City Routes

City Canal Boating Routes

There is a huge choice of canal boating routes for you to do. See the choice of routes below. You can of course plan your own route or ask the experienced staff at the marinas - they are always glad to give advice. There is no set schedule - It's entirely up to you .

 
Bath and Aqueducts and River Avon from Hilperton
Marina : Hilperton
County: Wiltshire
Canal: Kennet And Avon
River: Avon
Cruising Days: 4.00
Cruising Hours: 15.50
Locks: 16

Bath has been designated a 'World Heritage City' with a history stretching back to the Roman Baths after which it is named and that can still be visited today. Moorings are .....
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Bath and return from Bradford on Avon
Marina : Bradford-on-Avon
County: Wiltshire
Canal: Kennet And Avon
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 4.00
Cruising Hours: 7.25
Locks: 2

A very relaxing easy cruise with only one lock each way, giving you time to chill and explore ! Bath has been designated a 'World Heritage City' with a history stretching back .....
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Bath and return from Hilperton
Marina : Hilperton
County: Wiltshire
Canal: Kennet And Avon
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 4.00
Cruising Hours: 8.00
Locks: 2

Bath has been designated a 'World Heritage City' with a history stretching back to the Roman Baths after which it is named and that can still be visited today. Moorings are .....
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Bath and the breathtaking Caen Locks
Marina : Hilperton
County: Wiltshire
Canal: Kennet And Avon
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 5.00
Cruising Hours: 18.00
Locks: 16

Bath has been designated a 'World Heritage City' with a history stretching back to the Roman Baths after which it is named and that can still be visited today. Moorings are .....
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Bath and the River Avon to Saltford from Bradford .....
Marina : Bradford-on-Avon
County: Wiltshire
Canal: Kennet And Avon
River: Avon
Cruising Days: 4.00
Cruising Hours: 13.50
Locks: 16

Cruise along the Kennet & Avon canal over 2 major aqueducts to Bath, visit this historical city and then cruise through the Bath Locks to the River Avon and to the town of .....
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Birmingham and return from Gailey
Marina : Gailey
County: Staffordshire
Canals: Birmingham, Staffordshire And Worcestershire
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 5.00
Cruising Hours: 26.50
Locks: 48

Cruise to Birmingham's Gas street basin & Brindley place with it's waterside pubs and colourful boating community, Experience Britain's second city, a thriving cosmopolitan .....
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Birmingham and return from Springwood Haven Marina.....
Marina : Springwood Haven
Counties: Staffordshire, Warwickshire
Canals: Birmingham and Fazeley, Coventry
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 7.00 to 8.00
Cruising Hours: 38.75
Locks: 102

As Britains second largest city in Birmingham there is every type of cuisine you can think of, from Caribbean to Nepalese, from Thai to Italian. Also clubs and bars, Theatres, .....
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Birmingham and return from Worcester
Marina : Worcester
County: Worcestershire
Canal: Worcester And Birmingham
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 39.00
Locks: 108

Crusie the longest flight of locks in Britain from the cathedral city of Worcester to Britains 2nd biggest city- Birmingham. The 30 locks of the Tardebigge Flight makes it the .....
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Birmingham and the Black Country Museum from Kings.....
Marina : Kings Orchard
County: Staffordshire
Canals: Birmingham, Birmingham and Fazeley
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 7.00 to 10.00
Cruising Hours: 37.00
Locks: 82

Cruise to Birmingham's Gas street Basin & Cambrian Wharf with it's waterside pubs and colourful boating community, and experience Britain's second city, a thriving cosmopolitan .....
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Birmingham cruise from Alvechurch
Marina : Alvechurch
County: Worcestershire
Canal: Worcester And Birmingham
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 3.00 to 4.00
Cruising Hours: 9.50
Locks: 0

Cruise to Birmingham's Gas street Basin & Brindley place with it's waterside pubs and colourful boating community Experience Britain's second city, a thriving cosmopolitan .....
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Birmingham from Hinksford Wharf
Marina : Hinksford Wharf
County: n/a
Canals: Birmingham, Staffordshire And Worcestershire
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 7.00 to 10.00
Cruising Hours: 29.75
Locks: 64

