Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Help please - online canal info

I've been looking for some sort of online version of a Nicholsons guide.  Does such a thing exist? I found this http://www.waterexplorer.co.uk as suggested by someone on a previous blog entry of mine but it doesn't seem to tell you the winding holes, water points etc... or have I not looked in the right place.

Where is the best place to get up to date information about the necessary facilities we'll need?

Help will be much appreciated!

8 comments:

Peter and Margaret said...

Hello again, we are back in circulation in the UK again. Try this: http://canalplan.eu/ We find it useful. Peter, nb Kelly Louise.

Tom and Jan said...

Hi Elly,

Try this one

http://www.canalplan.org.uk/index.html

Or I can give you a copy of my own Google Earth overlay which has much of the data

Regards

Tom

Dave B said...

Try here:http://www.waterscape.com/things-to-do/boating/guides I found these quite good Dave Nb Sokai

Kevin said...

Hi Elly & Mick,

Try this one http://www.canalplan.org.uk/

BigJohn said...

You're wrong about winding holes (zoom in) but right about water points as far as Water Explorer and the GPS-driven Navvygator is concerned. They have the former but not the latter.
BW's Boaters Guides will give you the water points etc, but be warned they are not 100% reliable in every respect.

Adam said...

CanalPlan is excellent for route planning. But also have a look at waterwayroutes.co.uk where Paul sells downloadable maps which work on tablets and phones and are bound to be more up to date than any printed map.

Carol said...

We use Eureaweb - Water-way - there's a 'useful link' to it on my blog.
Carol RnR

Elly and Mick said...

Thanks everyone for your suggestions. Looks like I have some more homework to do - checking them all out!
Elly