A Few Locks Routes

A Few Locks 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 .

 
Aqueducts and Llangollen and return from.....
County: Shropshire
Canal: Llangollen
In a weekend you can cruise over the famous and breathtaking aqueducts at Chirk and Pontcysyllte -a World Heritage Site, called 'the stream in the sky', to the delightful Welsh .....
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Aqueducts and return from Whitchurch
County: Shropshire
Canal: Llangollen
This very beautiful canal is one of the most popular Waterways in Europe, and includes the famous Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, which is one of the most spectacular and amazing feats of .....
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Aqueducts and Whitchurch from Blackwater
County: Shropshire
Canal: Llangollen
Cruise over the spectacular Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, a Grade 1 listed building opened in 1805, and rising 38 metres above the River Dee. This magnificent 19 arch structure was .....
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Ashby Canal and Battlefields from Tamwor.....
County: Staffordshire
Canals: Ashby, Coventry
The beautifully tranquil and rural Ashby Canal to its terminus at Snarestone, a lovely cruise with not too much cruising, so time to enjoy and explore your surroundings Take .....
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Atherstone and return from Rugby
County: Warwickshire
Canals: Coventry, Oxford
Rugby is a bustling market town in Warwickshire, situated on the River Avon, and is the second largest town in the county. William Webb Ellis is credited with the invention .....
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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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Blackburn and Riley Green from Reedley m.....
County: Lancashire
Canal: Leeds And Liverpool
See the remains of the industrial revolution of the 1800's with the Old Cotton Mills and large warehouses that dwarf the Canal. Cruise along a landscape that has seen many .....
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Braunston from Coventry
County: Warwickshire
Canals: Coventry, Oxford
Lovely rural cruise along the Coventry canal and then down the North Oxford Canal, passing through quiet countryside and open fields and hills in the distance to the canal village .....
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Brecon and return from Goytre through th.....
County: Monmouthshire
Canal: Monmouthshire And Brecon
Cruise through the spectacular Brecon Beacons in the National park, follow the River Usk & its pretty valley as the canal clings to the hillside in this mountainous region. Brecon .....
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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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Drayton Manor Theme Park and Tamworth Sn.....
County: Staffordshire
Canal: Birmingham and Fazeley
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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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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Ely from March through the Fens
County: Cambridgeshire
Canal: n/a
Ely- The attractive waterfront is a focal point for boating, cyclists and walkers. The city is well known for its cathedral, whose famous lantern tower can be seen for miles .....
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Gailey Staffordshire countryside
County: Staffordshire
Canals: Shropshire Union, Staffordshire And Worcestershire
A rural route through the Staffordshire countryside, along the quiet stretches of the Shropshire Union Canal, past small villages and Canalside pubs. Only 2 locks each way so a .....
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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 Falkir.....
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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Gnosall and return from Gailey
County: Staffordshire
Canal: Shropshire Union
Cruise through beautiful countryside passing through deep wooded cuttings and embankments that give views for miles. In some sections you will only pass though a handful of .....
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Goring on the Thames from Caversham
County: Berkshire
Canal: n/a
Two ancient riverside villages separated by a river and joined by a bridge. Since Victorian times, Goring & Streatley has always been a popular holiday destination. In two .....
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Great Haywood and Shugborough Hall from .....
County: Staffordshire
Canal: n/a
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 .....
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Hampton Court Palace and Windsor Castle .....
County: Berkshire
Canal: n/a
This route is packed with history, from Henley on Thames, to Windsor castle and Hampton Court Palace Henley is a fine market town and the main street runs down to the River .....
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Historic city of Windsor from Caversham .....
County: Berkshire
Canal: n/a
Cruise to the Royal town of Windsor and visit its famous castle and Legoland , not a long cruise for a weeks stay but plenty to see and do. On a mid week 4 nights stay there will .....
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Huntingdon through the Fens from March
County: Cambridgeshire
Canal: n/a
Cruise the land that the Vikings and the Romans tried to tame The sustainability of the Fenlands, most of which lie within a few metres of sea level, relies on artificial .....
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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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Llangollen and return from Whitchurch
County: Shropshire
Canal: Llangollen
The cruise is for those who want a leisurely cruise along the Llangollen Canal, exploring both the Welsh and the English sides!! This very beautiful canal is one of the most .....
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Llangollen and return from Wrenbury
Counties: Cheshire, Shropshire
Canal: Llangollen
Cruise the whole of the Llangollen canal in a week This very beautiful canal is one of the most popular Waterways in Europe, and includes the famous Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, .....
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London, Little Venice, London Zoo and t.....
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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Lymm and return from Anderton
County: Cheshire
Canal: Trent And Mersey
Cruise above the picturesque River Weaver and its valley, where the only lock has a drop of just six inches! Preston Brook has a tunnel of nearly a mile and there are also .....
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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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Manchester Timperley and return from Nan.....
County: Cheshire
Canals: Shropshire Union, Trent And Mersey
There are fine views of the distant Pennines to the north before the canal makes a very pleasing passage through the heart of Lymm, where the streets come right down to the .....
