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Streetview trike captures popular British canal scenes

31 July 2012 Last updated at 17:30 BST

Panoramas of some of the best loved parts of Britain's canal network are being made viewable from your home computer.

They will be added to Google StreetView, which allows users to explore 3D views of locations on a map.

The images were captured by a camera trike, as the canal towpaths are too narrow for the search giant's camera cars.

Sites being added are the Caen Hill and the Kennet and Avon Canal in Wiltshire, the Llangollen Canal in north Wales and the World Heritage Site around Pontcysyllte Aqueduct.

Chris Vallance reports for BBC Radio 4's PM programme.