Weekly Routes

Weekly 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 and Caldon Canal from Stone.....
Marina : Stone
County: Staffordshire
Canals: Caldon, Trent And Mersey
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 33.00
Locks: 60

Alton Towers is only 6 miles from Froghall Wharf at the end of the Caldon Canal, or take a bus or train from Stoke on Trent The Caldon Canal is widely seen as one of them .....
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Aqueducts and Whitchurch from Blackwater
Marina : Blackwater
County: Shropshire
Canal: Llangollen
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 27.00
Locks: 4

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.....
Marina : Glascote Basin
County: Staffordshire
Canals: Ashby, Coventry
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 34.50
Locks: 22

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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Aylesbury and return from Gayton
Marina : Gayton
County: Northamptonshire
Canal: Grand Union
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 46.00
Locks: 82

Aylesbury is a busy market town with a number of attractive squares in its centre. The Buckinghamshire County museum is here, which also houses the Roald Dahl .....
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Banbury and return from Gayton
Marina : Gayton
County: Northamptonshire
Canals: Grand Union, Oxford
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 43.25
Locks: 68

Very rural route along the extravagantly winding Oxford Canal past canal vilages and canalside pubs to the town of Banbury The town of Banbury is on the edge of the .....
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Banbury and return from Rugby
Marina : Rugby
County: Warwickshire
Canals: Grand Union, Oxford
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 40.00
Locks: 48

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.....
Marina : Hilperton
County: Wiltshire
Canal: Kennet And Avon
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 38.00
Locks: 74

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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Berkhamsted and Hemel Hempstead from Ive.....
Marina : Iver
Counties: Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire
Canal: Grand Union
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 40.00
Locks: 90

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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Birmingham and Drayton manor Theme park .....
Marina : Glascote Basin
County: Staffordshire
Canal: Birmingham and Fazeley
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 25.50
Locks: 80

This route allows time for all the attractions Experience Britain's second city, a thriving cosmopolitan centre, with some of the finest shopping, culture and visitor .....
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Birmingham and return from Worcester
Marina : Worcester
County: Worcestershire
Canal: Worcester And Birmingham
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 39.00
Locks: 108

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
Marina : Stourport on Severn
County: Worcestershire
Canals: Birmingham, Staffordshire And Worcestershire
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 40.00
Locks: 80

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 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.....
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 Museum and Gas Street Basi.....
Marina : Gailey
County: Staffordshire
Canals: Birmingham, Staffordshire And Worcestershire
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 27.00
Locks: 48

This cruise will allow 2 days to visit the Black Country Museum and explore Birmingham, without excessive long cruising days! The Black Country Living Museum has been built .....
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Black Country Museum in Birmingham from .....
Marina : Stone
County: Staffordshire
Canals: Birmingham, Staffordshire And Worcestershire
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 44.00
Locks: 78

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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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 d.....
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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Braunston and return from Market Harboro.....
Marina : Market Harborough
County: Leicestershire
Canal: Grand Union
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 33.00
Locks: 46

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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Bristol and return from Bradford on Avon
Marina : Bradford-on-Avon
County: Wiltshire
Canal: Kennet And Avon
River: Avon
Cruising Days: 8.00 to 8.00
Cruising Hours: 24.50
Locks: 28

Less than 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 .....
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Bristol and return from Hilperton
Marina : Hilperton
County: Wiltshire
Canal: Kennet And Avon
River: Avon
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 25.00
Locks: 28

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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Burton upon Trent from Stone
Marina : Stone
County: Staffordshire
Canal: Trent And Mersey
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 34.00
Locks: 42

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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Cadburys World Warwick Castle from Alvec.....
Marina : Alvechurch
County: Worcestershire
Canal: Worcester And Birmingham
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 38.00
Locks: 92

This fantastic cruise takes you past Bournville home of Cadbury World, the Birmingham Sea Life Centre, and Warwick home of the impressive Warwick castle, and the route is part of .....
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Caldon Canal and Froghall basin from Sto.....
Marina : Stone
County: Staffordshire
Canals: Caldon, Trent And Mersey
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 33.00
Locks: 60

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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Caldon Canal from Poynton
Marina : Poynton
County: Cheshire
Canals: Caldon, Macclesfield
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00 to 11.00
Cruising Hours: 48.00
Locks: 62

