Canalmap is a Free online map of the canals and waterways of Britain

Showing Bridges, Locks, Water points and other sevices and official Visitor Moorings.

 26 November 2016

One of my servers has died so at the moment there is no Canalmap overlay for the maps. I’ll try and get it rebuilt ASAP.

27 November

Temporary fix in place. Running off a spare laptop. New PC ordered.

1 December

New server up and running. Seems to be running OK.

Using The Map

You can zoom in and out of the map using a mouse wheel or the + and – buttons at the top left of the map.

The square symbol below the + and – will make the map full screen.

The arrow symbol will, if you have a GPS receiver attached, (most tablets and smart phones) centre your location on the map and follow your movements.

The symbol at the top right of the map will allow you to use different base maps and to switch the canalmap overlay on or off.

The symbol below that will enable the selection of the type of icons displayed. (Marker type or Canal depending on which map you are viewing)

(I am currently working to replace all the hard coded markers with Maps Marker icons.)

Clicking/tapping a shield shaped icon will pop up an information box.mooringpubsupermarketshopharbor


The map is a work in progress and may be updated/added to often.

If you see any errors or omissions. then please let me know. Use the links in the menu bar above.

For route planning I recommend CanalPlanAC.

For maximum dimensions canaldata.com looks pretty useful.

Tidal Waters. This map is only an approximation for tidal waters and is no substitute for a proper chart.

Canalmap uses some data from Openstreetmap

Canalmap Contains Ordnance Survey Data © Crown copyright and database right 2015

The latest source for the map is HERE

The map is displayed using the MapsMarker WordPress plugin to display markers on a Leaflet map.