Rural Routes

Rural 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 .

 
Alrewas along the Coventry Canal from Ta.....
County: Staffordshire
Canal: Coventry
River: n/a
Pleasant rural cruise along the Coventry Canal, passing small villages and Canalside pubs, also situated on the edge of the National Forest, the National Arboretum is the UK’s .....
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Anderton Boat Lift from Nantwich marina
County: Cheshire
Canals: Shropshire Union, Trent And Mersey
River: Weaver
With the re-opening of the Anderton boat lift in Spring 2002, a whole new navigation is open for exploration from the Anderton base. A stunning feat of 19th Century engineering, .....
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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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Aqueducts and return from Whitchurch
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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Aqueducts and 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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Ashby Canal and Battlefields from Tamwor.....
County: Staffordshire
Canals: Ashby, Coventry
River: n/a
The beautifully tranquil and rural Ashby Canal to its terminus at Snarestone, a lovely cruise with not too much cruising, so time to enjoy and explore your surroundings Take .....
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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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Atherstone and return from Rugby
County: Warwickshire
Canals: Coventry, Oxford
River: n/a
Rugby is a bustling market town in Warwickshire, situated on the River Avon, and is the second largest town in the county. William Webb Ellis is credited with the invention .....
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Audlem along the tranquil Shropshire Uni.....
County: Cheshire
Canals: Llangollen, Shropshire Union
River: n/a
Cruise along the lovely Shropshire Union Canal to the historic Cheshire Market town of Nantwich with its fine Tudor buildings and enjoy the tranquil landscape along this canal to .....
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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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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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Banbury 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. There is a pedestrianised shopping centre and an .....
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Bath and the Vale of Pewsey from Hilpert.....
County: Wiltshire
Canal: Kennet And Avon
River: n/a
Cruise to the historic City of Bath , one of Britain's most appealing cities with Roman and Georgian architecture, including the famous Roman Baths, see the Royal Crescent and .....
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Battle of Bosworth battlefields from Cov.....
County: Warwickshire
Canals: Ashby, Coventry
River: n/a
This lock free route takes you along the beautifully tranquil and rural Ashby Canal to the site of the Battle of Bosworth, and Heritage Visitor Centre, and the attractive village .....
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Beeston and return from Anderton
County: Cheshire
Canal: Trent And Mersey
River: n/a
The canalside area of Middlewich is a haven of peace below the busy streets. The town has been extracting salt since Roman times, and there is an interesting town trail north of .....
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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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Braunston and return from Gayton
County: Northamptonshire
Canals: Grand Union, Oxford
River: n/a
Cruise north along the Grand Union Canal through charming villages through the Braunston Tunnel to the historic wharf at Braunston. Braunston lies at the junction of the Grand .....
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Braunston and return from Market Harboro.....
County: Leicestershire
Canal: Grand Union
River: n/a
Market Harborough – A market town mid way between Leicester and Northampton. Visit Welland Park, the town’s museum and the old grammar school, a 17th school built on stilts. .....
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Braunston from Coventry
County: Warwickshire
Canals: Coventry, Oxford
River: n/a
Lovely rural cruise along the Coventry canal and then down the North Oxford Canal, passing through quiet countryside and open fields and hills in the distance to the canal village .....
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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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Burnley from Barnoldswick
County: Yorkshire
Canal: Leeds And Liverpool
River: n/a
Set in stunning scenery, the friendly market town of Barnoldswick - known affectionately to locals as Barlick - lies at the very heart of England. The town is quaint, quirky, .....
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Burton upon Trent from Stone
County: Staffordshire
Canal: Trent And Mersey
River: n/a
Leisureley cruise along the Trent & Mersey Canal, passing lovely canalside pubs and villages, including Burton on Trent, the home of brewing. Visit Burton on trent, .....
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Caen and Return from Bradford on Avon
County: Wiltshire
Canal: n/a
River: n/a
Lovely country route along the Kennet & Avon Canal including a visit to the historic unspoilt town of Bradford on Avon & to the bottom of the spectacular Caen Hill flight of Locks .....