The Caldon Canal takes you from Stoke-on-Trent to picturesque Staffordshire and the Churnet Valley. It is still steeped in history, with fascinating industrial buildings .....
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Cambridge the University City from March.....
Marina : March
County: Cambridgeshire
Canal: n/a
River: Nene
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 29.50
Locks: 10

Ely- The attractive waterfront is a focal point for boating, cyclists and walkers. The city is well known for its cathedral, whose famous lantern tower can be seen for miles .....
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Canal Gems Harecastle Tunnel and Anderto.....
Marina : Stone
County: Staffordshire
Canal: Trent And Mersey
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00 to 12.00
Cruising Hours: 47.00
Locks: 94

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
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 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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Chester and return from Anderton
Marina : Anderton
County: Cheshire
Canals: Shropshire Union, Trent And Mersey
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 34.00
Locks: 38

There is a wealth of things to do in the Roman City of Chester which can be seen on foot, because of the amazing survival of the old city wall. You can walk right round Chester on .....
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Chester and return from Blackwater
Marina : Blackwater
County: Shropshire
Canals: Llangollen, Shropshire Union
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 42.00
Locks: 50

Cruise to Chester through Ellesmere's mini Lake District, the Meres or Lakes were carved out during the Ice Age. There is a wealth of things to do in the Roman City of .....
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Chester cruise the Shropshire Union Cana.....
Marina : Wrenbury
County: Shropshire
Canal: Shropshire Union
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 24.50
Locks: 40

Cruise along the Shropshire Union Canal to the Roman city of Chester this short route gives you plenty of time for sightseeing. There is a wealth of things to do in this Roman .....
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Chiltern Hills and Hertfordshire country.....
Marina : Middlesex
Counties: Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire
Canal: n/a
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 39.00
Locks: 90

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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Congleton and the Macclesfield Canal fro.....
Marina : Anderton
County: Cheshire
Canals: Macclesfield, Trent And Mersey
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 36.50
Locks: 72

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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Cotswolds towns and villages from Worces.....
Marina : Worcester
County: Worcestershire
Canal: Worcester And Birmingham
River: Avon
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 45.00
Locks: 44

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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Coventry and return from Gayton
Marina : Gayton
County: Northamptonshire
Canals: Coventry, Grand Union
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 39.50
Locks: 34

Cruise to the city of Coventry. Very rural route with small canal villages and pubs scattered along the way. The old Coventry Cathedral was destroyed during World War 2, .....
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Coventry basin from North Kilworth Wharf
Marina : North Kilworth
Counties: Leicestershire, Warwickshire
Canals: Coventry, Grand Union
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 44.50
Locks: 34

Pleasant rural cruise along the Grand Union Canal and then up the Oxford Canal past Rugby to the pretty junction with the Coventry Canal, and to the lovely basin at Coventry .....
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Cropredy and return from Rugby
Marina : Rugby
County: Warwickshire
Canal: Oxford
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 32.00
Locks: 42

A rural route through lovely countryside along the Grand Union Canal and down the Oxford Canal to the small village of Cropredy, which is home every year to a well attended .....
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Devizes and Vale of Pewsey from Bradford.....
Marina : Bradford-on-Avon
County: Wiltshire
Canal: Kennet And Avon
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 30.50
Locks: 72

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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Diggle and the heart of the Cotton Mills.....
Marina : Poynton
County: Cheshire
Canals: Huddersfield Narrow, Macclesfield
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 37.50
Locks: 96

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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Drayton Manor from Alvechurch
Marina : Alvechurch
County: Worcestershire
Canals: Birmingham and Fazeley, Worcester And Birmingham
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 32.00
Locks: 76

Cruise to Drayton Manor Theme park, and Tamworth's Snowdome taking in Birmingham's colourful Gas Street Basin which is in the heart of Birmingham's canal network, and has been .....
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Ellesmere Port and return from Anderton
Marina : Anderton
County: Cheshire
Canals: Shropshire Union, Trent And Mersey
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 41.00
Locks: 44

Lovely cruise through the Cheshire Countryside to visit the Roman City of Chester and Ellesmere Port. There is a wealth of things to do in this Roman City which can be seen on .....
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Ellesmere Port and return from Whitchurc.....
Marina : Whitchurch
County: Shropshire
Canals: Llangollen, Shropshire Union
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 42.00
Locks: 66

