Waterway Walks & Explorations

A rough, illustrated, guide to the former Nutbrook Canal and what it looks like today.

By clicking the icon in the top left of the map window, you can select/deselect other options to view or click the icon top right to view full screen.

During the course of a number of separate visits since 2015, I have managed to piece together a photographic record of the whole length of the canal at this time. The photographic links on the map above are best viewed alongside the other maps and links below - notably the historic map - which I suggest you open in a separate tab/window for easy reference.

I have found a number of useful internet links with several historic photographs. Follow the links below to find out more - Each link should open in its own new tab.

For a historic map of the route, follow this link and then adjust the transparency on the slider scale to view the present day appearance:
Click Here for Historic Map
I previously produced a similar effect using a fixed overlay. These are still available at Nutbrook Canal: satellite view 1 - North and Nutbrook Canal: satellite view 2 - South

Wikipedia has a large entry with a concise history and many more links at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nutbrook_Canal In the bibliography, Peter Stevenson's book may be considered the definitive work.

A nice contemporary route description may be found at http://canalroutes.net/Nutbrook-Canal.html

An excellent description, including links and historic photos I have not seen elsewhere can be found here: /captainahabswaterytales.blogspot.co.uk/2016/05/nutbrook-canal-introduction.html