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suppliers to seafarers, wayfarers, vagabonds & explorers for over 500 years

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The River Thames Book
The River Thames Book
Sale price£14.95
Sold outMap of the River Thames
Map of the River Thames
Sale price£7.95
Sold outPearson's Canal Companion - Cheshire Ring - Arthur Beale
Sold outPearson's Canal Companion - Kennet and Avon, River Thames
Sold outMap of the Inland Waterways of Great Britain
Sold outPearson's Canal Companion - Oxford & Grand Union - Arthur Beale
The Narrowboat Guide
The Narrowboat Guide
Sale price£20.00
Sold outPearson's Canal Companion - Four Counties Ring - Arthur Beale
Sold outInland Waterways of Great Britain
Sold outPearson's Canal Companion - Leeds and Liverpool - Arthur Beale
Imray Inland Waterways of the Netherlands
Sold outInland Waterways of France
Inland Waterways of France
Sale price£32.99
Pearson's Canal Companion - Stourport Ring
Scottish Canoe Classics : Twenty Five Great Canoe & Kayak Trips - Arthur Beale
Welsh Canoe Classics : A Canoeist and Kayaker's Guide - Arthur Beale
Pearson's Canal Companion - Stourport Ring - Arthur Beale
Pearson's Canal Companion - Severn and Avon - Arthur Beale
English Canoe Classics North - Arthur Beale


black and white photo of The Southern Party consisting of Ernest Shackleton, Wild, Marshall and Adams aboard 'Nimrod'

Rich Heritage

With a history spanning over five centuries, Arthur Beale is steeped in tradition and expertise. Our craftsmanship and dedication to quality have been trusted by legendary explorers, from early Everest attempts to Polar expeditions led by icons like Sir Ernest Shackleton.

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At Arthur Beale, we hold a deep appreciation for traditional manufacturing techniques and a commitment to sustainability using natural materials. Embracing our heritage, we prioritize craftsmanship and quality, ensuring our products are made to last. By adhering to traditional methods, we honor the legacy of generations past while also minimizing our environmental impact. Our use of natural materials reflects our dedication to sustainability and responsible stewardship of the Earth's resources. Through these practices, we not only preserve traditional craftsmanship but also contribute to a more sustainable future for generations to come.

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Small Independent Company

By choosing Arthur Beale, you're supporting a rare independent company that's dedicated to preserving its heritage and continuing its legacy for generations to come.

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We believe in investing in high-quality, durable products that are built to last. By choosing well-made items that stand the test of time, we reduce the need for frequent replacements and minimize our environmental footprint.