Ring Routes

Ring 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 .

 
Avon ring from Alvechurch
Marina : Alvechurch
Counties: Warwickshire, Worcestershire
Canals: Stratford Upon Avon, Worcester And Birmingham
Rivers: Avon, Severn
Cruising Days: 11.00 to 15.00
Cruising Hours: 59.00
Locks: 131

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
Marina : Stourport on Severn
County: Worcestershire
Canals: Stratford Upon Avon, Worcester And Birmingham
Rivers: Avon, Severn
Cruising Days: 11.00 to 15.00
Cruising Hours: 69.50
Locks: 145

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
Marina : Worcester
County: Worcestershire
Canals: Stratford Upon Avon, Worcester And Birmingham
Rivers: Avon, Severn
Cruising Days: 11.00 to 15.00
Cruising Hours: 62.50
Locks: 131

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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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 Black Cou.....
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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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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Black Country ring from Gailey
Marina : Gailey
Counties: Staffordshire, Worcestershire
Canals: Birmingham, Birmingham and Fazeley
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 42.50
Locks: 79

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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Black County Ring from Alvechurch in 7 days
Marina : Alvechurch
County: Worcestershire
Canals: Birmingham, Birmingham and Fazeley
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 52.00
Locks: 79

The Black Country Ring encompasses the Cannock Chase woodland, a medieval royal hunting forest, with wild deer still roaming this SSSI. It takes you through the City of .....
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Cheshire ring from Anderton
Marina : Anderton
County: Cheshire
Canals: Bridgewater, Macclesfield
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00 to 11.00
Cruising Hours: 53.00
Locks: 92

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 Blackwater
Marina : Blackwater
Counties: Cheshire, Shropshire
Canals: Llangollen, Macclesfield
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 15.00
Cruising Hours: 93.00
Locks: 138

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 Poynton
Marina : Poynton
County: Cheshire
Canals: Bridgewater, Macclesfield
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00 to 8.00
Cruising Hours: 52.50
Locks: 92

A fascinating trip that takes you through the heart of Manchester. The Cheshire Ring is a canal cruising circuit or canal ring, which includes sections of six canals in and .....
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Cheshire ring from Whitchurch
Marina : Whitchurch
County: Worcestershire
Canals: Bridgewater, Peak Forest
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 12.00
Cruising Hours: 82.00
Locks: 138

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
Marina : Wrenbury
County: Worcestershire
Canals: Bridgewater, Macclesfield
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 11.00
Cruising Hours: 72.00
Locks: 118

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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Droitwich Ring from Stourport
Marina : Stourport on Severn
County: Worcestershire
Canals: Droitwich, Worcester And Birmingham
River: Severn
Cruising Days: 5.00
Cruising Hours: 21.50
Locks: 45

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 Gayton
Marina : Gayton
County: Northamptonshire
Canals: Coventry, Grand Union
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 15.00
Cruising Hours: 88.00
Locks: 115

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 Glascote Basi.....
Marina : Glascote Basin
County: Staffordshire
Canals: Coventry, Grand Union
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 15.00
Cruising Hours: 79.00
Locks: 101

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 Market Harbor.....
Marina : Market Harborough
Counties: Derbyshire, Leicestershire
Canals: Birmingham and Fazeley, Coventry
River: Soar
Cruising Days: 15.00
Cruising Hours: 82.00
Locks: 101

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 North Kilwort.....
Marina : North Kilworth
Counties: Derbyshire, Leicestershire
Canals: Birmingham and Fazeley, Coventry
River: Soar
Cruising Days: 15.00
Cruising Hours: 78.00
Locks: 101

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
Marina : Anderton
Counties: Cheshire, Shropshire
Canals: Shropshire Union, Staffordshire And Worcestershire
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 12.00 to 15.00
Cruising Hours: 69.50
Locks: 102

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
Marina : Blackwater
County: Shropshire
Canals: Llangollen, Shropshire Union
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 15.00
Cruising Hours: 90.00
Locks: 132

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
Marina : Gailey
County: Shropshire
Canals: Shropshire Union, Staffordshire And Worcestershire
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00 to 11.00
Cruising Hours: 55.00
Locks: 94

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
Marina : Nantwich
County: Cheshire
Canals: Shropshire Union, Staffordshire And Worcestershire
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00 to 11.00
Cruising Hours: 60.00
Locks: 94

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
Marina : Stone
Counties: Cheshire, Shropshire
Canals: Shropshire Union, Staffordshire And Worcestershire
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00 to 12.00
Cruising Hours: 60.00
Locks: 93

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
Marina : Whitchurch
County: Shropshire
Canals: Llangollen, Shropshire Union
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 15.00
Cruising Hours: 79.00
Locks: 132

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
Marina : Wrenbury
Counties: Cheshire, Shropshire
Canal: Llangollen
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 11.00
Cruising Hours: 69.00
Locks: 112

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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Grand ring from Gayton part 1 to Oxford
Marina : Gayton
County: Northamptonshire
Canal: Grand Union
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 15.00 to 22.00
Cruising Hours: 114.00
Locks: 175

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 Gayton
Marina : Gayton
County: Northamptonshire
Canal: n/a
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 15.00 to 22.00
Cruising Hours: 114.00
Locks: 175

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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Mid Worcestershire ring from Worcester
Marina : Worcester
County: Worcestershire
Canals: Droitwich, Worcester And Birmingham
River: Severn
Cruising Days: 4.00
Cruising Hours: 14.00
Locks: 33

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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North Pennine Ring from Barnoldswick
Marina : Barnoldswick
County: Yorkshire
Canal: n/a
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 22.00
Cruising Hours: 109.00
Locks: 214

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
Marina : Skipton
County: Yorkshire
Canals: Aire And Calder, Bridgewater
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 22.00
Cruising Hours: 109.00
Locks: 214

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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South Pennine Ring from Poynton through the longes.....
Marina : Poynton
Counties: Cheshire, Lancashire
Canals: Calder And Hebble, Huddersfield Broad
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 15.00
Cruising Hours: 83.50
Locks: 229

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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Staffordshire Ring from Glascote Basin
Marina : Glascote Basin
County: Staffordshire
Canals: Birmingham, Birmingham and Fazeley
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 44.00
Locks: 83

Leaving the much-revamped water frontages of Birmingham via the New Main Line and negotiating parts of the elegant Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal and the Trent & Mersey .....
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Stour Valley Ring from Stourport
Marina : Stourport on Severn
County: Worcestershire
Canals: Birmingham, Staffordshire And Worcestershire
River: Severn
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 45.00
Locks: 105

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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Stour Valley Ring from Worcester
Marina : Worcester
County: Worcestershire
Canals: Birmingham, Staffordshire And Worcestershire
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 47.00
Locks: 105

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 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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Two Roses Pennine Ring
Marina : Reedley
County: Lancashire
Canal: n/a
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 22.00
Cruising Hours: 109.00
Locks: 214

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
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 from Gayton
Marina : Gayton
County: Warwickshire
Canal: Oxford
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 11.00 to 12.00
Cruising Hours: 75.50
Locks: 147

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
Marina : Glascote Basin
Counties: Staffordshire, Warwickshire
Canals: Birmingham and Fazeley, Grand Union
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 52.50
Locks: 93

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
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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