Once in Birmingham you will be spoilt for choice with the variety of cuisine on offer, with over 500 restaurants to choose from offering Caribbean to Nepalese, Thai to Italian, .....
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Birmingham from Stourport on Severn
Marina : Stourport on Severn
County: Worcestershire
Canals: Birmingham, Staffordshire And Worcestershire
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 40.00
Locks: 80

Experience Britain's second city, a thriving cosmopolitan centre, with some of the finest shopping, culture and visitor attractions in Europe, with it's waterside pubs and .....
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Birmingham mini ring from Alvechurch
Marina : Alvechurch
County: Worcestershire
Canals: Grand Union, Worcester And Birmingham
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 4.00 to 8.00
Cruising Hours: 25.50
Locks: 50

This Mini Ring passes through some of Britain's finest architecture, including the Gas Street Basin in Birmingham, The Birmingham NIC and National Sea Life Centre, the Birmingham .....
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Birmingham mini ring from Alvechurch via Black Cou.....
Marina : Alvechurch
County: Worcestershire
Canals: Birmingham, Grand Union
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 7.00 to 8.00
Cruising Hours: 34.00
Locks: 56

The Birmingham Mini Ring allows time to visit Cadbury World and then into Birmingham's colourful Gas Street Basin with all the canalboats and old Canal wharves. Visit the Sea .....
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Black Country Museum and Gas Street Basin in Birmi.....
Marina : Gailey
County: Staffordshire
Canals: Birmingham, Staffordshire And Worcestershire
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 27.00
Locks: 48

This cruise will allow 2 days to visit the Black Country Museum and explore Birmingham, without excessive long cruising days! The Black Country Living Museum has been built .....
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Black Country Museum and return from Gailey
Marina : Gailey
County: Staffordshire
Canals: Birmingham, Staffordshire And Worcestershire
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 5.00
Cruising Hours: 19.00
Locks: 42

Cruise through the Staffordshire countryside to the Black Country Museum and Dudley Zoo and Castle The Black Country Living Museum is an open-air museum of rebuilt historic .....
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Black Country Museum from Alvechurch
Marina : Alvechurch
County: Worcestershire
Canals: Birmingham, Worcester And Birmingham
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 4.00
Cruising Hours: 18.75
Locks: 6

Cruise to Birmingham's Gas street Basin & Cambrian Wharf with it's waterside pubs and colourful boating community, and experience Britain's second city, a thriving cosmopolitan .....
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Black Country Ring from Kings Orchard Marina
Marina : Kings Orchard
County: Staffordshire
Canals: Birmingham, Birmingham and Fazeley
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 7.00 to 8.00
Cruising Hours: 42.50
Locks: 79

A route with a mix of rural and urban, taking in parts of the Coventry Canal, Trent & Mersey Canal, Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal, Birmingham Canal Navigations and .....
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Black Country ring from Alvechurch
Marina : Alvechurch
County: Worcestershire
Canals: Birmingham, Birmingham and Fazeley
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 7.00 to 11.00
Cruising Hours: 52.00
Locks: 79

This route is packed with options for family activities and also a rich mixture of canal scenery, & can include visits to The Sea Life centre in Birmingham(mooring outside), .....
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Black Country ring from Gailey
Marina : Gailey
Counties: Staffordshire, Worcestershire
Canals: Birmingham, Birmingham and Fazeley
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 42.50
Locks: 79

This Ring is jam packed with things to do if you want to explore. Moor up in the fabulous Gas street Basin in Birmingham near the Sea Life centre and Jewellery .....
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Bristol and return from Bradford on Avon
Marina : Bradford-on-Avon
County: Wiltshire
Canal: Kennet And Avon
River: Avon
Cruising Days: 8.00 to 8.00
Cruising Hours: 24.50
Locks: 28

Less than 25 hours cruising would elsewhere be considered little more than a short break, but here the route includes Bradford on Avon, Bath, Bristol and many more towns and .....
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Bristol and return from Hilperton
Marina : Hilperton
County: Wiltshire
Canal: Kennet And Avon
River: Avon
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 25.00
Locks: 28

25 hours cruising would elsewhere be considered little more than a short break, but here the route includes Bradford on Avon, Bath, Bristol and many more towns and villages that .....
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Cadbury World from Alvechurch
Marina : Alvechurch
County: Worcestershire
Canal: Worcester And Birmingham
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 3.00 to 4.00
Cruising Hours: 9.50
Locks: 0

