Long Routes

Long 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 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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Avon ring from Alvechurch
Counties: Warwickshire, Worcestershire
Canals: Stratford Upon Avon, Worcester And Birmingham
Rivers: Avon, Severn
A cruise along the Stratford upon Avon canal, the Rivers Avon and Severn, visiting historical towns like Worcester, Tewkesbury and Evesham, and the home of the Bard himself - .....
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Avon Ring from Stourport on Severn
County: Worcestershire
Canals: Stratford Upon Avon, Worcester And Birmingham
Rivers: Avon, Severn
The River Avon stretches for some 40 navigable miles between Tewkesbury and Stratford upon Avon, through the Vale of Evesham, Pershore and Tewkesbury. Tewkesbury is an .....
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Avon Ring from Stratford upon Avon
County: Warwickshire
Canals: Stratford Upon Avon, Worcester And Birmingham
Rivers: Avon, Severn
A cruise along the Stratford upon Avon canal, the Rivers Avon & Severn, visiting historical towns like Worcester & Tewkesbury & Evesham, & the home of the Bard himself - Stratford .....
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Avon ring from Worcester
County: Worcestershire
Canals: Stratford Upon Avon, Worcester And Birmingham
Rivers: Avon, Severn
A fabulour cruise along the Stratford upon Avon canal, the Rivers Avon & Severn, visiting historical towns like Worcester & Tewkesbury & Evesham, & the home of the Bard himself .....
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Aylesbury and return from Market Harboro.....
County: Leicestershire
Canal: Grand Union
River: n/a
A mostly rural cruise through countryside and small villages & canalside pubs . Market Harborough – A market town mid way between Leicester and Northampton. Visit Welland .....
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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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Banbury and return from Market Harboroug.....
County: Leicestershire
Canals: Grand Union, Oxford
River: n/a
Very rural cruise starting off in the attractive town of Market Harborough and is a very rural tranquil cruise through the countryside to Banbury. The marina is located at the .....
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Bingley and return from Anderton
County: Cheshire
Canal: Trent And Mersey
River: n/a
Take a tram into Manchester and visit the cities many attractions including the Imperial War Museum North at The Quays Cruise up the Leeds & Liverpool canal with views of the .....
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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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Bradford on Avon and return from Alderma.....
County: Berkshire
Canal: Kennet And Avon
River: n/a
Cruise most of the Kennet & Avon Canal. Newbury was an affluent C17th and C18th cloth town, which is apparently evident by the size of its church. The area called West Mills .....
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Caldon Canal from Poynton
County: Cheshire
Canals: Caldon, Macclesfield
River: n/a
The Caldon Canal takes you from Stoke-on-Trent to picturesque Staffordshire and the Churnet Valley. It is still steeped in history, with fascinating industrial buildings .....
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Cheshire ring from Anderton
County: Cheshire
Canals: Bridgewater, Macclesfield
River: n/a
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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Cheshire ring from Wrenbury
County: Worcestershire
Canals: Bridgewater, Macclesfield
River: n/a
The Cheshire Ring takes in the whole of the Macclesfield Canal and parts of the Trent and Mersey, Bridgewater, Rochdale, Ashton and Peak Forest Canals. It provides a complete .....
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Cropredy and return from Market Harborou.....
County: Leicestershire
Canals: Grand Union, Oxford
River: n/a
Take a leisurely cruise down the Grand Union Canal, through the flights of locks at Foxton and Watford, through the lovely Canal village at Braunston, down the Oxford Canal to .....
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Devizes and return from Aldermaston
County: Wiltshire
Canal: Kennet And Avon
River: n/a
Leisurely cruise along the Kennet & Avon Canal Newbury developed in the Middle Ages as an important cloth town, and the town has managed to retain much of its period .....
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East Midlands or Leicester ring from Gay.....
County: Northamptonshire
Canals: Coventry, 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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East Midlands or Leicester Ring from Gla.....
County: Staffordshire
Canals: Coventry, Grand Union
River: n/a
A varied route taking in parts of the Grand Union Main Line & Leicester Line, the Oxford Canal, the River Soar, a short section of the River Trent, part of the Trent & Mersey .....
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East Midlands or Leicester ring from Mar.....
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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Four Counties ring from Anderton
Counties: Cheshire, Shropshire
Canals: Shropshire Union, Staffordshire And Worcestershire
River: n/a
The Four Counties are Cheshire, Staffordshire, Shropshire and West Midlands. This route takes you through beautiful countryside, with Historic houses like Shugborough, navigate .....
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Four Counties ring from Blackwater
County: Shropshire
Canals: Llangollen, Shropshire Union
River: n/a
From the Llangollen and Shropshire Union Canal through the rolling Cheshire Plains to the Trent & Mersey Canal, the Staffordshire & Worcester Canal and back via the Shropshire .....
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Four Counties ring from Gailey
County: Shropshire
Canals: Shropshire Union, Staffordshire And Worcestershire
River: n/a
From the Shropshire Union Canal through the rolling Cheshire Plains to the Trent & Mersey Canal, the Staffordshire & Worcester Canal and back via the Shropshire Union the Four .....
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Four Counties Ring from Nantwich
County: Cheshire
Canals: Shropshire Union, Staffordshire And Worcestershire
River: n/a
From the Shropshire Union Canal through the rolling Cheshire Plains to the Trent & Mersey Canal, the Staffordshire & Worcester Canal and back via the Shropshire Union the Four .....
