The Canal Companions have been chugging along the cut for over thirty years; conveying facts and figures, insight and entertainment, wit and wisdom: from Brentford to Burcough, from Shardlow to Sharpness, from Tipton to Todmorden. All manner of folk have been encouraged to explore the inland waterways using these guides, which have become as much a part of tradition as their subject matter.
This 8th edition Oxford, Grand Union & Upper Thames, updated in 2021, focuses on the rural Oxford Canal; the mighty Grand Union between Braunston and Brentford & London (Paddington); the ‘Leicester Line’ between Norton Junction and Market Harborough; and the Upper Thames between Lechlade and Oxford (new to this edition of the guide). Over 200 miles of characterful canals and rivers in the midlands & south of England expertly interpreted to inspire discovery, on foot, afloat or by bicycle.
Michael Pearson has been the author for more than thirty years of this well known series and also the ‘Iron Roads’ series; plus ‘Railway Holiday in Scotland’, ‘Coming up with the Goods’, ‘Me, My Morgan & the Midlands’ and ‘Journeys into Staffordshire’.