My highway! The canals of the United Kingdom are a major part of the network of inland waterways in the United Kingdom. They have a colourful history, from use for irrigation and transport, through becoming the focus of the Industrial Revolution, to today's role for recreational boating.

By boat, travel narrow English canals built in the late century. I've had many a happy Canal Boat holiday

Five Rise Locks, Bingley, West Yorkshire, England

Five Rise Locks, Bingley, West Yorkshire, England. Where my Grandma lived

Like floating gypsy wagons - Traditional canal boat close to the Canal Museum at Stoke Bruerne, near where I live! (Photographer: Simon Murdoch)

Like floating gypsy wagons - Traditional canal boat close to the Canal Museum at Stoke Bruerne, (Photographer: Simon Murdoch)

Caen Hill Locks, Wiltshire, England by KAPturer, via Flickr

Side by side narrowboats negotiate the Caen Hill locks, Wiltshire, England

Caen canal locks near Devizes, Wiltshire, England

Caen Hill locks on the Kennet and Avon canal leading towards Devizes, Wiltshire

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Just who were the Canal Engineers who help to create the network of waterways that criss-cross the landscape of Britain today?


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