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Caen and return from Hilperton
County: Wiltshire
Canal: Kennet And Avon
River: n/a
Lovely country route along the Kennet & Avon Canal including a visit to the historic unspoilt town of Bradford on Avon & to the bottom of the spectacular Caen Hill flight of Locks .....
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Chester and return from Nantwich
County: Cheshire
Canal: Shropshire Union
River: n/a
Nantwich is home to the Hack Green Secret Nuclear Bunker, 'a unique and exciting day out', www.hackgreen.co.uk. Nantwich Basin is a busy canal basin, which was one the terminus .....
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Chirk and return from Whitchurch
County: Shropshire
Canal: Llangollen
River: n/a
This very beautiful canal is one of the most popular Waterways in Europe, and includes the Chirk Aqueduct an impressive structure built by Thomas Telford, which is 70 feet high, .....
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Congleton and the Macclesfield Canal fro.....
County: Cheshire
Canals: Macclesfield, Trent And Mersey
River: n/a
This cruise takes you south along the Trent & Mersey Canal to Kidsgrove and then up the Macclesfield Canal to Congleton. You are on the edge of the Peak District , with distant .....
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Crick and Leicestershire countryside fro.....
County: Leicestershire
Canal: Grand Union
River: n/a
This short lock-free cruise takes you through the rural Leicestershire countryside past small villages including the delightful village of Crick, and through the 1500 yard long .....
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Crick and return from Gayton
County: Northamptonshire
Canal: Grand Union
River: n/a
Heading north towards Market Harborough offers the perfect turning point of Crick, just after navigating the mile long Crick Tunnel. A tranquil rural route through rolling .....
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Crick and return from Market Harborough
County: Leicestershire
Canal: Grand Union
River: n/a
Market Harborough – A market town mid way between Leicester and Northampton. Visit Welland Park, the town’s museum and the old grammar school, a 17th school built on stilts. .....
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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 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 Vale of Pewsey from Bradford.....
County: Wiltshire
Canal: Kennet And Avon
River: n/a
Beautiful leisurely route through the incredible Caen Hill flight of locks to the old country market town of Devizes where beer is delivered by horse and dray from the town's own .....
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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 and return from Whitchurch
County: Shropshire
Canal: Llangollen
River: n/a
This lock free cruise takes you pass the famous Meres- or lakes made durung the Ice Age to the 18th century Market town of Ellesmere. Ideal for novices and a very pleasant rural .....
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Ellesmere and return from Wrenbury
County: Cheshire
Canal: Llangollen
River: n/a
This cruise takes you pass the famous Meres- or lakes made durung the Ice Age to the 18th century Market town of Ellesmere. A very pleasant rural cruise with beautiful scenery, .....
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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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Fotheringhay and Peterborough through th.....
County: Cambridgeshire
Canal: n/a
River: Nene
Fotheringhay is an attractive little village with a lot of history. The first castle here was built in 1100 and the second in the 14th century. In 1452 Richard III was born .....
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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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Foxton and Crick from North Kilworth Wha.....
County: Leicestershire
Canal: Grand Union
River: n/a
Lock-free cruise along the Grand Union Canal in a 21-mile stretch. View the famous Foxton Locks without having to do them!! Also, see the remains of the steam-powered Foxton .....
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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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Gailey Staffordshire countryside
County: Staffordshire
Canals: Shropshire Union, Staffordshire And Worcestershire
River: n/a
A rural route through the Staffordshire countryside, along the quiet stretches of the Shropshire Union Canal, past small villages and Canalside pubs. Only 2 locks each way so a .....
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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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Gayton and return from Market Harborough
County: Staffordshire
Canal: Grand Union
River: n/a
Foxton is the site of a steam powered Inclined Plane, which replaced ten locks and lifted narrow boats 75 feet. It was opened in 1900 but suffered from mechanical and structural .....
