Canals and the countryside

Our waterways are alive with all kinds of wildlife, particularly in summer. Along with ducks and geese, kingfishers, butterflies, ladybirds and bees, you may even glimpse an occasional otter in shallow waters.

A vintage record of a 400-mile voyage along intricate Midlands waterways is ‘Narrowboat’ by LTC Rolt, which was published in 1944.

The book is beautifully illustrated with black and white drawings by Denys Watkins-Pitchford (aka ‘BB’). He knew the canals and the countryside and its wildlife intimately.

Do you have a BB-related question for us?  Email us or give us a call on 0121 704 1002.

For your guide to the canals and rivers in your area contact The Canal & River Trust here: