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Nicholson Guide to the Waterways: Grand Union, Oxford & The South East No. 1 (Waterways Guide) by Collins UK1
Collins Nicholson Waterways Guide 2: Severn, Avon & Birmingham (Waterways Guides) by David Perrott2
Collins/Nicholson Waterways Guides (3) - Birmingham and the Heart of England by Collins UK3
Nicholson/Ordnance Survey Guide to the Waterways: Four Counties and the Welsh Canals v. 4 (Ordnance Survey Guides to the waterways) by David Perrott4
North West & the Pennines: Waterways Guide 5 (Collins/Nicholson Waterways Guides) by Collins UK5
Nottingham, York & the North East: Waterways Guide 6 (Collins/Nicholson Waterways Guides) by Collins UK6
Nicholson/Ordnance Survey Guide to the River Thames, River Wey and Basingstoke Canal by David Perrott7
Nicholson Guide to the Waterways: Scotland, the Highland and Lowland Waterways No.8 (Waterways Guide S.)8

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Guides to the British Waterways system put out by Collins/Nicholson using Ordnance Survey maps. The guides listed here are the current series with the name Waterways Guides. Please do not put the older series in here, as the numbering is different.

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