- Coventry and
- Monmouthshire &
- Rivers Avon, Severn
& Droitwich Canal
- River Nene & East
- River Soar
- Stratford upon
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Canal Boat Hire on the Ashby Canal and Coventry Canal
The Coventry Canal leaves the Trent & Mersey Canal at Fradley Junction and runs for 38 miles up 13 locks to Coventry. It links the northern and southern canal networks, cutting out the need to lock up into, and then down out of Birmingham. Allow two days to cruise the canal.
The Ashby Canal runs for 22 lock free miles through pleasant countryside skirting the War of the Roses Bosworth Battlefield where Richard III was killed.
Ashby Boat Company Ltd. friendly helpful company located on the tranquil Ashby canal . Their fleet has been inspected by The "Visit Britain Quality Assurance Scheme" Short break /Weekly & Day hire.
Excellence Afloat at Valley Cruises are a small family operated business offering you the highest standards of service and accommodation, all with a friendly and helpful approach.
Canal Boat Hire on the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal
The Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal (Mon and Brec) is one of the most beautiful cruising waterways in Britain, completely isolated from the rest of the canal system. All of the canal can be cruised easily in a very relaxed week and it is rarely busy. The canal runs for almost all its route within the Brecon Beacons National Park, following the tree lined course of the River Usk.
Beacon Park Boats Fleet of 5-star narrowboats with stylish living areas, impressive kitchens, immaculate bathrooms, clever storage, luxury beds up to 5ft wide and wifi. Pretty villages, canalside pubs and more wildlife than people!
are a friendly family run firm who offer modern luxury hire cruisers on the beautiful and tranquil Monmouth and Brecon Canal in South Wales. All details are here in their on-line brochure.
offer you a fleet of modem, comfortable canal boats, including electric powered narrowboats, in which you can discover the beauty of Wales.
Country Craft Narrowboats based amid the award winning five locks at Llangynidr, an excellent location to begin a week's hire or a short break on one of their small fleet of narrowboats.
Road House Narrowboat Hire is a small family run business offering four beautiful, traditional narrowboats that are easy to handle with full tuition and support throughout your holiday.
Boat Hire on the River Nene & Cambridgeshire Waterways
The River Nene leaves the Northampton Arm the Grand Union
Canal in Northampton then takes a twisting course to Peterborough through pleasant rural surroundings, becoming tidal as it crosses
the flat Fenlands on its way to the sea.
The River Great Ouse flows over 70 miles from Bedford out into the Wash, linking to the River Cam coming down from Cambridge and a series of other navigable rivers along its way.
Fox Narrowboats a family run firm offer 4-5 star graded narrowboats on the Cambridgeshire Waterways. Short breaks and weekly hire. Cruise to Ely and Cambridge or explore The Fens.
Nene Valley Boats Small family run business offering 2-6 berth traditional narrowboats for holiday hire on the River Nene. Explore from Northampton to Peterborough, the Fens and the River Great Ouse.
Boat Hire on the River Avon, River Severn & Droitwich Canal
The River Severn, Britain's longest river, rises in mid Wales and flows 220 miles to the Bristol Channel. It is navigable from a few miles above Stourport 45 miles down to Gloucester. The Warwickshire River Avon is navigable for 45 miles from Tewkesbury to Stratford on Avon. Each can be cruised in about three days. The Droitwich Canal connects the Severn to the Worcester & Birmingham Canal.
Starline Narrowboats are a small, friendly, family-run company based at Stourport on Severn. Cruises include the majestic River Severn, Shakespeare's River Avon to Stratford or the scenic West Midlands canals.
Canal Boat Hire on the Stratford upon Avon Canal
The Stratford-Upon-Avon Canal runs for just 25 miles from the Birmingham suburbs to the River Avon in Stratford on Avon but there are 54 locks so two or three days are needed. The canal goes through some enchanting countryside in the very Heart of England, cutting through the Forest of Arden with its ancient oaks, and falling gently across quiet rolling countryside and watermeadows to Stratford.
Valley Cruises base on the Stratford-upon Avon canal is ideally placed in Shakespeare's 'Heart of England'' to cruise the beautiful River Avon, the Avon Ring and other Midlands waterways.
Canal Boat Hire on the River Soar
The River Soar is a tributary of the River Trent and links the Leicester Section of the Grand Union Canal to the River Trent. There are weirs and large locks on the river but it winds pleasantly through the countryside north of Leicester to the Trent near Kegworth. It opens up extensive cruising on the Trent and Mersey Canal, the Erewash Canal and the River Trent.
Charnwood Boat Hire Ideally situated to explore the River Soar and the Grand Union and Trent and Mersey canals we are a small family firm providing comfortable boats at reasonable prices.