Canal Boat Holiday Cruising 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 .

 

Popular Cruising Routes

Popular

One of our most requested canals is the Kennet and Avon which meanders it way for 86 miles linking the River Thames at Reading to the Bristol Avon. You can cruise the entire length of the beautiful Kennet and Avon Canal from Aldermaston via the picturesque market town of Newbury and then on to Hungerford.

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Short Break Routes

Short Breaks

A short break is a perfect introduction to a UK Canal Boating Holiday. Whether you are looking for a romantic break for two or a stag night or hen party for 12 a short break on a canal boat is a perfect choice.

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Week Routes

Weekly Holidays

The canals and rivers in the UK offer over 2,000 miles of waterways to explore so on a 7 night UK Canal Boating Holiday you can cover a lot more ground and extend your cruising possibilities.

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Long Cruising Routes

Long Routes

UK Canal Boating Holiday guests lucky enough to be able to take a three week holiday or longer will be able to have a holiday of contrasts, taken at a really slow pace. The cruising will be diverse and the variety of places to visit endless. Meander through the countryside and moor up in exciting cities, navigate both wide and narrow canals and experience river cruising.

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Cruising Rings

Rings

When cruising a ring you can enjoy the very best that our canals and rivers have to offer. A circuit combines city centres locations with tranquil countryside and canal side villages with world heritage sites and family attractions. A ring or circuit means you will see something new each day.

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City Cruising Routes

City

If you are looking for an easy lock free cruise, that leads you through some of Britain's finest industrial architecture, choose the Alvechurch to Birmingham route. Explore Gas street basin with it's wealth of cosmopolitan restaurants or Brindley place for it's waterside pubs. Visit the Sea Life Centre and the Jewellery Quarter or shop at the famous Bull Ring Market.

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Rural Cruising Routes

Rural

If you want a rural cruise start your UK Canal Boating Holiday from Union Wharf and journey through the Foxton Locks to Stoke Bruerne. This is a tranquil route through rolling countryside. Pass through Weedon, well known for its antique shops and with a number of good pubs. There are also three tunnels to pass through the Husbands Bosworth, Crick and Blisworth.

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Lock Free Cruising Routes

Lock Free

If you are looking for an easy lock free cruise, that leads you through some of Britain's finest industrial architecture, choose the Alvechurch to Birmingham route. Explore Gas street basin with it's wealth of cosmopolitan restaurants or Brindley place for it's waterside pubs. Visit the Sea Life Centre and the Jewellery Quarter or shop at the famous Bull Ring Market.

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Lots of Locks Cruising Routes

Lots of Locks

If you would like to try a lock or two, and after your first one you will be an expert, choose the route from Rugby to Coventry and return. The route only has two locks each way and is ideal to give you an insight of how they operate. Maybe next time you will choose Worcester and navigate your way through the Tardibigge Locks, which are one of the longest flights on the canal system.

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Points of Interest Cruising Routes

Points of Interest

Featuring the Bridgewater Canal, the first canal to be built, the Cheshire Ring takes you on a wonderful journey of discovery. Navigate the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal to Great Haywood Junction and join the Trent and Mersey Canal heading north towards the Potteries and Peak District. Moor at Castlefields to explore the city of Manchester, including Old Trafford, home of Manchester United F.C., the huge Arndale shopping centre and the Science and Industry Museum.

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All Cruising Routes

All Routes

We have 14 UK Canal Boating locations throughout England, Scotland and Wales which means that there are many unique routes to choose from. This is ideal for our guests who ask for different requirements from their canal boat holiday.

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