There is a wealth of things to do in the Roman City of Chester which can be seen on foot, because of the amazing survival of the old city wall. You can walk right round Chester on .....
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Ellesmere Port and return from Wrenbury
Marina : Wrenbury
County: Shropshire
Canals: Llangollen, Shropshire Union
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 31.00
Locks: 46

Lovely cruise through the Cheshire Countryside to visit the Roman City of Chester and Ellesmere Port. There is a wealth of things to do in this Roman City which can be seen on .....
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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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Gayton and return from Market Harborough
Marina : Market Harborough
County: Staffordshire
Canal: Grand Union
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 40.00
Locks: 48

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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Glasgow Bowling and return from Falkirk
Marina : Falkirk
County: Stirlingshire
Canal: Forth And Clyde
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 33.00
Locks: 48

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 .....
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Glasgow Edinburgh and return from Falkir.....
Marina : Falkirk
County: Stirlingshire
Canals: Forth And Clyde, Union
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 39.50
Locks: 16

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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Gloucester and Cotswolds towns along Riv.....
Marina : Stourport on Severn
County: Worcestershire
Canal: n/a
River: Severn
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 28.00
Locks: 0

The River Severn offers easy, lock free cruising (all the locks are done for you) passing through many picturesque villages and stunning views of the Severn Vale. A very .....
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Grand Union Canal cruise from Limehouse .....
Marina : London
County: Buckinghamshire
Canals: Grand Union, Regents
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 37.00
Locks: 54

Explore the astonishing density of London's canalside neighbourhoods along the Regents Canal. Turning onto the Grand Union Mainline at Bulls Bridge, this route offers 17 miles .....
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Hampton Court Palace and Windsor Castle .....
Marina : Caversham
County: Berkshire
Canal: n/a
River: Thames
Cruising Days: 8.00 to 15.00
Cruising Hours: 38.75
Locks: 38

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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Historic city of Windsor from Caversham .....
Marina : Caversham
County: Berkshire
Canal: n/a
River: Thames
Cruising Days: 5.00 to 8.00
Cruising Hours: 23.00
Locks: 22

Cruise to the Royal town of Windsor and visit its famous castle and Legoland , not a long cruise for a weeks stay but plenty to see and do. On a mid week 4 nights stay there will .....
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Hungerford and Return from Bradford on A.....
Marina : Bradford-on-Avon
County: Wiltshire
Canal: Kennet And Avon
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 49.50
Locks: 120

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
Marina : Hilperton
County: Wiltshire
Canal: Kennet And Avon
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00 to 11.00
Cruising Hours: 49.50
Locks: 120

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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Huntingdon through the Fens from March
Marina : March
County: Cambridgeshire
Canal: n/a
River: Nene
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 39.00
Locks: 16

Cruise the land that the Vikings and the Romans tried to tame The sustainability of the Fenlands, most of which lie within a few metres of sea level, relies on artificial .....
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Kidderminster and return from Alvechurch
Marina : Alvechurch
County: Worcestershire
Canals: Staffordshire And Worcestershire, Worcester And Birmingham
River: Severn
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 43.50
Locks: 136

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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Little Venice, London Zoo , Camden Mark.....
Marina : Iver
County: Buckinghamshire
Canals: Grand Union, Regents
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00 to 8.00
Cruising Hours: 13.00
Locks: 0

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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Llangollen and aqueducts and return from.....
Marina : Nantwich
Counties: Cheshire, Shropshire
Canal: Llangollen
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00 to 11.00
Cruising Hours: 47.50
Locks: 42

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
Marina : Whitchurch
County: Shropshire
Canal: Llangollen
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00 to 8.00
Cruising Hours: 27.00
Locks: 4

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
Marina : Wrenbury
Counties: Cheshire, Shropshire
Canal: Llangollen
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 37.50
Locks: 24

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
Marina : Blackwater
County: Shropshire
Canal: Llangollen
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 46.00
Locks: 42

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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London, Little Venice, London Zoo and t.....
Marina : Iver
County: Buckinghamshire
Canals: Grand Union, Regents
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 31.50
Locks: 34

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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London, the River Lee and historic Hertf.....
Marina : Middlesex
Counties: Hertfordshire, Middlesex
Canal: n/a
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00 to 10.00
Cruising Hours: 44.00
Locks: 56

