Lots of Locks Routes

Lots of 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 .

 
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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Apsley Paper Mills from Middx
County: n/a
Canal: Grand Union
River: n/a
Lovely cruise north along the Grand Union canal, passing Lakes, canalside pubs and villages, beautiful woods, and Paper .....
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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 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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Bath and return from Aldermaston
County: Berkshire
Canal: Kennet And Avon
River: n/a
This is a 2 week trip. Aldermaston wharf is close to the railway station with good connections to Paddington in London, taking 55 minutes from London Paddington , or 13 minutes .....
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Berkhamsted and Hemel Hempstead from Ive.....
Counties: Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire
Canal: Grand Union
River: n/a
Head north through Uxbridge and out into the beautiful Hertfordshire countryside, passing through the locks at Harefield and on towards the historic town of .....
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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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Birmingham and return from Tamworth
County: Staffordshire
Canal: Birmingham and Fazeley
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 from Stourport on Severn
County: Worcestershire
Canals: Birmingham, Staffordshire And Worcestershire
River: n/a
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 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 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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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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Canal Gems Harecastle Tunnel and Anderto.....
County: Staffordshire
Canal: Trent And Mersey
River: n/a
Take a lovely cruise up the Trent & Mersey Canal, a canal built to end the pottery breakages! Cruise past the potteries and through the 1.66 miles long Harecastle Tunnel where .....
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Cheshire ring from Blackwater
Counties: Cheshire, Shropshire
Canals: Llangollen, 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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Cheshire ring from Whitchurch
County: Worcestershire
Canals: Bridgewater, Peak Forest
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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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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Chiltern Hills and Hertfordshire country.....
Counties: Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire
Canal: n/a
River: n/a
Head north through Uxbridge and out into the beautiful Hertfordshire countryside, passing through the locks at Harefield and on towards the historic town of .....
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Devizes and return from Bradford on Avon
County: Wiltshire
Canal: n/a
River: n/a
Bradford on Avon is a lovely town, one of the beauty spots of Wiltshire, and one of the highlights of the Canal. It is a miniature Bath, rich with architectural treasures from .....
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Devizes and Return from Bradford on Avon
County: Wiltshire
Canal: Kennet And Avon
River: n/a
Devizes itself has the atmosphere of an old country market town. Handsome 18th century buildings now surround the square. Devizes museum has one of the finest prehistoric .....
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Devizes and return from Hilperton
County: Wiltshire
Canal: Kennet And Avon
River: n/a
You are on the outskirts of the delightful town of Trowbridge, the county town of Wiltshire, it is one of the three largest towns in Wiltshire. The town's lengthy history is .....
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Diggle and the heart of the Cotton Mills.....
County: Cheshire
Canals: Huddersfield Narrow, Macclesfield
River: n/a
This cruise takes you through the history of the cotton and Weaving industry that dominated this area in the late 18th century. Through the heathland of Saddleworth Moor and .....
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Droitwich and return from Worcester
County: Worcestershire
Canals: Droitwich, Worcester And Birmingham
River: n/a
The Droitwich Canal was re-opened in 2010, and is very scenic. Droitwich was first populated by the Romans, who mined salt here in the C2nd. By the C8th the town was in the hands .....
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Droitwich Ring from Stourport
County: Worcestershire
Canals: Droitwich, Worcester And Birmingham
River: Severn
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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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.....
Counties: Derbyshire, Leicestershire
Canals: Birmingham and Fazeley, Coventry
River: Soar
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 Nor.....
Counties: Derbyshire, Leicestershire
Canals: Birmingham and Fazeley, Coventry
River: Soar
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 Stone
Counties: Cheshire, 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 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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Gargrave from Reedley Marina
County: Lancashire
Canal: Leeds And Liverpool
River: n/a
Lovely countryside through this remote and beautiful landscape. Barnoldswick is steeped in living history. Its ancient heritage dates back to pre-Roman times. Nowadays, .....
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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 Bradford on A.....
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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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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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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Mossley through traditional Pennine vill.....
County: Cheshire
Canals: Huddersfield Narrow, Macclesfield
River: n/a
Cruise through villages and Towns on the fringe of the Pennines with memories of past Industry like Coal, cotton and Weaving .....
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Newbury and Return from Bradford on Avon
County: Wiltshire
Canal: n/a
River: n/a
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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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Pewsey and return from Hilperton
County: Wiltshire
Canal: Kennet And Avon
River: n/a
The Vale of Pewsey – tranquil, spiritual and ancient. The Vale is a beautiful area in the eastern half of the county with the village of Pewsey at its centre. It is a walking .....
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Reading and return from Hilperton
County: Wiltshire
Canal: Kennet And Avon
River: n/a
Cruise almost the whole length of the Kennet & Avon canal following its picturesque course virtually the entire way to Reading, the number and variety of towns and villages that .....
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Rode Heath from Anderton
County: Cheshire
Canal: Trent And Mersey
River: n/a
A cruise through the Cheshire countryside to Middlewich where Rock salt mining that has gone on since Roman times, and to the small village of Wheelock and Rode Heath . The .....
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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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Stalybridge and Return from Poynton
County: Cheshire
Canals: Huddersfield Narrow, Macclesfield
River: n/a
Higher Poynton is a pretty place to moor up, and the canal is wider here too. There are ducks and swans, and nearby is a recreation ground, also a pub just near Bridge 15 .....
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Stour Valley Ring from Stourport
County: Worcestershire
Canals: Birmingham, Staffordshire And Worcestershire
River: Severn
This lovely cruising ring rises and falls between the River Severn and Birmingham, it takes you right through the heart of Birmingham which is reputed to have as many canals as .....
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Stourbridge's Industrial Heritage Glass .....
County: Worcestershire
Canals: Staffordshire And Worcestershire, Stourbridge
River: n/a
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 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 and return from Alve.....
County: Worcestershire
Canals: Stratford Upon Avon, Worcester And Birmingham
River: n/a
Cruise through idyllic stretches of Worcestershire & Warwickshire countryside to this historic town. Two National Trust properties - Packwood House and Baddesley Clinton .....
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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 from Tamworth
Counties: Staffordshire, Warwickshire
Canals: Birmingham and Fazeley, Grand Union
River: n/a
Despite the almost constant proximity of conurbation and industry, the Warwickshire Ring manages to carve a surprisingly rural route through manicured fields and ancient meadows .....
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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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Whitchurch and return from Nantwich
County: Cheshire
Canals: Llangollen, Shropshire Union
River: n/a
Take a leisurely cruise along the Llangollen Canal through the Grindley Staircase locks to the old Roman town of Whitchurch Nantwich is a beautiful town, adorned with .....
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Worcester and return from Alvechurch
County: Worcestershire
Canal: Worcester And Birmingham
River: n/a
This short cruise is only for the energetic as it includes the 30 locks of the Tardebigge Flight which is the largest flight in Britain, and raises the Worcester & Birmingham .....
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