Welsh Waters – Pearson’s Canal Companion


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Shropshire Union, Llangollen, Brecon and Montgomery Canals

This extended 10th edition of Michael Pearson’s Welsh Waters Canal Companion focusses on the Llangollen, Montgomery and Monmouthshire & Brecon canals in Wales, and the Shropshire Union Canal in England. Over 200 miles of canals expertly interpreted to inspire you, on foot, afloat or by bicycle.

The areas covered are: Shropshire Union Canal – Autherley Junction (Wolverhampton) to Ellesmere Port; Llangollen Canal – Hurleston Junction to Llangollen (Horseshoe Falls); Montgomery Canal – Frankton Junction to Newtown; and Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal – Pontnewydd to Brecon.

Key Places include: Autherley Junction; Market Drayton; Audlem; Nantwich; Hurleston & Barbridge Junctions; Middlewich; Chester; Ellesmere Port; Grindley Brook; Whitchurch; Ellesmere; Chirk; Pontcysyllte; Llangollen; Welshpool; Newtown; Pontypool; Abergavenny; Crickhowell; Brecon.

The Canal Companions have been chugging along ‘the cut’ for over thirty five years; conveying facts and figures, insight and entertainment, wit and wisdom: from Diggle to Devizes, from Froghall to Foxton, from Cowroast to Cropredy. 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.

Michael Pearson has been the originator and author for more than thirty five 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’.

Minor updates for 2020 reprint.