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Heron Maps specialise in the mapping of the Inland Waterways of Britain. Founded in 2010, our first publications were maps of the The Broads and The Kennet & Avon Canal. Our maps feature an exaggerated depiction of the main waterway with a corridor of surrounding detail, usually at 1:50000 scale, showing waterway related information such as locks, moorings, boatyards, facilities and the all important waterside pubs. As well as visitor information including places and features of interest, paths, national cycle routes and amenities. Visit our individual map pages to be able to see map extracts.

We continue to expand our Waterways Series year on year and are delighted to announce our latest map, Canal and River Cruising Planner of Great Britain. This double sided map, ideal for route planning, shows all the navigable canals and rivers for the whole of Great Britain. The waterways are classified into broad and narrow canals as well as tidal and non-tidal rivers. All navigable waterways are annotated with distances, number of locks and approximate cruising times.

We have further broadened our range of products with the publication of a fully revised and redesigned edition of the Three Castles Path, a detailed guide to the 60 mile long distance path from Windsor to Winchester. The idea for this route was inspired by the well documented 13th century journeys of King John between Windsor Castle and Winchester, via the castle he built near Odiham.

We are also very pleased to be able to continue the publishing of some of the long established and hugely popular Rambling for Pleasure series of short walks. Our first of the series is East Berkshire which is a practical guide to over 125 miles of easy walking within 24 mainly circular walks and will be followed later in the year by Along The Thames.

We would also like to announce our new Birmingham Greenways map which gives a different perspective to Birmingham, the Black Country and Solihull. It features 150 miles of traffic free walking and cycling paths along canals, rivers, and through the 8000 acres of parks of the Birmingham plateau.

Alongside our Waterways Series is the Official Milton Keynes Atlas, a large scale atlas of one of the country's newest cities.

New for 2018

new map covers