Cruise to Birmingham's Gas street basin & Cambrian Wharf by the Sea Life Centre with it's waterside pubs and colourful boating community, and experience Britain's second city, a .....
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Cheshire ring from Anderton
Marina : Anderton
County: Cheshire
Canals: Bridgewater, Macclesfield
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00 to 11.00
Cruising Hours: 53.00
Locks: 92

A fascinating trip that takes you through the heart of Manchester and the Peak District with its distinctive stone architecture. The Cheshire Ring is a canal cruising circuit .....
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Chester and return from Anderton
Marina : Anderton
County: Cheshire
Canals: Shropshire Union, Trent And Mersey
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 34.00
Locks: 38

There is a wealth of things to do in the Roman City of Chester which can be seen on foot, because of the amazing survival of the old city wall. You can walk right round Chester on .....
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Chester and return from Wrenbury 4 nights
Marina : Wrenbury
County: Shropshire
Canal: Shropshire Union
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 5.00
Cruising Hours: 21.50
Locks: 30

Take a cruise to the Roman city of Chester - there is a wealth of things to do which can be seen on foot, because of the amazing survival of the old city wall. You can walk .....
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Coventry and return from Gayton
Marina : Gayton
County: Northamptonshire
Canals: Coventry, Grand Union
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 39.50
Locks: 34

Cruise to the city of Coventry. Very rural route with small canal villages and pubs scattered along the way. The old Coventry Cathedral was destroyed during World War 2, .....
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Coventry and return from Rugby
Marina : Rugby
County: Northamptonshire
Canals: Coventry, Oxford
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 4.00
Cruising Hours: 15.50
Locks: 2

Cruise to the city of Coventry. The old Coventry Cathedral was destroyed during World War 2, but the new cathedral was completed in 1962, and is worth a visit. The Museum of .....
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Coventry Cathedral and Museum of British Transport.....
Marina : Springwood Haven
County: Warwickshire
Canal: Coventry
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 3.00 to 4.00
Cruising Hours: 10.50
Locks: 0

Coventry basin, and Coventry's crowning glory, is its Cathedral. Designed by Sir Basil Spence, and completed in 1962, it is pretty spectacular. The font is a boulder from a .....
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Drayton Manor from Alvechurch
Marina : Alvechurch
County: Worcestershire
Canals: Birmingham and Fazeley, Worcester And Birmingham
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 7.00 to 8.00
Cruising Hours: 32.00
Locks: 76

Cruise to Drayton Manor Theme park, and Tamworth's Snowdome taking in Birmingham's colourful Gas Street Basin which is in the heart of Birmingham's canal network, and has been .....
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Drayton Manor Theme park and Tamworths Snow Dome f.....
Marina : Kings Orchard
County: Warwickshire
Canals: Birmingham and Fazeley, Coventry
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 3.00
Cruising Hours: 6.75
Locks: 0

Cruise to Drayton Manor Theme park, and Tamworth's Snowdome Drayton Manor -The UK's best family theme park with kids rides, family fun, zoo, and thrill rollercoaster .....
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Droitwich Ring from Stourport
Marina : Stourport on Severn
County: Worcestershire
Canals: Droitwich, Worcester And Birmingham
River: Severn
Cruising Days: 5.00
Cruising Hours: 21.50
Locks: 45

One of the shortest Rings in the Country, this circular route can be done over a mid week break, and takes in the Roman spa town of Droitwich, and the cathedral city of Worcester, .....
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Edinburgh and return from Falkirk
Marina : Falkirk
County: Stirlingshire
Canal: Union
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 5.00 to 5.00
Cruising Hours: 26.00
Locks: 4

Edinburgh has a host of fabulous attractions, from iconic Edinburgh Castle with the Crown jewels displayed to the National Museum of Scotland & great theatres offering excellent .....
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Glasgow and return from Falkirk
Marina : Falkirk
County: Stirlingshire
Canal: Forth And Clyde
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 4.00
Cruising Hours: 17.50
Locks: 10

Glasgow is one of Europe's most exciting destinations, combining the energy and sophistication of a great international city with some of Scotland's most spectacular scenery. All .....
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Glasgow Bowling and return from Falkirk
Marina : Falkirk
County: Stirlingshire
Canal: Forth And Clyde
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 33.00
Locks: 48

