GREAT HAYWOOD AND SHUGBOROUGH HALL FROM STONE

 

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Stone.

Stone

Staffordshire

 

Nice easy cruising through the Staffordshire countryside with only 5 locks each way and no rushing - leading you to the Shugborough estate

Journey through the historic estate of Shugborough and experience the nation's best 'upstairs downstairs' experience. Set in 900 acres of stunning parkland and riverside gardens with elegant mansion House, working Victorian Servants' Quarters, Georgian farm, dairy & mill and restored walled garden, which are brought to life by costumed living history characters who share their lives and powerful stories from the past with visitors. Explore Lord Lichfield's private rooms and hear the stories of one of the nation's grandest families, with NEW Shugborough Revisited.

Route Info

Route Facts & Figures

Recommended Holiday
Duration : 3 nights.

Total Cruising Days : 4.00
(Partial or full days)

Total Cruising Time : 10.00 hours

Total Distance : 19.00 miles

Number of Locks : 10

Number of Tunnels : 0

Number of Aqueducts : 0

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Cruising Notes

Day 1

The bulk of Stone lies to the east bank. There is a profusion of services and shops in Stone with the High Street being pedestrianized and lying just a short walk from the canal it is very convenient.

South of Stone the trees surrounding the canal thin out somewhat opening up views of land that is flatter than a lot that came before it giving far reaching views across endless farmland. It is slightly unfortunate that the canal just can’t seem to shake the busy A51 road and the railway line but noise aside the cruise at this point is picturesque. If the road and rail to the east is too much the River Trent makes a fine constant companion on the opposite side.

The open countryside is punctuated by the occasional coppice of trees or sleepy village, most offering a welcoming local pub to drop into including Burston, Sandon, Salt but shopping opportunities are a bit thin on the ground .

You can moor at Sandon by Flute Meadow bridge 84 as it is 2 hours to here and the Dog & Doublet awaits you to the north in the village, (left along the lane).



Day 2

You pass the villages of Salt to your right and the pretty village of Weston upon Trent further on to your left by the canal. Both have pubs in the village.

Ingestre hall is not open to the public but lies 1/2 mile south of bridge 78.

Soon the canal arrives at the Great Haywood Junction.

Great Haywood is where the Staffordshire and Worcester Canal meets the Trent and Mersey,

Shugborough Hall lies just to the south west of the junction .

Shugborough Estate
Journey through the historic estate of Shugborough and experience the nation's best 'upstairs downstairs' experience. Set in 900 acres of stunning parkland and riverside gardens with elegant mansion House, working Victorian Servants' Quarters, Georgian farm, dairy & mill and restored walled garden, which are brought to life by costumed living history characters who share their lives and powerful stories from the past with visitors. Explore Lord Lichfield's private rooms and hear the stories of one of the nation's grandest families, with NEW Shugborough Revisited.

It is 3 hours to here.

Day 3 Day 4

It is 5 hours back to the marina so easily done in a day

 

NB: This route has been provided as a guide only. Information may become inaccurate or out of date. You should always check with the marina that the route is possible within your time frame, current weather conditions and canal stoppages etc.

Boats

The following boats operate on this route (subject to availability)
Maria Canal Boat
Class : Ginger2
(Sleeps a maximum of 2 People).

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Angela Canal Boat
Class : Classic3
(Sleeps a maximum of 3 People).

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Ginette Canal Boat
Class : Ginger3
(Sleeps a maximum of 3 People).

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Patricia Canal Boat
Class : Ginger3a
(Sleeps a maximum of 3 People).

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Mino Canal Boat
Class : Mino
(Sleeps a maximum of 3 People).

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Agnes Canal Boat
Class : Classic4
(Sleeps a maximum of 4 People).

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Frances Canal Boat
Class : Classic4
(Sleeps a maximum of 4 People).

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Alice Canal Boat
Class : Ginger4
(Sleeps a maximum of 4 People).

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Lucy Canal Boat
Class : Ginger4a
(Sleeps a maximum of 4 People).

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Carey Canal Boat
Class : Ginger4a
(Sleeps a maximum of 4 People).

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Martha Canal Boat
Class : Ginger6
(Sleeps a maximum of 6 People).

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Olivia Canal Boat
Class : Ginger6a
(Sleeps a maximum of 6 People).

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Elinor Canal Boat
Class : Ginger8
(Sleeps a maximum of 8 People).

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Lilian Canal Boat
Class : Ginger8
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Maps and Guides

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