“Canals changed the map of Britain. They were the motorways of the age. Now, it was easy to transport goods in bulk across the country and for the first time, towns could become home to new industries.” John Sergeant
Britain’s canal network is a true national treasure. Forged in the fire of world-changing historic events, yet set within gorgeous scenery, it’s bursting with undiscovered history and home to a vibrant community rooted in a unique way of life. In this new eight-part series, John Sergeant sets off on a rich and colourful voyage along the eight best canal journeys Britain has to offer, exploring their extraordinary stories as he goes.