Wakefield Section, Aire & Calder Main Line and Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

1998 August Shropshire Union Main Line, Manchester Ship Canal, River Weaver and Manchester Ship Canal.

1998 September Ashton Canal, Peak Forest Canal, Whaley Bridge Branch, Macclesfield Canal, Trent and Mersey Canal, Shropshire Union - Middlewich Branch, Shropshire Union Main Line, Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal, Trent and Mersey Canal, Coventry Canal (Detached Portion), Birmingham and Fazeley Canal and Coventry Canal.

1998 October Oxford Canal (Northern Section), Grand Union Main Line, Grand Union Northampton Branch and River Nene.

1997 Main Voyage

1997 May River Nene, Grand Union Northampton Branch, Grand Union Main Line, Stratford upon Avon Canal, Worcester and Birmingham Canal, Old Main Line (BCN) and Dudley Canal Line No 1.

1997 June Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal, Shropshire Union Main Line, Shropshire Union - Llangollen Canal, Shropshire Union Main Line, Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal, River Severn and Gloucester & Sharpness Ship Canal.

1997 July Lower Avon Navigation, Upper Avon, Stratford upon Avon Canal, Grand Union Main Line, Oxford Canal (Southern Section), River Thames and Kennet and Avon Canal.

1997 August River Thames and River Lee.

1997 September River Stort, River Lee, Grand Union Main Line, Grand Union Aylesbury Branch, Grand Union Main Line, Oxford Canal (Northern Section), Ashby de la Zouch Canal and Coventry Canal.

1997 October Oxford Canal (Northern Section), Grand Union Main Line, Grand Union Northampton Branch and River Nene.

1997 Spring Voyage

1997 March Middle Level - Whittlesey Dyke, Middle Level - Old River Nene, Middle Level - Well Creek, Old West River (Great Ouse) and River Great Ouse.

1997 April Old West River (Great Ouse), River Cam, Old West River (Great Ouse), Burwell Lode, Old West River (Great Ouse), River Lark (Great Ouse), Old West River (Great Ouse), River Wissey, Old West River (Great Ouse), Middle Level - Well Creek, Middle Level - Old River Nene, Middle Level - Ramsey High Lode, Middle Level - Old River Nene, Middle Level - Whittlesey Dyke and River Nene Stanground Branch.

1996 Main Voyage

1996 April River Nene, Grand Union Northampton Branch, Grand Union Main Line, Oxford Canal (Northern Section), Ashby de la Zouch Canal, Coventry Canal, Birmingham and Fazeley Canal, Trent and Mersey Canal, Bridgewater Canal, Stretford and Leigh Branch (Bridgewater Canal), Leeds & Liverpool - Leigh Branch, Leeds and Liverpool Canal, Leeds & Liverpool - Rufford Branch and Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

1996 May Aire & Calder Navigation - Wakefield Section, Calder and Hebble Navigation, Rochdale Canal, Calder and Hebble Navigation, Aire & Calder Navigation - Wakefield Section, Aire & Calder Main Line, Aire & Calder Navigation - Selby Section and River Ouse (Yorkshire).

1996 June River Ure, Ripon Canal, River Ure, River Ouse (Yorkshire), Aire & Calder Navigation - Selby Section, Aire & Calder Main Line, Sheffield & South Yorkshire Navigation, Chesterfield Canal, Fossdyke Canal, River Witham Navigation, Maud Foster Drain and River Witham Navigation.

1996 July Fossdyke Canal, River Trent, Grand Union Erewash Canal, Grand Union Leicester Section, Grand Union Market Harborough Branch, Grand Union Leicester Section, Grand Union Welford Branch, Grand Union Leicester Section, Grand Union Main Line, Stratford upon Avon Canal, Worcester and Birmingham Canal and Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal.

