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.....
County: Staffordshire
Canals: Caldon, Trent And Mersey
River: n/a
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
County: Cheshire
Canals: Caldon, Trent And Mersey
River: n/a
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.....
County: Shropshire
Canal: Llangollen
River: n/a
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
County: Northamptonshire
Canal: Grand Union
River: n/a
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
County: Warwickshire
Canals: Grand Union, Oxford
River: n/a
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 .....
County: Staffordshire
Canal: Birmingham and Fazeley
River: n/a
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
River: n/a
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
River: n/a
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
River: n/a
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
County: Worcestershire
Canals: Grand Union, Worcester And Birmingham
River: n/a
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.....
County: Worcestershire
Canals: Birmingham, Grand Union
River: n/a
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 ring from Stratford upon Avon
County: Warwickshire
Canals: Grand Union, Stratford Upon Avon
River: n/a
Cruise past attractive villages with half timbered houses at Wilmcote and Wootten Wawen from the medieval market town of Stratford upon Avon birthplace of William Shakespeare to .....
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Birmingham Star City Tamworth SnowDome .....
County: Staffordshire
Canal: Birmingham and Fazeley
River: n/a
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.....
County: Staffordshire
Canal: Birmingham and Fazeley
River: n/a
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.....
County: Staffordshire
Canals: Birmingham, Staffordshire And Worcestershire
River: n/a
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.....
County: Staffordshire
Canals: Birmingham, Staffordshire And Worcestershire
River: n/a
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
River: n/a
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 .....
County: Staffordshire
Canals: Birmingham, Staffordshire And Worcestershire
River: n/a
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
County: Worcestershire
Canals: Birmingham, Birmingham and Fazeley
River: n/a
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
County: Wiltshire
Canal: Kennet And Avon
River: 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
River: 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
River: n/a
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.....
County: Worcestershire
Canal: Worcester And Birmingham
River: n/a
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.....
County: Staffordshire
Canals: Caldon, Trent And Mersey
River: n/a
The Caldon Canal is widely seen as one of them most interesting waterways in the country. This Canal gives you a real glimpse of what the canals offer, you have a stair case .....
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Chester and return from Anderton
County: Cheshire
Canals: Shropshire Union, Trent And Mersey
River: n/a
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
County: Shropshire
Canals: Llangollen, Shropshire Union
River: n/a
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.....
County: Shropshire
Canal: Shropshire Union
River: n/a
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.....
County: Shropshire
Canal: Shropshire Union
River: n/a
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
County: Worcestershire
Canals: Birmingham and Fazeley, Worcester And Birmingham
River: n/a
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.....
County: Staffordshire
Canal: Birmingham and Fazeley
River: n/a
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
County: Cheshire
Canals: Shropshire Union, Trent And Mersey
River: n/a
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.....
County: Shropshire
Canals: Llangollen, Shropshire Union
River: n/a
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
County: Shropshire
Canals: Llangollen, Shropshire Union
River: n/a
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
County: Northamptonshire
Canal: Grand Union
River: n/a
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 .....
County: Cheshire
Canals: Caldon, Trent And Mersey
River: n/a
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
County: Northamptonshire
Canal: Grand Union
River: n/a
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 .....
County: Berkshire
Canal: n/a
River: Thames
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
County: Worcestershire
Canals: Staffordshire And Worcestershire, Worcester And Birmingham
River: Severn
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.....
County: Leicestershire
Canal: Grand Union
River: n/a
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
County: Northamptonshire
Canal: Grand Union
River: n/a
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.....
Counties: Cheshire, Shropshire
Canal: Llangollen
River: n/a
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
County: Shropshire
Canal: Llangollen
River: n/a
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
River: n/a
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
River: n/a
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 Harb.....
County: Leicestershire
Canal: Grand Union
River: n/a
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.....
County: Shropshire
Canal: Llangollen
River: n/a
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
River: n/a
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 Thames , Kew Gardens, Richmond, H.....
County: Buckinghamshire
Canal: Grand Union
River: Thames
This route passes some of the greatest British Castles & palaces :- Windsor castle is the largest inhabited castle in the World, established by William the Conqueror during the .....
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Snarestone and return from Rugby
County: Warwickshire
Canals: Ashby, Coventry
River: n/a
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
Counties: Staffordshire, Worcestershire
Canals: Staffordshire And Worcestershire, Worcester And Birmingham
River: Severn
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
County: Staffordshire
Canal: Staffordshire And Worcestershire
River: n/a
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
County: Worcestershire
Canals: Birmingham, Staffordshire And Worcestershire
River: Severn
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
County: Worcestershire
Canals: Birmingham, Staffordshire And Worcestershire
River: n/a
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
County: Worcestershire
Canals: Birmingham, Staffordshire And Worcestershire
River: n/a
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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Tamworth through the Atherstone Locks fr.....
County: Warwickshire
Canal: Coventry
River: n/a
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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Theme Parks from Coventry
County: Warwickshire
Canals: Birmingham and Fazeley, Coventry
River: n/a
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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Warwick and return from Coventry
County: Warwickshire
Canals: Coventry, Grand Union
River: n/a
The Coventry Canal Basin opened in 1769, on the side of a hill, overlooked by buildings such as old wooden canal warehouses, dating from 1914. Coventry's crowning glory, is its .....
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Warwick and return from Rugby
County: Warwickshire
Canals: Grand Union, Oxford
River: n/a
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 Stratford upon A.....
County: Warwickshire
Canals: Grand Union, Stratford Upon Avon
River: n/a
This route takes you from the home of William Shakespeare and the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and the historic town of Stratford upon Avon, to the historic town of Warwick, home to .....
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Warwick Castle from Gayton Marina
County: Northamptonshire
Canal: Grand Union
River: n/a
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
Counties: Warwickshire, Worcestershire
Canal: Grand Union
River: n/a
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 from Coventry
County: Warwickshire
Canals: Birmingham and Fazeley, Coventry
River: n/a
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 14 nights
County: Warwickshire
Canals: Birmingham and Fazeley, Coventry
River: n/a
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
County: Warwickshire
Canals: Birmingham and Fazeley, Coventry
River: n/a
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.....
Counties: Staffordshire, Worcestershire
Canal: Staffordshire And Worcestershire
River: Severn
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.....
County: Berkshire
Canal: Kennet And Avon
River: Thames
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
County: Berkshire
Canal: Kennet And Avon
River: Thames
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
County: Worcestershire
Canals: Staffordshire And Worcestershire, Worcester And Birmingham
River: Severn
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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