Kids Routes

Kids 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 .

 
Alton Towers and Caldon Canal from Stone.....
Marina : Stone
County: Staffordshire
Canals: Caldon, Trent And Mersey
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 33.00
Locks: 60

Alton Towers is only 6 miles from Froghall Wharf at the end of the Caldon Canal, or take a bus or train from Stoke on Trent The Caldon Canal is widely seen as one of them .....
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Alton Towers from Anderton marina
Marina : Anderton
County: Cheshire
Canals: Caldon, Trent And Mersey
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 11.00 to 15.00
Cruising Hours: 57.00
Locks: 104

The Caldon Canal is widely seen as one of them most interesting waterways in the country. The canal was built to carry limestone for the iron industry and flints for the pottery .....
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Aqueducts and Llangollen and return from.....
Marina : Blackwater
County: Shropshire
Canal: Llangollen
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 4.00
Cruising Hours: 16.00
Locks: 4

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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Aylesbury and return from Gayton
Marina : Gayton
County: Northamptonshire
Canal: Grand Union
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 46.00
Locks: 82

Aylesbury is a busy market town with a number of attractive squares in its centre. The Buckinghamshire County museum is here, which also houses the Roald Dahl .....
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Aylesbury and return from Rugby
Marina : Rugby
County: Warwickshire
Canals: Grand Union, Oxford
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 11.00 to 15.00
Cruising Hours: 70.00
Locks: 114

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. The centre of Rugby is a very pleasant place .....
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Birmingham and Drayton manor Theme park .....
Marina : Glascote Basin
County: Staffordshire
Canal: Birmingham and Fazeley
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 25.50
Locks: 80

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
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 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 cruise from Alvechurch
Marina : Alvechurch
County: Worcestershire
Canal: Worcester And Birmingham
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 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 mini ring from Alvechurch
Marina : Alvechurch
County: Worcestershire
Canals: Grand Union, Worcester And Birmingham
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 5.00 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.....
Marina : Alvechurch
County: Worcestershire
Canals: Birmingham, Grand Union
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 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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Birmingham Star City Tamworth SnowDome .....
Marina : Glascote Basin
County: Staffordshire
Canal: Birmingham and Fazeley
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 5.00
Cruising Hours: 16.00
Locks: 32

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 Gla.....
Marina : Glascote Basin
County: Staffordshire
Canal: Birmingham and Fazeley
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 4.00
Cruising Hours: 16.00
Locks: 32

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 Basi.....
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 Gai.....
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: 5.00
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 Museum in Birmingham from .....
Marina : Stone
County: Staffordshire
Canals: Birmingham, Staffordshire And Worcestershire
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 44.00
Locks: 78

The Black Country Living Museum is an open-air museum of rebuilt historic buildings .It is close to Dudley Castle in the centre of the Black Country conurbation. The museum .....
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Black Country ring from Alvechurch
Marina : Alvechurch
County: Worcestershire
Canals: Birmingham, Birmingham and Fazeley
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00 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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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: 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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Cadburys World Warwick Castle from Alvec.....
Marina : Alvechurch
County: Worcestershire
Canal: Worcester And Birmingham
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 38.00
Locks: 92

This fantastic cruise takes you past Bournville home of Cadbury World, the Birmingham Sea Life Centre, and Warwick home of the impressive Warwick castle, and the route is part of .....
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Caldon Canal and Froghall basin from Sto.....
Marina : Stone
County: Staffordshire
Canals: Caldon, Trent And Mersey
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 33.00
Locks: 60

The Caldon Canal is widely seen as one of the most interesting waterways in the country. This Canal gives you a real glimpse of what the canals offer, you have a staircase lock, .....
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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 Blackwater
Marina : Blackwater
County: Shropshire
Canals: Llangollen, Shropshire Union
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 42.00
Locks: 50

Cruise to Chester through Ellesmere's mini Lake District, the Meres or Lakes were carved out during the Ice Age. There is a wealth of things to do in the Roman City of .....
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Chester and return from Wrenbury 4 night.....
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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Chester cruise the Shropshire Union Cana.....
Marina : Wrenbury
County: Shropshire
Canal: Shropshire Union
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 24.50
Locks: 40