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Four Counties ring from Whitchurch
County: Shropshire
Canals: Llangollen, Shropshire Union
River: n/a
From the Llangollen and Shropshire Union Canal through the rolling Cheshire Plains to the Trent & Mersey Canal, the Staffordshire & Worcester Canal and back via the Shropshire .....
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Four Counties ring from Wrenbury
Counties: Cheshire, Shropshire
Canal: Llangollen
River: n/a
The Four Counties are Cheshire, Staffordshire, Shropshire and West Midlands. This route takes you through beautiful countryside, with Historic houses like Shugborough, navigate .....
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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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Gailey and return from Anderton
Counties: Cheshire, Shropshire
Canal: Shropshire Union
River: n/a
Cruise through small Cheshire towns like Northwich, Middlewich and Nantwich along the Middlwich canal and Shropshire Union canal with its tranquil setting and small villages and .....
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Grand ring from Gayton part 1 to Oxford
County: Northamptonshire
Canal: Grand Union
River: n/a
The Grand Ring, also known as the Thames Ring offers an eclectic combination of narrow canal, broad canal, tidal and non-tidal river waters. The Grand ring travels fom the lower .....
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Grand ring from Gayton part 2 Oxford to.....
County: Northamptonshire
Canal: n/a
River: n/a
The Grand Ring, also known as the Thames Ring offers an eclectic combination of narrow canal, broad canal, tidal and non-tidal river waters. The Grand ring travels fom the lower .....
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Grand Union Canal cruise from Iver
County: Buckinghamshire
Canal: n/a
River: n/a
A leisurely cruise along the Grand Union Canal from Buckinghamshire through Hertfordshire to Bedfordshire in this 2 weeks cruising route passing through some delightful towns .....
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Hungerford and return from Hilperton
County: Wiltshire
Canal: Kennet And Avon
River: n/a
Cruise to the charming historic market town of Devizes through the fantastic Caen Hill flight of locks- 29 wide beam locks in just 2.25 miles to the pretty village of Pewsey, and .....
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Liverpool and return from Reedley
County: Lancashire
Canal: Leeds And Liverpool
River: n/a
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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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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Newbury and return from Hilperton
County: Wiltshire
Canal: Kennet And Avon
River: n/a
Cruise to the charming historic market town of Devizes through the fantastic Caen Hill flight of locks, through the vale of Pewsey through lush Wiltshire countryside with .....
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North Pennine Ring from Barnoldswick
County: Yorkshire
Canal: n/a
River: n/a
The North Pennine Ring is also known as the Two Roses Ring after the War of the Roses, which we will negotiate in an anti-clockwise direction The Ring takes in the Leeds & .....
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North Pennine Ring from Skipton
County: Yorkshire
Canals: Aire And Calder, Bridgewater
River: n/a
The North Pennine Ring is also known as the Two Roses Ring after the War of the Roses, which we will negotiate in an anti-clockwise direction The Ring takes in the Leeds & .....
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Oxford and return from Gayton
County: Northamptonshire
Canals: Grand Union, Oxford
River: n/a
Visit Oxford, the City of Dreaming Spires, famous the world over for it's University and go punting on the River, also visit the Cathedral, and the Dinosaurs & Dodos in the Museum .....
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Oxford and return from Market Harborough
Counties: Lancashire, Oxfordshire
Canals: Grand Union, Oxford
River: n/a
Take a leisurely cruise down the Grand Union Canal, through the flights of locks at Foxton and Watford, through the lovely Canal village at Braunston, down the Oxford Canal to the .....
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Oxford and return from Rugby
County: Warwickshire
Canal: Oxford
River: n/a
Rugby is a large town with many shops and of course is the home of the game of Rugby. There is a pedestrianised shopping centre and an open market with a town crier. The Web .....
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Snarestone and return from Gayton
County: Northamptonshire
Canals: Ashby, Grand Union
River: n/a
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
River: n/a
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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South Pennine Ring from Poynton through .....
Counties: Cheshire, Lancashire
Canals: Calder And Hebble, Huddersfield Broad
River: n/a
The South Pennine is a circular canal route in Northern England. The South Pennine takes in the whole of the Huddersfield Broad Canal, Huddersfield Narrow Canal and Ashton .....
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Stafford and historic Shugborough hall .....
County: Cheshire
Canal: n/a
River: n/a
Lovely rural route along the beautiful Shropshire Union Canal, with pretty villages and Canalside pubs along this tranquil stretech of Canal. It is one of the most scenic of .....
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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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Stratford upon Avon from Stourport on Se.....
County: Worcestershire
Canal: n/a
River: n/a
Worcester has plenty to offer the visitor, including the imposing cathedral which dates from 1074. In Friar Street is Greyfriars, dating from 1480 this is one of the finest .....
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Tarleton and return from Anderton
County: Cheshire
Canal: Trent And Mersey
River: n/a
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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Two Roses Pennine Ring
County: Lancashire
Canal: n/a
River: n/a
The North Pennine Ring is also known as the Two Roses Ring after the War of the Roses, which we will negotiate in an anti-clockwise direction The Ring takes in the Leeds & .....
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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 Gayton
County: Warwickshire
Canal: Oxford
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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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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Long Canal Boating Routes