Popular Routes

Popular 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 .

 
Abingdon a pretty busy 18th century mark.....
County: Berkshire
Canal: n/a
River: Thames
Take a cruise along the River Thames seeing historic and pretty towns on your way Abingdon on Thames , a historic market town set in rural Oxfordshire which proudly claims to .....
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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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Ashby canal from Coventry a lock free tr.....
County: Warwickshire
Canal: Ashby
River: n/a
This lock free route takes you along the beautifully tranquil and rural Ashby Canal to its terminus at Snarestone. Take in the site of the Battle of Bosworth, and Heritage .....
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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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Bath and Aqueducts and River Avon from H.....
County: Wiltshire
Canal: Kennet And Avon
River: 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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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 Stratford upon.....
County: Warwickshire
Canals: Birmingham and Fazeley, Grand Union
River: n/a
Cruise past attractive villages with half timbered houses like Wootten Wawen to the Uk's 2nd biggest city Birmingham with attractive lovely Canal wharves. Gas Street basin is .....
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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 ring from Gailey
Counties: Staffordshire, Worcestershire
Canals: Birmingham, Birmingham and Fazeley
River: n/a
This Ring is jam packed with things to do if you want to explore. Moor up in the fabulous Gas street Basin in Birmingham near the Sea Life centre and Jewellery .....
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Brecon and return from Goytre through th.....
County: Monmouthshire
Canal: Monmouthshire And Brecon
River: n/a
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 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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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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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 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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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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Cotswolds to Tewkesbury
Counties: Gloucestershire, Warwickshire
Canal: Stratford Upon Avon
River: Avon
The Cotswolds is an expanse of gently sloping green hills and ancient, picturesque towns and villages in south-western and west-central England. It is a designated as an area of .....
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Cotswolds towns along the River Avon fro.....
Counties: Gloucestershire, Warwickshire
Canal: n/a
River: Avon
The Cotswolds is an expanse of gently sloping green hills and ancient, picturesque towns and villages in south-western and west-central England. It is designated as an Area of .....
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Cotswolds towns and villages from Worces.....
County: Worcestershire
Canal: Worcester And Birmingham
River: Avon
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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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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Edinburgh and return from Falkirk
County: Stirlingshire
Canal: Union
River: n/a
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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Evesham in the Cotswolds from Stratford .....
County: Warwickshire
Canal: Stratford Upon Avon
River: Avon
The old riverside market town of Evesham is situated in the centre of the famous horticultural Vale of Evesham - the fruit and vegetable basket of England. Evesham has a few .....
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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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Glasgow and return from Falkirk
County: Stirlingshire
Canal: Forth And Clyde
River: n/a
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 scenery. All .....
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Glasgow Edinburgh and return from Falkir.....
County: Stirlingshire
Canals: Forth And Clyde, Union
River: n/a
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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Goring on the Thames from Caversham
County: Berkshire
Canal: n/a
River: Thames
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 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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Henley and return from Aldermaston
County: Berkshire
Canal: Kennet And Avon
River: Thames
Cruise along the Kennet & Avon canal to the River Thames and the renowned town of Henley-on-Thames. Passing Reading you will be central for shopping or just strolling around .....
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Keighley and the Yorkshire Dales from Ba.....
County: Yorkshire
Canal: Leeds And Liverpool
River: n/a
Skipton is probably the most handsome town along the Leeds and Liverpool canal and known as the gateway to the magnificent Yorkshire Dales. With its famous 900 year old castle, .....
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Kintbury and return from Aldermaston
County: Berkshire
Canal: Kennet And Avon
River: n/a
Aldermaston wharf is close to the railway station with good connections to Paddington in London, taking 55 minutes from London Paddington , or 13 minutes from Reading railway .....
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Linlithgow and Edinburgh
County: Stirlingshire
Canal: Union
River: n/a
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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Little Venice, London Zoo , Camden Mark.....
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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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 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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Llangynidr and return from Goytre
County: Monmouthshire
Canal: Monmouthshire And Brecon
River: n/a
Cruise to Llangynidr through the breathtaking scenery of the Brecon Beacons National Park, surrounded by the Black mountains & overlooking the Usk valley, passing Abergavenny & .....
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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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Manchester and return from Anderton
County: Cheshire
Canal: Trent And Mersey
River: n/a
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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Mid Worcestershire ring from Worcester
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 weekend, and takes in the Roman spa town of Droitwich, and the cathedral city of Worcester, also .....
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Milton Keynes 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 Stoke .....
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Mon and Brecon from Goytre
County: Monmouthshire
Canal: Monmouthshire And Brecon
River: n/a
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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Oxford and return along the Thames from .....
County: Berkshire
Canal: Kennet And Avon
River: Thames
Cruise along the Thames past Palladian mansions and lovely Thames towns. Oxford, The City of Dreaming Spires, is famous the world over for its University and place in history. .....
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Pewsey and return from Aldermaston
County: Berkshire
Canal: Kennet And Avon
River: n/a
Starting from the small boating centre of Aldermaston Wharf, cruise west to the picturesque market town of Newbury. There are some nice pubs at the canalside village of .....
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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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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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Shipley through Bronte Country and the Y.....
County: Lancashire
Canal: Leeds And Liverpool
River: n/a
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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Skipton and return from Reedley gateway .....
County: Lancashire
Canal: Leeds And Liverpool
River: n/a
As the gateway to the magnificent Yorkshire Dales, people travel the length and breadth of the country to visit this charming market town. With its famous 900 year old castle, .....
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Stoke on Trent and the Potteries from Po.....
Counties: Cheshire, Staffordshire
Canal: Macclesfield
River: n/a
The Staffordshire Potteries is the industrial area encompassing the six towns, Tunstall, Burslem, Hanley, Stoke, Fenton and Longton that now make up the city of Stoke-on-Trent in .....
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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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Stratford on Avon from Worcester
County: Worcestershire
Canal: Worcester And Birmingham
Rivers: Avon, Severn
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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Stratford upon Avon and the Edstone aque.....
County: Warwickshire
Canal: Stratford Upon Avon
River: n/a
This short cruise allows for time to explore Stratford upon Avon and Shakespeares birthplace, plus why not take in a play at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre Stratford on Avon- .....
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Thames cruise to Marlow via Henley on Th.....
County: Berkshire
Canal: n/a
River: Thames
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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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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Warwick from Stratford upon Avon
County: Warwickshire
Canals: Grand Union, Stratford Upon Avon
River: n/a
The county town of Warwickshire’ is famous for its magnificent castle and historic charm. The original Castle at Warwick was built on a motte and bailey constructed by .....
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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 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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