You just follow the canal don't you?
Yes, you don't really need satellite navigation to tell you where the canal is, you can see it.
What these guides do though is show you all of the useful and interesting stuff along the way, and they're completely FREE to use. How good is that?
Throw out those 10 year old paper maps, this is navigation in the digital age!
Optimised for use on mobile GPS devices such as phones and tablets (best) but still accessible online using a laptop or desktop computer
Amongst other things...
- Lock positions
- Services - fuel, water, pump out...
- Winding holes
- Winter & emergency stoppages
- Shops, post offices, cash points
- Pubs, restaurants, take aways
- Bus and rail connections
- Surgeries, chemists, pharmacies
And we're adding new information all the time. Eateries for instance will soon have food hygiene ratings shown, and, because all of the data is online, it's quick and easy to keep it up to date.
Depends how you access the guides:
On a mobile device all you need is the Google Maps App and a Google account, both of which are completely FREE. Sorry Windows Phone users, you are the only mobile device that Google doesn't cater for (yet).
To access the guides on a laptop or desktop you don't need anything other than a web browser.
So what are you waiting for?
Watch the introduction video then select 'START NAVIGATING'' from the menu above and never use a printed map again.