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Gnosall and return from Gailey
County: Staffordshire
Canal: Shropshire Union
River: n/a
Cruise through beautiful countryside passing through deep wooded cuttings and embankments that give views for miles. In some sections you will only pass though a handful of .....
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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 Haywood and return from Gailey
County: Staffordshire
Canal: Staffordshire And Worcestershire
River: n/a
Cruise the lovely Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal, past Stafford and visit the 900 year old Stafford Castle and through the beautiful Cannock Chase to Shugborough Hall, a .....
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Great Haywood and Shugborough Hall from .....
County: Staffordshire
Canal: n/a
River: n/a
Nice easy cruising through the Staffordshire countryside with only 5 locks each way and no rushing - leading you to the Shugborough estate Journey through the historic estate .....
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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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Hockley Heath and the Lapworth flight fr.....
County: Warwickshire
Canal: Stratford Upon Avon
River: n/a
Rural cruise along the Stratford on Avon Canal with lots of locks including the Lapworth flight, all set in lovely surroundings and pleasant Canalside villages and .....
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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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Kidderminster and return from Worcester
County: Worcestershire
Canals: Staffordshire And Worcestershire, Worcester And Birmingham
River: Severn
Cruise up the River Severn past the imposing Worcester cathedral to Stourport on Severn full of moored boats in its Canal basins to one of the prettiest canals in England- the .....
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Knowle a rural cruise from Stratford upo.....
County: Warwickshire
Canal: Stratford Upon Avon
River: n/a
Pass lovely saxon and half timbered villages and Medieval churches and Manor Houses on this peaceful rural route, but with lots of locks to keep it interesting plus canalside .....
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Lapworth Flight from Alvechurch
County: Worcestershire
Canals: Stratford Upon Avon, Worcester And Birmingham
River: n/a
Briefly heading north, then turning down on the Stratford Canal towards Stratford, this relaxing route involves no locks at all, so ideal for novices who don't want a city route .....
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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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Llangollen canal from Blackwater
County: 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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Lymm and return from Anderton
County: Cheshire
Canal: Trent And Mersey
River: n/a
Cruise above the picturesque River Weaver and its valley, where the only lock has a drop of just six inches! Preston Brook has a tunnel of nearly a mile and there are also .....
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Market Bosworth and the tranquil Ashby C.....
County: Warwickshire
Canals: Ashby, Coventry
River: n/a
The Ashby Canal is surrounded by rural farmland, woodlands and the occasional bridge Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre tells the dramatic story of the Battle of Bosworth on .....
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Market Drayton and return from Gailey
County: Staffordshire
Canals: Shropshire Union, Staffordshire And Worcestershire
River: n/a
Cruise down the pretty Staffs & Worcs canal and along the Shroppie through the lovely Staffordshire countryside to the half timbered town of Market Drayton the home of .....
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Market Harborough and Foxton locks from .....
County: Leicestershire
Canal: Grand Union
River: n/a
Market Harborough is a market town within the Harborough district of Leicestershire. The town is located in an area which was formerly a part of the Rockingham Forest, a royal .....
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Market Harborough and return from Gayton
County: Northamptonshire
Canal: Grand Union
River: n/a
A tranquil rural route through rolling Northamptonshire countryside. Pass through Weedon, well known for its antique shops and with a number of good pubs. The 4-lock .....
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Market Harborough and return from Rugby
County: Leicestershire
Canals: Grand Union, Oxford
River: n/a
This cruise takes in 2 staircase flights of locks and 3 tunnels, but takes you through lovely rural countryside hardly touching civilisation apart from a few scattered .....
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Middlewich and return from Blackwater
County: Shropshire
Canals: Llangollen, Shropshire Union
River: n/a
A very rural and tranquil cruise through some lovely scenery A lovely cruise through the area around Ellesmere known as the 'mini Lake District', as you pass some of the Mere's .....
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Middlewich from Nantwich
County: Cheshire
Canal: Shropshire Union
River: n/a
Rural cruise along the Middlewich branch which is an attractive and under-rated canal with some wonderful tranquil moorings. Middlewich was once a thriving centre for the .....