Glasgow is one of Europe's most exciting destinations, combining the energy and sophistication of a great international city with some of Scotland's most spectacular .....
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Glasgow Edinburgh and return from Falkirk
Marina : Falkirk
County: Stirlingshire
Canals: Forth And Clyde, Union
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 39.50
Locks: 16

Complete the width of Scotland, and back, visiting both cities in a one week holiday. Glasgow is one of Europe's most exciting destinations, combining the energy and .....
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Great Linford and return from Gayton
Marina : Gayton
County: Northamptonshire
Canal: Grand Union
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 4.00
Cruising Hours: 13.50
Locks: 16

Heading south along the Grand Union Canal, this route has a taste of everything even in just a weekend break. The 3rd longest tunnel at Blisworth , and the lovely village of .....
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Linlithgow and Edinburgh
Marina : Falkirk
County: Stirlingshire
Canal: Union
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 4.00
Cruising Hours: 8.50
Locks: 6

Edinburgh has a host of fabulous attractions, from iconic Edinburgh Castle with the Crown jewels displayed to the National Museum of Scotland & great theatres offering excellent .....
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Manchester and return from Anderton
Marina : Anderton
County: Cheshire
Canal: Trent And Mersey
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 5.00
Cruising Hours: 17.50
Locks: 2

Rural cruise through the lovely Cheshire countryside to Timperley and catch a 15-minute tram ride into Manchester city centre where there is a wealth of culture, restaurants and .....
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Manchester from Middlewich
Marina : Middlewich
County: Cheshire
Canals: Bridgewater, Trent And Mersey
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 31.50
Locks: 10

Manchester is a dramatic mix of old and new with outstanding shopping, eating, drinking and nightlife the city has something to offer everyone. Visit Old Trafford home to one .....
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Milton Keynes and return from Gayton
Marina : Gayton
County: Northamptonshire
Canal: Grand Union
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 4.00
Cruising Hours: 13.50
Locks: 16

Heading south along the Grand Union Canal, this route has a taste of everything even in just a weekend break. The 3rd longest tunnel at Blisworth , and the lovely village of Stoke .....
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Newbury and return from Aldermaston
Marina : Aldermaston
County: Berkshire
Canal: Kennet And Avon
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 3.00 to 4.00
Cruising Hours: 12.00
Locks: 20

Aldermaston wharf is near Reading and Newbury in Berkshire and is close to the railway station with good connections to Paddington in London, taking 55 minutes from London .....
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Oxford and return along the Thames from Aldermasto.....
Marina : Aldermaston
County: Berkshire
Canal: Kennet And Avon
River: Thames
Cruising Days: 7.00
Cruising Hours: 42.50
Locks: 50

Cruise along the Thames past Palladian mansions and lovely Thames towns. Oxford, The City of Dreaming Spires, is famous the world over for its University and place in history. .....
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Reading and return from Aldermaston
Marina : Aldermaston
County: Berkshire
Canal: Kennet And Avon
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 3.00
Cruising Hours: 12.50
Locks: 20

Aldermaston wharf is close to the railway station with good connections to Paddington in London, taking 55 minutes from London Paddington , or 13 minutes from Reading railway .....
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Stourbridge's Industrial Heritage Glass making Qua.....
Marina : Stourport on Severn
County: Worcestershire
Canals: Staffordshire And Worcestershire, Stourbridge
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 4.00
Cruising Hours: 18.00
Locks: 30

During the Industrial Revolution the ‘Black Country’ was a manufacturing landscape. Factories and foundries lined a network of canals. Barges carried coal, sand and limestone .....
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Stourport ring from Worcester
Marina : Worcester
County: Worcestershire
Canals: Birmingham, Staffordshire And Worcestershire
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00 to 11.00
Cruising Hours: 51.50
Locks: 118

Offering an interesting mix of river, countryside and cities, this route will take you through the historic city of Worcester, along the River Severn to one of the prettiest .....
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Worcester from Stourport on Severn
Marina : Stourport on Severn
County: Worcestershire
Canal: n/a
River: Severn
Cruising Days: 4.00
Cruising Hours: 10.00
Locks: 14

Lovely route along the River Severn, with all the locks done for you! Worcester has plenty to offer the visitor, including the imposing cathedral which dates from 1074. In .....
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