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
County: Wiltshire
Canal: Kennet And Avon
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
County: Wiltshire
Canal: Kennet And Avon
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
County: Wiltshire
Canal: Kennet And Avon
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
County: Wiltshire
Canal: Kennet And Avon
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 .....
County: Wiltshire
Canal: Kennet And Avon
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 Drayton manor Theme park and Snowdo.....
County: Staffordshire
Canal: Birmingham and Fazeley
This route allows time for all the attractions Experience Britain's second city, a thriving cosmopolitan centre, with some of the finest shopping, culture and visitor .....
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Birmingham and return from Gailey
County: Staffordshire
Canals: Birmingham, Staffordshire And Worcestershire
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 Tamworth
County: Staffordshire
Canal: Birmingham and Fazeley
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 Worcester
County: Worcestershire
Canal: Worcester And Birmingham
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 cruise from Alvechurch
County: Worcestershire
Canal: Worcester And Birmingham
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 Stourport on Severn
County: Worcestershire
Canals: Birmingham, Staffordshire And Worcestershire
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
County: Worcestershire
Canals: Grand Union, Worcester And Birmingham
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.....
County: Worcestershire
Canals: Birmingham, Grand Union
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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Birmingham mini ring from Stratford upon Avon
County: Warwickshire
Canals: Birmingham and Fazeley, Grand Union
Cruise past attractive villages with half timbered houses like Wootten Wawen to the Uk's 2nd biggest city Birmingham with attractive lovely Canal wharves. Gas Street basin is .....
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Birmingham Star City Tamworth SnowDome and Drayto.....
County: Staffordshire
Canal: Birmingham and Fazeley
Cruise to Drayton Manor Theme park, -The UK's best family theme park with kids rides, family fun, zoo, and thrill rollercoaster rides. Snowdome in Tamworth -There is Skiing, .....
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Birmingham Star City and return from Glascote Basi.....
County: Staffordshire
Canal: Birmingham and Fazeley
Star City is one of the UK's largest leisure destinations - a unique family entertainment destination with 12 restaurants and 11 leisure attractions including a 25 screen VUE .....
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Black Country Museum and Gas Street Basin in Birmi.....
County: Staffordshire
Canals: Birmingham, Staffordshire And Worcestershire
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
County: Staffordshire
Canals: Birmingham, Staffordshire And Worcestershire
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
County: Worcestershire
Canals: Birmingham, Worcester And Birmingham
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 Alvechurch
County: Worcestershire
Canals: Birmingham, Birmingham and Fazeley
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
Counties: Staffordshire, Worcestershire
Canals: Birmingham, Birmingham and Fazeley
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
County: Wiltshire
Canal: Kennet And Avon
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
County: Wiltshire
Canal: Kennet And Avon
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
County: Worcestershire
Canal: Worcester And Birmingham
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
County: Cheshire
Canals: Bridgewater, Macclesfield
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
County: Cheshire
Canals: Shropshire Union, Trent And Mersey
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
County: Shropshire
Canal: Shropshire Union
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
County: Northamptonshire
Canals: Coventry, Grand Union
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
County: Northamptonshire
Canals: Coventry, Oxford
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.....
County: Staffordshire
Canal: 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 British Transport is south of .....
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Drayton Manor from Alvechurch
County: Worcestershire
Canals: Birmingham and Fazeley, Worcester And Birmingham
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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Droitwich Ring from Stourport
County: Worcestershire
Canals: Droitwich, Worcester And Birmingham
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
County: Stirlingshire
Canal: Union
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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Ellesmere Port from Nantwich
County: Cheshire
Canal: Shropshire Union
Lovely cruise through the Cheshire Countryside to visit the Roman City of Chester and Ellesmere Port. There is a wealth of things to do in this Roman City which can be seen on .....
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Glasgow and return from Falkirk
County: Stirlingshire
Canal: Forth And Clyde
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
County: Stirlingshire
Canal: Forth And Clyde
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
County: Stirlingshire
Canals: Forth And Clyde, Union
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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Grand Union Canal cruise from Limehouse Basin Lond.....
County: Buckinghamshire
Canals: Grand Union, Regents
Explore the astonishing density of London's canalside neighbourhoods along the Regents Canal. Turning onto the Grand Union Mainline at Bulls Bridge, this route offers 17 miles .....
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Great Linford and return from Gayton
County: Northamptonshire
Canal: Grand Union
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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Leicester and return from Market Harborough
County: Leicestershire
Canal: Grand Union
Visit the new visitor Centre of Richard III in Leicester and follow the story of the most ambitious archaeological projects ever attempted: no less than a search for the lost .....
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Linlithgow and Edinburgh
County: Stirlingshire
Canal: Union
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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Little Venice, London Zoo , Camden Market and Reg.....
County: Buckinghamshire
Canals: Grand Union, Regents
Little Venice is home to quirky waterside cafes, cosy pubs, and charming restaurants and boasts some of the most interesting independant theatre venues in London . Regent’s .....
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Little Venice, Regents Park and Zoo, Camden market.....
County: n/a
Canal: Regents
Little Venice is home to quirky waterside cafes, cosy pubs, and charming restaurants and boasts some of the most interesting independant theatre venues in London . Regent’s .....
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Liverpool and return from Reedley
County: Lancashire
Canal: Leeds And Liverpool
Reedley to Liverpool is a very pleasant cruise, taking you through some beautiful countryside, cruising through places such as Burnley, Blackburn and Wigan. There is plenty .....
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London, Little Venice, London Zoo and the Lee Nav.....
County: Buckinghamshire
Canals: Grand Union, Regents
Little Venice is home to quirky waterside cafes, cosy pubs, and charming restaurants and boasts some of the most interesting independant theatre venues in London . Regent’s .....
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Loughborough and return from Market Harborough
County: Leicestershire
Canal: Grand Union
Cruising north will take you towards Leicester and you can visit some of the pretty towns and villages on the way. The canal section just before Leicester is very rural, .....
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Manchester and return from Anderton
County: Cheshire
Canal: Trent And Mersey
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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Milton Keynes and return from Gayton
County: Northamptonshire
Canal: Grand Union
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
County: Berkshire
Canal: Kennet And Avon
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
County: Oxfordshire
Canal: Oxford
Visit the City of Dreaming Spires and marvel at the unique blend of traditional and modern culture. As well as the beauty of the city's world famous colleges Oxford offers a host .....
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Oxford and return along the Thames from Aldermasto.....
County: Berkshire
Canal: Kennet And Avon
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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Oxford and return from Caversham
County: Berkshire
Canal: n/a
Oxford, The City of Dreaming Spires, is famous the world over for its University and place in history. For over 800 years, it has been a home to royalty and scholars, and since .....
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Reading and return from Aldermaston
County: Berkshire
Canal: Kennet And Avon
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.....
County: Worcestershire
Canals: Staffordshire And Worcestershire, Stourbridge
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
County: Worcestershire
Canals: Birmingham, Staffordshire And Worcestershire
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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Waltham Abey and the Lee Navigation from Limehouse.....
County: Essex
Canal: n/a
The Lea Navigation waterways were given a new lease of life following the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. From the titanic 114.5m high ArcelorMittal Orbit, the .....
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Worcester from Stourport on Severn
County: Worcestershire
Canal: n/a
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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