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Market Bosworth and the tranquil Ashby C.....
County: Warwickshire
Canals: Ashby, Coventry
The Ashby Canal is surrounded by rural farmland, woodlands and the occasional bridge Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre tells the dramatic story of the Battle of Bosworth on .....
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Market Drayton and return from Gailey
County: Staffordshire
Canals: Shropshire Union, Staffordshire And Worcestershire
Cruise down the pretty Staffs & Worcs canal and along the Shroppie through the lovely Staffordshire countryside to the half timbered town of Market Drayton the home of .....
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Middlewich from Nantwich
County: Cheshire
Canal: Shropshire Union
Rural cruise along the Middlewich branch which is an attractive and under-rated canal with some wonderful tranquil moorings. Middlewich was once a thriving centre for the .....
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Mon and Brecon from Goytre
County: Monmouthshire
Canal: Monmouthshire And Brecon
Explore all 35 miles of the Monmouthshire & Brecon canal in beautiful South Wales- Brecon Beacons is a National Park of over 519 square miles of mountain and hill country, .....
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Napton and return from Rugby
County: Warwickshire
Canal: Oxford
Rugby is a large town with many shops and of course is the home of the game of Rugby. It is 30 minutes walk to the town centre. There is a pedestrianised shopping centre and an .....
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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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Peterborough and Ferry Meadows Country P.....
County: Cambridgeshire
Canal: n/a
Peterborough- Entertainment for the whole family is available at Ferry Meadows Country Park which has a watersports centre and lakes for fishing, boating and sailing. .....
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Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and return from Bl.....
County: Shropshire
Canal: Llangollen
This very beautiful canal is one of the most popular Waterways in Europe, and includes the famous Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, which is one of the most spectacular and amazing feats of .....
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Pontcysyllte Whitchurch from Blackwater
County: Shropshire
Canal: Llangollen
Cruise over the spectacular Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, a Grade 1 listed building opened in 1805, and rising 38 metres above the River Dee. This magnificent 19 arch structure was .....
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River Severn to Gloucester and Sharpness.....
Counties: Gloucestershire, Worcestershire
Canal: Gloucester And Sharpness
Cruise along the River Severn where all the locks are done for you through lovely countryside past small villages and historic towns like Tewkesbury and Gloucester and then onto .....
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Rugby from Coventry marina
County: Warwickshire
Canals: Coventry, Oxford
Rural cruise along the North Oxford Canal from Coventry Marina Located in the historic Coventry Canal Basin, just on the north side of the city's inner ring road with easy .....
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Runcorn from Anderton
County: Cheshire
Canal: Trent And Mersey
Lovely views of the River Weaver, with a marvellous view straight down the huge Saltersford locks. All around this area are relics of salt workings, some of which still go on .....
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Shipley and return from Skipton through .....
County: Yorkshire
Canal: Leeds And Liverpool
Take a trip back in time to see life in the 19th century, with steam powered Mills powering vast Cotton Mills , pretty stone cottages, and beautiful scenery in the Yorkshire Dales .....
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Snarestone and return from Gayton
County: Northamptonshire
Canals: Ashby, Grand Union
Cruise up to the lovely canal village of Braunston, through the town of Rugby to the lovely lock free Ashby Canal. The Ashby canal is steeped in history, this beautiful , .....
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Snarestone and return from Market Harbor.....
County: Leicestershire
Canal: Grand Union
This cruise has everything, staircase locks at Foxton & Watford, tunnels, beautiful countryside, towns like Rugby, and the beautiful lock free Ashby Canal. The Ashby canal is .....
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Snarestone and return from Rugby
County: Warwickshire
Canals: Ashby, Coventry
This almost lock free cruise takes you via Coventry to the lovely Ashby Canal The Ashby canal is steeped in history, this beautiful, tranquil canal passes by the historic scene .....
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Tarleton and return from Anderton
County: Cheshire
Canal: Trent And Mersey
Cruise from Cheshire to Lancashire, this route can be done over 10 days to make it a more leisurely cruise, you can also take a tram into the city of Manchester if you wish, but .....
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Tewkesbury 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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Thames cruise to Marlow via Henley on Th.....
County: Berkshire
Canal: n/a
Take a cruise on the Thames and visit lovely villages like Sonning and the re-nowned towns of Henley on Thames and Marlow. Henley is a fine market town and the main street runs .....
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Theme Parks from Coventry
County: Warwickshire
Canals: Birmingham and Fazeley, Coventry
Coventry itself is worth a visit, being about 15-20 minutes walk from the canal basin. A short walk from the canal basin is Coventry Transport museum reputedly the largest .....
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Timperley 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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Wansford and the Fens from March marina
County: Cambridgeshire
Canal: n/a
An idyllic journey through wide countryside bursting with wildlife and quintessentially English charms. As well as mingling with geese, swans and precious species of endangered .....
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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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A Few Locks Canal Boating Routes