The Grand Union Canal offers stunning scenery throughout Hertfordshire and Northamptonshire and yet is so close to London and the Regents Canal and River Lee. Little Venice is .....
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Loughborough and return from Market Harb.....
Marina : Market Harborough
County: Leicestershire
Canal: Grand Union
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 43.00
Locks: 70

Cruising north will take you towards Leicester and you can visit some of the pretty towns and villages on the way. The canal section just before Leicester is very rural, .....
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Manchester Timperley and return from Nan.....
Marina : Nantwich
County: Cheshire
Canals: Shropshire Union, Trent And Mersey
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 38.50
Locks: 18

There are fine views of the distant Pennines to the north before the canal makes a very pleasing passage through the heart of Lymm, where the streets come right down to the .....
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Market Drayton and return from Gailey
Marina : Gailey
County: Staffordshire
Canals: Shropshire Union, Staffordshire And Worcestershire
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 30.00
Locks: 14

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 return from Gayton
Marina : Gayton
County: Northamptonshire
Canal: Grand Union
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 40.00
Locks: 48

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
Marina : Rugby
County: Leicestershire
Canals: Grand Union, Oxford
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 43.50
Locks: 52

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
Marina : Blackwater
County: Shropshire
Canals: Llangollen, Shropshire Union
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 40.50
Locks: 46

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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Mon and Brecon from Goytre
Marina : Goytre
County: Monmouthshire
Canal: Monmouthshire And Brecon
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 31.50
Locks: 12

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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Nantwich and return from Blackwater
Marina : Blackwater
County: Shropshire
Canals: Llangollen, Shropshire Union
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 31.00
Locks: 38

Cruise through the mini Lake District around Ellesmere along the Llangollen Canal to the roman town of Nantwich. If you want to spend a day or so at Ellesmere, there are some .....
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Napton and return from Market Harborough
Marina : Market Harborough
County: Leicestershire
Canal: Grand Union
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 36.50
Locks: 46

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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Oxford and return along the Thames from .....
Marina : Aldermaston
County: Berkshire
Canal: Kennet And Avon
River: Thames
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 42.50
Locks: 50

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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Oxford and return from Caversham
Marina : Caversham
County: Berkshire
Canal: n/a
River: Thames
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 29.50
Locks: 26

Oxford, The City of Dreaming Spires, is famous the world over for its University and place in history. For over 800 years, it has been a home to royalty and scholars, and since .....
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Pewsey and return from Aldermaston
Marina : Aldermaston
County: Berkshire
Canal: Kennet And Avon
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 43.00
Locks: 90

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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Pewsey and return from Hilperton
Marina : Hilperton
County: Wiltshire
Canal: Kennet And Avon
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 28.00
Locks: 72

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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Potteries and Harecastle Tunnel from And.....
Marina : Anderton
County: Cheshire
Canals: Caldon, Trent And Mersey
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 40.00
Locks: 76

This cruise is rich in Industrial Heritage. Cruise through towns that have been extracting salt since Roman times, and see the lop-sided buildings that the extraction has .....
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River Severn to Gloucester and Sharpness.....
Marina : Worcester
Counties: Gloucestershire, Worcestershire
Canal: Gloucester And Sharpness
River: Severn
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 33.00
Locks: 2

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 Thames , Kew Gardens, Richmond, H.....
Marina : Iver
County: Buckinghamshire
Canal: Grand Union
River: Thames
Cruising Days: 8.00 to 8.00
Cruising Hours: 35.00
Locks: 46

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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Rugby and return from Market Harborough
Marina : Market Harborough
County: Leicestershire
Canals: Grand Union, Oxford
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 42.00
Locks: 52

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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Sharpness and Return from Stourport on S.....
Marina : Stourport on Severn
County: Worcestershire
Canal: n/a
River: Severn
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 41.00
Locks: 0

Beautiful River cruise with all the locks done for you !! The mighty River Severn is Britain's longest river. It runs for 220 miles from the Welsh mountains, through the .....
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Shipley and return from Skipton through .....
Marina : Skipton
County: Yorkshire
Canal: Leeds And Liverpool
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 33.50
Locks: 46

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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Shipley and the Yorkshire Dales from Bar.....
Marina : Barnoldswick
County: Yorkshire
Canal: Leeds And Liverpool
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 36.00
Locks: 52

The Yorkshire Dales National Park is full of stone-built villages, stunning landscapes and vibrant communities. Skipton is the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales National Park, .....
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Shipley through Bronte Country and the Y.....
Marina : Reedley
County: Lancashire
Canal: Leeds And Liverpool
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 45.00
Locks: 66