Cruise along the Shropshire Union Canal to the Roman city of Chester this short route gives you plenty of time for sightseeing. There is a wealth of things to do in this Roman .....
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Drayton Manor from Alvechurch
Marina : Alvechurch
County: Worcestershire
Canals: Birmingham and Fazeley, Worcester And Birmingham
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 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 Tamworth Sn.....
Marina : Glascote Basin
County: Staffordshire
Canal: Birmingham and Fazeley
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 4.00
Cruising Hours: 8.00
Locks: 4

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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Ellesmere Port and return from Anderton
Marina : Anderton
County: Cheshire
Canals: Shropshire Union, Trent And Mersey
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 41.00
Locks: 44

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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Ellesmere Port and return from Whitchurc.....
Marina : Whitchurch
County: Shropshire
Canals: Llangollen, Shropshire Union
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 42.00
Locks: 66

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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Ellesmere Port and return from Wrenbury
Marina : Wrenbury
County: Shropshire
Canals: Llangollen, Shropshire Union
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 31.00
Locks: 46

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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Fenny Stratford and return from Gayton
Marina : Gayton
County: Northamptonshire
Canal: Grand Union
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 5.00
Cruising Hours: 18.00
Locks: 18

Heading south towards 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 .....
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Froghall and return from Anderton along .....
Marina : Anderton
County: Cheshire
Canals: Caldon, Trent And Mersey
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 11.00 to 15.00
Cruising Hours: 57.00
Locks: 104

10 night Cruise from Anderton to the beautiful Caldon Canal. The Caldon Canal is widely seen as one of them most interesting waterways in the country. The canal was built to .....
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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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Hampton Court Palace and Windsor Castle .....
Marina : Caversham
County: Berkshire
Canal: n/a
River: Thames
Cruising Days: 8.00 to 15.00
Cruising Hours: 38.75
Locks: 38

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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Kidderminster and return from Alvechurch
Marina : Alvechurch
County: Worcestershire
Canals: Staffordshire And Worcestershire, Worcester And Birmingham
River: Severn
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 43.50
Locks: 136

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 .....
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Leicester and return from Market Harboro.....
Marina : Market Harborough
County: Leicestershire
Canal: Grand Union
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 5.00 to 8.00
Cruising Hours: 28.00
Locks: 48

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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Leighton Buzzard and return from Gayton
Marina : Gayton
County: Northamptonshire
Canal: Grand Union
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 5.00
Cruising Hours: 25.00
Locks: 28

Heading south towards Aylesbury, this route has a taste of everything even in just a short break. The two destinations are separated by the 'new town' of Milton Keynes, where the .....
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Llangollen and aqueducts and return from.....
Marina : Nantwich
Counties: Cheshire, Shropshire
Canal: Llangollen
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00 to 11.00
Cruising Hours: 47.50
Locks: 42

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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Llangollen and return from Whitchurch
Marina : Whitchurch
County: Shropshire
Canal: Llangollen
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00 to 8.00
Cruising Hours: 27.00
Locks: 4

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
Marina : Wrenbury
Counties: Cheshire, Shropshire
Canal: Llangollen
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 37.50
Locks: 24

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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Loughborough and return from Market Harb.....
Marina : Market Harborough
County: Leicestershire
Canal: Grand Union
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 43.00
Locks: 70

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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Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and return from Bl.....
Marina : Blackwater
County: Shropshire
Canal: Llangollen
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 4.00
Cruising Hours: 12.50
Locks: 4

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
Marina : Blackwater
County: Shropshire
Canal: Llangollen
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 5.00
Cruising Hours: 27.00
Locks: 4

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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Snarestone and return from Rugby
Marina : Rugby
County: Warwickshire
Canals: Ashby, Coventry
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 34.00
Locks: 2

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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Staffordshire and return from Worcester
Marina : Worcester
Counties: Staffordshire, Worcestershire
Canals: Staffordshire And Worcestershire, Worcester And Birmingham
River: Severn
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 40.00
Locks: 74

Passing through Worcester by canal, you join the River Severn for a leisurely cruise up to Stourport where you join the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal. Here you will .....
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Stourport and return from Gailey
Marina : Gailey
County: Staffordshire
Canal: Staffordshire And Worcestershire
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 38.00
Locks: 58

