Skipton in North Yorkshire is named the best place to live in Britain
A compilation identifies Skipton as the ultimate location, ahead of Newnham in Cambridge, Monmouth in Wales and Falmouth in Cornwall.
Guillotine Stop Lock, King's Norton Canal
I haven’t been down the canals in quite a while. The other day, I walked home from work (Stirchley), along the river and eventually the ca...
The Sapperton Canal Tunnel is a tunnel on the Thames and Severn Canal near Cirencester in Gloucestershire, England. With a length of 3,817 yards it was the longest canal tunnel, and the longest tunnel of any kind, in England from 1789 to 1811.
Nottingham Canal Wollaton Flight © Richard Bird
About halfway down the flight of locks on the Nottingham Canal, looking towards the summit level, in 1963.The exact date of the shot is not known other than the year.
Working narrowboat near Barlaston,... © Roger Kidd cc-by-sa/2.0
On the Trent and Mersey Canal, this seventy foot long boat offers coal to boaters and remote canalside properties. Most locks on the system were built 72 feet long, so this is the maximum length of narrowboat built for the canals.... more
Brecon and Monmouthshire Canal 200th Anniversary
Here's another ace reason to visit the Brecon Beacons National Park. It's a great year for celebrations, along with the Jubilee and Olympics taking place this summer, we've also got something to celebrate. This year sees the great Brecon and Monmouthshire Canal turn 200. The Brecon and Monmouthshire Canal, is a canal that is recognised…
Find your district council | Leicestershire County Council
For information or advice on housing, council tax, bin collections, flooding or planning applications you will need to contact your district council.If you live in the City of Leicester, then your local council will be Leicester City CouncilList of district councilsIf you live in Leicestershire but outside of the city, then your local council will be one of the following:Blaby
Cruising England's Oxford Canal -- National Geographic Traveler
This month's great read, selected by our editors: Going fast isn't an option on the Oxford Canal—to the delight of all who merrily, merrily cruise this British waterway.
Opened in 1843 the Bentley Canal ran down a flight of 10 locks from the junction with the Wyrley & Essington Canal at Wednesfield for a distance of nearly three and a half miles to its junction with the Anson Branch. The section from the bottom of the six Wednesfield Locks to the Anson Branc
Hebden Bridge Walkers Action - gentle walking
Hebden Bridge Walkers Action is a new community organisation, which is being set up by a group of Hebden Bridge people who enjoy walking in our beautiful countryside and want to encourage others to share our enjoyment. We're a campaigning group. We'll be pressing for our footpaths and bridleways network to be maintained to the highest possible standards. We'll be pushing for more information about short walks to be displayed in the town for visitors, especially adequate signposted…