We are delighted to announce that the new second edition of White Water Lake District was published in March 2013.  It has a new title as –

‘Canoe & Kayak Guide to North West England


                                                                                    Peter Knowles, January 2013.



Stuart Miller.                          Publication: April 2013.                ISBN: 978-0-9550614-5-5

(The first edition of this guide book was published as ‘White Water Lake District’ in 2003)  

Paperback, 368 pages          220 x 153mm Full colour             150 maps. Many colour photos. 

Rec. Retail Price £22.50



This is the second edition of the guide book ‘White Water Lake District’ which was first published in 2003 – the author Stuart Miller has completey revised and upated this new edition so that the information is as current and as accurate as possible.  We feel that this new title better shows the wide coverage of the guide book. 

The first edition soon built a reputation as being the Must-have guide’ to paddling in North West England.  Described as being “Comprehensive, well organised and very readable”  it achieved five star status in book reviews.  The book covers some 110 rivers with 700km of river descriptions from the Scottish Border to Greater Manchester.  It covers just about every river or stream that can be paddled – from gentle family trips on scenic friendly rivers to extreme white water gorges – all in one of the most beautiful and popular tourist regions of Great Britain.

A key feature of the book is the quality of the maps – with over 150 detailed maps to accompany individual trip descriptions.  The book also includes a full section of advice, summary tables, informations sources, useful appendices, index, etc. This new edition has been re-designed to take advantage of full colour printing and there are now many more excellent new photographs that make for a book that is inspiring and a joy to read!

The author Stuart Miller is an expert kayaker and International Mountain Guide who lives in the Lake District and has had many years experience of paddling in this region.

There will be the usual ‘Suppliers Directory’ at the back of the book – this is a feature that has proved both useful and popular in our previous books.  Please contact us if you are interested in advertising.


Reviews for the first edition

“Fantastic – the best quality UK paddling guide yet produced!”   Paddles Magazine Oct 2003


 “This is a great guide and an excellent purchase.”                        Canoe and Kayak Magazine


“Simply marvelous – Great for the novice canoeist too!                 Adrian Frost, Sep 2007