ABOUT THIS BOOK
PUBLICATION DATE: August 16, 2006
Exploring the Edinburgh to Glasgow Canals
By (author) Hamish Brown
The historic canal system between Edinburgh and Glasgow has recently been upgraded to a major area for tourism and recreation. The Millenium Link project has joined the Union Canal with the Forth and Clyde Canal through the spectacular Falkirk Wheel. The Wheel, the world’s first and only rotating boat lift, is now one of the leading visitor attractions in Britain. The canals themselves were the cutting-edge technology of their day in the great age of the Industrial Revolution. In this guide, Hamish Brown describes their extraordinary history, illustrating it with rare archive pictures from his own collection. Nowadays, the canals provide endless opportunities for recreation, whether on the water, enjoying the wildlife, strolling along the towpaths for an hour or two or taking on the challenge of walking city to city over several days. Illustrated in colour throughout, and with detailed maps of every section of the canals, this guide shows you how to make the most of a swathe of rural tranquility in the heart of lowland Scotland.
Hamish Brown is a well-known outdoors writer, lecturer and photographer who has published several bestselling books including Along the Fife Coastal Path also published by Mercat Press. He divides his time between his home in Fife and Morocco, where he leads expeditions in the Atlas Mountains.