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Nantwich and return from Anderton
County: Cheshire
Canal: Trent And Mersey
River: n/a
Cruise the tranquil Middlewich Canal to Nantwich which has been prosperous since Roman times because of the Salt springs, but the town was devastated by fire in 1583, and has .....
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Nantwich and return from Whitchurch
County: Shropshire
Canal: Llangollen
River: n/a
Cruise along the Llangollen canal, through the Grindley Brook staircase locks to the Roman town of Nantwich on the Shropshire Union Canal. You can extend your cruise to take in .....
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Nantwich and return from Wrenbury
County: Shropshire
Canal: Llangollen
River: n/a
Cruise along the lovely Shropshire Union Canal to the historic Cheshire Market town of Nantwich with its fine Tudor buildings and visit the Secret Bunker- The Bunker is described .....
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Napton and return from Gayton
County: Northamptonshire
Canal: Grand Union
River: n/a
Very rural cruise through villages and unspoilt landscape, with lovely village pubs along the way, Pass the Heart of the Shires Shopping Village which has been established in .....
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Napton and return from Market Harborough
County: Leicestershire
Canal: Grand Union
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, this is a lovely route .....
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Napton 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. It is 30 minutes walk to the town centre. There is a pedestrianised shopping centre and an .....
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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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Penkridge through the Staffordshire coun.....
County: Staffordshire
Canals: Staffordshire And Worcestershire, Trent And Mersey
River: n/a
Cruise through the Staffordshire countryside enjoying the small villages and Canalside pubs, there are no towns here, although Stafford can be reached after a 1.5 mile .....
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Peterborough and Ferry Meadows Country P.....
County: Cambridgeshire
Canal: n/a
River: Nene
Peterborough- Entertainment for the whole family is available at Ferry Meadows Country Park which has a watersports centre and lakes for fishing, boating and sailing. .....
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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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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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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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River Severn to Gloucester and Sharpness.....
Counties: Gloucestershire, Worcestershire
Canal: Gloucester And Sharpness
River: Severn
Cruise along the River Severn where all the locks are done for you through lovely countryside past small villages and historic towns like Tewkesbury and Gloucester and then onto .....
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River Weaver from Anderton
County: Cheshire
Canal: Trent And Mersey
River: Weaver
With the re-opening of the Anderton boat lift in Spring 2002, a whole new navigation is open for exploration from the Anderton base. A stunning feat of 19th Century engineering, .....
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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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Rugby and return from Gayton
County: Northamptonshire
Canals: Grand Union, Oxford
River: n/a
Cruise to the town where the sport of Rugby began. It was during a game of football in 1823 when a boy from Rugby school took the ball in his arms and ran with it, this started .....
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Rugby and return from Market Harborough
County: Leicestershire
Canals: Grand Union, Oxford
River: n/a
The marina is located at the northern end of Market Harborough - a quaint, traditional English market town that dates from 1203. Visit Welland Park, the town’s museum and the .....
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Rugby and return from Twyford Wharf
County: Oxfordshire
Canal: Oxford
River: n/a
Cruise to the town where the sport of Rugby began. It was during a game of football in 1823 when a boy from Rugby school took the ball in his arms and ran with it, this started .....
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Rugby from Coventry marina
County: Warwickshire
Canals: Coventry, Oxford
River: n/a
Rural cruise along the North Oxford Canal from Coventry Marina Located in the historic Coventry Canal Basin, just on the north side of the city's inner ring road with easy .....
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Saddington from Market Harborough
County: Leicestershire
Canal: Grand Union
River: n/a
Leisurely cruise to the village of Welford through the fantastic Foxton staircase flight of locks & to the village of Saddington just north of Foxton. Very rural route with just .....
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Shipley and return from Skipton through .....
County: Yorkshire
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 .....
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Skipton gateway to the Yorkshire Dales
County: Yorkshire
Canal: Leeds And Liverpool
River: n/a
Cruise through outstanding scenery through the Yorkshire Dales to Skipton which is probably the most handsome town along the Leeds and Liverpool canal. As the gateway to the .....
