""The Canal Companions"" have been chugging along 'the cut' for thirty years; conveying facts and figures, insight and entertainment, wit and wisdom: from Brentford to Burscough, from Shardow to Shapness, from Tipton to Todmorden. All manner of folk have been encouraged to explore the inland waterways using these guides, which have become as much part of tradition as their subject matter. This Companion is the 7th edition, updated in 2016, of the popular Avon Ring cruising circuit and the newly opened Droitwich Canals, forming the Mid-Worcestershire Ring. It additionally features the River Severn, Gloucester & Sharpness Canal and emerging Cotswold Canals between Saul & Sapperton. It includes over 200 miles of river navigations and canals that are expertly interpreted to inspire you, on foot, afloat or on bicycle.