This is a comfortable one week cruise to Stourport and back, along what is almost certainly one of England’s prettiest waterways. Throughout its length, this historic canal .....
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Stourport ring from Alvechurch
Marina : Alvechurch
County: Worcestershire
Canals: Birmingham, Staffordshire And Worcestershire
River: Severn
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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Stourport Ring from Stourport
Marina : Stourport on Severn
County: Worcestershire
Canals: Birmingham, Staffordshire And Worcestershire
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00 to 15.00
Cruising Hours: 52.50
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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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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Warwick and return from North Kilworth
Marina : North Kilworth
Counties: Leicestershire, Warwickshire
Canal: Grand Union
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 42.00
Locks: 76

Most famous for its incomparable Castle, Warwick offers much, from its racecourse to the beautiful Priory Park. There is certainly enough here to fill a couple of days. Warwick .....
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Warwick and return from Rugby
Marina : Rugby
County: Warwickshire
Canals: Grand Union, Oxford
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 31.50
Locks: 56

Most famous for its incomparable Castle, Warwick offers much, from its racecourse to the beautiful Priory Park. There is certainly enough here to fill a couple of days. Warwick .....
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Warwick Castle from Gayton Marina
Marina : Gayton
County: Northamptonshire
Canal: Grand Union
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 37.50
Locks: 76

Warwick, the county town, is famous for its magnificent castle and historic charm. There are many attractions and museums to visit in Warwick as well as beautiful parks and .....
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Warwickshire ring from Alvechurch
Marina : Alvechurch
Counties: Warwickshire, Worcestershire
Canal: Grand Union
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 11.00 to 15.00
Cruising Hours: 65.00
Locks: 121

Cruise from the medieval village of Alvechurch with its pretty half-timbered houses through idyllic stretches of countryside to Stratford on Avon or to Warwick. This route .....
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Warwickshire ring Rugby 14 nights
Marina : Rugby
County: Warwickshire
Canals: Birmingham and Fazeley, Coventry
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 11.00 to 15.00
Cruising Hours: 60.50
Locks: 121

This route combines historic castles, like Warwick, daredevil rides at Drayton manor, toboganning or ski-ing in Tamworth, the Stairway to heaven at Hatton's 21 locks, Braunston's .....
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Warwickshire ring Rugby 7 nights
Marina : Rugby
County: Warwickshire
Canals: Birmingham and Fazeley, Coventry
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 54.50
Locks: 105

This route combines historic castles, like Warwick, daredevil rides at Drayton manor, toboganning or ski-ing in Tamworth, the Stairway to heaven at Hatton's 21 locks, Braunston's .....
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West Midlands Safari Park and Severn ste.....
Marina : Worcester
Counties: Staffordshire, Worcestershire
Canal: Staffordshire And Worcestershire
River: Severn
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 30.00
Locks: 44

Lovely cruise up the tranquil River Severn to the pretty Canal basins at Stourport on Severn, then up the Staffs & Worcs Canal to Kiddderminster where you can alight the Severn .....
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Windsor and Oxford and return from Alder.....
Marina : Aldermaston
County: Berkshire
Canal: Kennet And Avon
River: Thames
Cruising Days: 11.00 to 15.00
Cruising Hours: 63.50
Locks: 70

10-14 night cruise and to the Royal town of Windsor and visit its famous castle and Legoland & to Oxford, The City of Dreaming Spires, famous the world over for its University and .....
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Windsor and return from Aldermaston
Marina : Aldermaston
County: Berkshire
Canal: Kennet And Avon
River: Thames
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 35.50
Locks: 44

Cruise to the Royal town of Windsor and visit its famous castle and Legoland Go past Marlow & Henley on Thames and through Reading. Henley is a fine market town and the .....
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Worcester to Stourport or Kidderminster
Marina : Worcester
County: Worcestershire
Canals: Staffordshire And Worcestershire, Worcester And Birmingham
River: Severn
Cruising Days: 5.00
Cruising Hours: 18.50
Locks: 30

The River Severn winds its way through the picturesque Worcestershire countryside, you leave the River Severn at Stourport on Severn & join the Staffordshire & Worcestershire .....
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