1996 August Shropshire Union Main Line, Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal, Trent and Mersey Canal, Birmingham and Fazeley Canal, Coventry Canal, Ashby de la Zouch Canal, Coventry Canal, Birmingham and Fazeley Canal, Tame Valley Canal, Daw End Branch Canal (BCN), Wyrley and Essington Canal (BCN), BCN Main Line, Netherton Tunnel Branch Canal, Dudley Canal Line No 2, Stratford upon Avon Canal, Grand Union Main Line and Oxford Canal (Southern Section).

1996 September River Thames and Grand Union Main Line.

1996 October Oxford Canal (Northern Section), Grand Union Main Line, Grand Union Northampton Branch and River Nene.

1995 Bath to York

1995 April River Nene, Grand Union Northampton Branch, Grand Union Main Line, River Thames, River Wey, River Thames and Kennet and Avon Canal.

1995 May River Avon (Bristol), Kennet and Avon Canal and River Thames.

1995 June Oxford Canal (Southern Section), Grand Union Main Line, Stratford upon Avon Canal, Upper Avon, Lower Avon Navigation and Gloucester & Sharpness Ship Canal.

1995 July Worcester and Birmingham Canal, BCN Main Line, Walsall Canal, BCN Main Line, Shropshire Union Main Line, Shropshire Union - Llangollen Canal, Shropshire Union Main Line, Shropshire Union - Middlewich Branch, Trent and Mersey Canal, Caldon Branch - Trent and Mersey Canal, Leek Branch - Trent and Mersey Canal, Caldon Branch - Trent and Mersey Canal and Trent and Mersey Canal.

1995 August Macclesfield Canal, Peak Forest Canal, Bridgewater Canal, Preston Brook Branch (Bridgewater Canal), Trent and Mersey Canal, Shropshire Union - Middlewich Branch and Shropshire Union Main Line.

1995 September Shropshire Union - Middlewich Branch, Trent and Mersey Canal, Bridgewater Canal, Stretford and Leigh Branch (Bridgewater Canal), Leeds & Liverpool - Leigh Branch, Leeds and Liverpool Canal, Aire & Calder Main Line, Aire & Calder Navigation - Selby Section, River Ouse (Yorkshire), River Ure, Ripon Canal, River Ure, River Ouse (Yorkshire), Aire & Calder Navigation - Selby Section, Aire & Calder Main Line, Sheffield & South Yorkshire Navigation and River Trent.

1995 October Trent and Mersey Canal, Coventry Canal (Detached Portion), Coventry Canal, Oxford Canal (Northern Section), Grand Union Main Line, Grand Union Northampton Branch and River Nene.

Autumn 1994

1994 September Middle Level - Old River Nene, Middle Level - Well Creek and Old West River (Great Ouse).

1994 October River Cam, Old West River (Great Ouse), River Great Ouse, Old West River (Great Ouse), River Cam, Old West River (Great Ouse), River Cam, Old West River (Great Ouse), Middle Level - Old River Nene, Middle Level - Whittlesey Dyke and River Nene.

Maiden Voyage

1994 June Oxford Canal (Southern Section), Grand Union Main Line and Grand Union Leicester Section.

1994 July River Trent, Sheffield & South Yorkshire Navigation, Aire & Calder Main Line, Aire & Calder Navigation - Wakefield Section, Calder and Hebble Navigation, Huddersfield Broad Canal, Calder and Hebble Navigation, Aire & Calder Navigation - Wakefield Section, Leeds and Liverpool Canal, Leeds & Liverpool - Leigh Branch, Bridgewater Canal, Preston Brook Branch (Bridgewater Canal), Trent and Mersey Canal, Coventry Canal (Detached Portion) and Birmingham and Fazeley Canal.

1994 August Coventry Canal, Oxford Canal (Northern Section), Oxford Canal (Southern Section), River Thames, Grand Union Main Line, Grand Union Paddington Branch, Grand Union Regents Canal, River Lee, River Stort, River Lee and Grand Union Regents Canal.

1994 September Grand Union Main Line, Grand Union Slough Branch, Grand Union Main Line, Grand Union Aylesbury Branch, Grand Union Main Line, Grand Union Northampton Branch and River Nene.

 

Jim Shead Waterways Photographer & Writer
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