Actor Timothy West steers us through 5 of his favourite canal journeys in Europe; Breaking News


France – Canal du Midi

As actor Timothy West and his wife Prunella Scales continue their adventures on canals, he reveals his favourite routes both at home and abroad.

Acclaimed actor Timothy West and his wife Prunella Scales have just embarked on their eighth series of Great Canal Journeys on Channel 4, which is accompanied by a book charting their experiences.

“Pru and I have always loved the water – being on it, beside it and sometimes in it, although I’m a terrible swimmer,” he writes in Our Great Canal Journeys. “Yes, we owe a lot of our lives to the water.”

Here, he selects five of his all-time favourite waterways.

1. The Kennet and Avon

“This was our first love and we were very much involved when it was being reclaimed,” he recalls.

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