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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Snarestone and return from Gayton
Marina : Gayton
County: Northamptonshire
Canals: Ashby, Grand Union
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00 to 11.00
Cruising Hours: 54.00
Locks: 34

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 Rugby
Marina : Rugby
County: Warwickshire
Canals: Ashby, Coventry
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 34.00
Locks: 2

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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Staffordshire and return from Worcester
Marina : Worcester
Counties: Staffordshire, Worcestershire
Canals: Staffordshire And Worcestershire, Worcester And Birmingham
River: Severn
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 40.00
Locks: 74

Passing through Worcester by canal, you join the River Severn for a leisurely cruise up to Stourport where you join the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal. Here you will .....
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Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal
Marina : Stourport on Severn
County: Worcestershire
Canal: Staffordshire And Worcestershire
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 53.00
Locks: 82

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.....
Marina : Stourport on Severn
County: Worcestershire
Canals: Shropshire Union, Staffordshire And Worcestershire
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 39.00
Locks: 62

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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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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Stately homes, Castles and Wedgwood Pott.....
Marina : Glascote Basin
County: Staffordshire
Canals: Coventry, Trent And Mersey
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 40.00
Locks: 40

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.....
Marina : Market Harborough
County: Leicestershire
Canal: Grand Union
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 40.50
Locks: 48

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 on Trent and the Potteries from Po.....
Marina : Poynton
Counties: Cheshire, Staffordshire
Canal: Macclesfield
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 32.50
Locks: 32

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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Stone and Return from Poynton
Marina : Poynton
County: Cheshire
Canals: Macclesfield, Trent And Mersey
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 7.00
Cruising Hours: 38.50
Locks: 50

Poynton to Stone is a pretty route, taking you through Staffordshire's industrial hertitage, closely linked to the canal. You will cruise through Etruria and The Potteries, .....
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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 and return from Gailey
Marina : Gailey
County: Staffordshire
Canal: Staffordshire And Worcestershire
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 38.00
Locks: 58

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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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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Stratford on Avon from Worcester
Marina : Worcester
County: Worcestershire
Canal: Worcester And Birmingham
Rivers: Avon, Severn
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 45.00
Locks: 44

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 return from Alve.....
Marina : Alvechurch
County: Worcestershire
Canals: Stratford Upon Avon, Worcester And Birmingham
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 43.00
Locks: 108

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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Tarleton and return from Anderton
Marina : Anderton
County: Cheshire
Canal: Trent And Mersey
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00 to 11.00
Cruising Hours: 52.00
Locks: 32

Cruise from Cheshire to Lancashire, this route can be done over 10 days to make it a more leisurely cruise, you can also take a tram into the city of Manchester if you wish, but .....
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The tranquil Shropshire Union Canal from.....
Marina : Nantwich
County: Cheshire
Canal: Shropshire Union
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 39.50
Locks: 58

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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Warwick and return from Rugby
Marina : Rugby
County: Warwickshire
Canals: Grand Union, Oxford
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 31.50
Locks: 56

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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Warwick Castle from Gayton Marina
Marina : Gayton
County: Northamptonshire
Canal: Grand Union
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 37.50
Locks: 76

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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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 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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Wedgewood Factory and the Harecastle Tun.....
Marina : Anderton
County: Cheshire
Canal: Trent And Mersey
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 41.00
Locks: 82

Do a Wedgwood Factory Tour and see craftsmen at work in the heart of the Potteries, utilising unique artisan skills and techniques honed over 250 years at Barlaston, the home of .....
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Wedgwood factory and return from Gailey
Marina : Gailey
County: Staffordshire
Canal: Trent And Mersey
River: n/a
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 31.00
Locks: 48

This leisurely route takes you through some pretty Staffordshire countryside. If you want to, you can spend a day at the Wedgwood Visitor Centre, as you will have plenty of .....
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West Midlands Safari Park and Severn ste.....
Marina : Worcester
Counties: Staffordshire, Worcestershire
Canal: Staffordshire And Worcestershire
River: Severn
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 30.00
Locks: 44

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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Windsor and return from Aldermaston
Marina : Aldermaston
County: Berkshire
Canal: Kennet And Avon
River: Thames
Cruising Days: 8.00
Cruising Hours: 35.50
Locks: 44

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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