Gailey Wharf

Gailey, Near Stafford. ST19 5PR
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Gailey is an ideal base for cruising routes including the Black Country Ring and The Four Counties Ring.

Stourport Basins - discover the historic heart of Stourport-on-Severn and its unique origins as a canal town. The Stourport Canal Basins are made up of five historic basins and are home to nearly 100 beautifully painted and colourful narrow boats.

Tardebigge - the thirty locks in the Tardebigge Flight make it the largest flight of locks in Britain and raise the Worcester and Birmingham Canal up 220 feet through some delightful countryside. Complete this feat of engineering and get a real feeling of satisfaction as you look back on this magnificent flight of locks.

Gas Street Basin - the hub of Birmingham's canal system and well worth a visit for its range of waterside pubs and to see the pretty canal boats moored there.

Cadbury World - at the world famous chocolate factory take a tour and see the your favourite chocolate being made. Visit the museum and learn the history of chocolate from the Aztec's to present day.

Black Country Museum - see the historic building brought to life and meet the characters who lived and worked in bygone times. There will be a warm welcome awaiting you at the Bottle and Glass where you can try a traditional pint of Black Country Real Ale.

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Directions to Gailey Wharf

Address : Gailey, Near Stafford. ST19 5PR

By Road : If you are approaching by the M6 motorway or from the east, exit the M6 at junction 12.Take the A5 westbound, heading towards Telford. After 1/2 mile you will pass a lay-by on the left followed by a speed camera.

The boatyard entrance is on the left immediately after the speed camera road markings. If you miss it, continue 1/2 mile to the roundabout and back track. If you are approaching from the West take the A5 heading eastbound towards the M6 from the Gailey roundabout (the A449/A5 junction).

After 1/2 mile you'll pass a petrol station on your left, look right for a round tower house. The boatyard entrance is on the right immediately after the canal bridge.

By Rail : The nearest main line rail stations are Wolverhampton (from the South) or Stafford (from the North). Both have taxi ranks and the boatyard is about 8 miles distance. The village of Penkridge has a local branch line rail station with infrequent connections from either Wolverhampton or Stafford, but there is no taxi rank. There is a taxi service in the village centre. The boatyard is 3 miles distance. For information about train timetables and ticket costs for all mainline rail transport please go to

By Air : From Birmingham International and East Midlands take a National Express coach or train to either Stafford or Wolverhampton then taxi the last 7 miles to the Marina. Taxis should be waiting outside stations / coach depot. Please see for details on national coach travel.

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Route Name Route Type Days Cruising Hours Locks
Gailey Staffordshire countryside Few Locks 4.00 13.25 4
Great Haywood and return from Gailey Rural 4.00 15.00 24
Gnosall and return from Gailey Few Locks 5.00 20.00 4
Birmingham and return from Gailey City 5.00 26.50 48
Black Country Museum and return from Gailey City 5.00 19.00 42
Four Counties ring from Gailey Rural 8.00 to 11.00 55.00 94
Black Country ring from Gailey Stag/Hen 8.00 42.50 79
Market Drayton and return from Gailey Few Locks 8.00 30.00 14
Stourport and return from Gailey Rural 8.00 38.00 58
Black Country Museum and Gas Street Basin in Birmingham from Gailey City 8.00 27.00 48
Wedgwood factory and return from Gailey Weeks Holiday 8.00 31.00 48
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Accommodation : Please check or for special rates.

Taxis : Penkridge Cabs - Tel: 01785 713013 Car Hire Car Hire

Groceries : There are a number of stores based in nearby Cannock as follows: Sainsburys Supermarkets (telephone, 01543 573757,

Bike Hire : n/a