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This new, up­dated edi­tion of a guide­book first pub­lished in 1989 calls it­self as a ‘com­plete guide’, and does its best to live up to that de­scrip­tion. The main part of the guide con­sists of a se­ries of large-scale maps of each length of canal, ac­com­pa­nied by a de­scrip­tion of the route, plus lists of pubs, boat­yards and eat­ing places. But that’s not all: there are also sec­tions on the his­tory, en­gi­neer­ing and her­itage of the canal, its wildlife, boat­ing hints and tips, fish­ing, cy­cling and walk­ing, and the plans to re­open the aban­don north­ern reaches of the canal. Speak­ing of which, it’s also a ‘com­plete guide’ in that it cov­ers the en­tire route right through to Ken­dal for those ex­plor­ing the north­ern reaches on foot.

The Com­plete Guide to the Lan­caster Canal, Lan­caster Canal Trust, lan­cast­er­canal­, £6.50, 978-0-9514146-5-1

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