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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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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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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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Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal
County: Worcestershire
Canal: Staffordshire And Worcestershire
River: n/a
The Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal runs through softly undulating West Midlands countryside. It skirts around the edges of Birmingham without ever becoming truly .....
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Staffordshire and Worcestershire country.....
County: Worcestershire
Canals: Shropshire Union, Staffordshire And Worcestershire
River: n/a
Secluded woodland and pretty locks , very pretty villages like Kinver, with its fascinating Rock houses, carved out of the cliffs and in continuous occupation for 150 years until .....
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Stately homes, Castles and Wedgwood Pott.....
County: Staffordshire
Canals: Coventry, Trent And Mersey
River: n/a
Picturesque route through the Staffordshire countryside , past Canalside pubs and villages. Visit Shugborough Hall a Stately home, and a rare survival of a complete estate, .....
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Stoke Bruerne and return from Market Har.....
County: Leicestershire
Canal: Grand Union
River: n/a
A tranquil rural route through rolling countryside. Market Harborough - a quaint, traditional English market town that dates from 1203. Pass through Weedon, well known for .....
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Stoke Bruerne and return from Rugby
County: Warwickshire
Canals: Grand Union, Oxford
River: n/a
Rural cruising through lovely countryside past the canal villages of Braunston & Stoke Bruerne with 2 small flights of locks and 2 tunnels, including the 3rd longest in the .....
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Stoke Prior and return from Worcester
County: Worcestershire
Canal: Worcester And Birmingham
River: n/a
Start from the historic city of Worcester with its glorious Cathedral and cruise through the Worcestershire countryside passing small vilages and Canalside .....
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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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The tranquil Shropshire Union Canal from.....
County: Cheshire
Canal: Shropshire Union
River: n/a
The Shropshire Union Canal is a charmingly rural and isolated waterway for much of its length. With stretches where there are no towns for miles, it is a great place to get close .....
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Trent and Mersey Canal Stone to Fradley .....
County: Staffordshire
Canal: Trent And Mersey
River: n/a
The Trent & Mersey Canal, engineered by James Brindley, was the country’s first long-distance canal. It is full of interesting features, which reflect its history. There is a .....
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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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Welford and return from Market Harboroug.....
County: Leicestershire
Canal: Grand Union
River: n/a
The marina at Union Wharf has been redeveloped by British Waterways over the last few years. The marina is located at the northern end of Market Harborough - a quaint, traditional .....
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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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Whaley Bridge in the Peak District from .....
County: Cheshire
Canals: Macclesfield, Peak Forest
River: n/a
Whaley Bridge is a Derbyshire Peak District village on the River Goyt. It is the terminus of the High Peak Canal with lovely scenery but some remains of the former industy that .....
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Wheelock and return 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. The canalside area .....
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Whitchurch and return from Blackwater Ma.....
County: Shropshire
Canal: Llangollen
River: n/a
The Mere at Ellesmere is the largest and most spectacular of the nine glacial meres in North Shropshire. The Mere is surrounded by circular walks, woodlands and gardens and is a .....
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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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Whitchurch and return from Wrenbury
County: Shropshire
Canal: Llangollen
River: n/a
Cruise along the lovely Llangollen canal to the old Roman town of Whitchurch through the Grindley Brook Flight of locks- a short staircase of 3 locks which is quite exiting to .....
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Whixall Moss and the Meres from Blackwat.....
Counties: Cheshire, Shropshire
Canal: Llangollen
River: n/a
The Mere at Ellesmere is the largest and most spectacular of the nine glacial meres in North Shropshire. The Mere is surrounded by circular walks, woodlands and gardens and is a .....
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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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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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Wrenbury and return from Whitchurch
County: Shropshire
Canal: Llangollen
River: n/a
This three day cruise takes you through some beautiful countryside along the Llangollen Canal, in Shropshire, past the old Roman town of Whitchurch cruising through the small .....
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