UK Canal Maps & Holiday Cruising Guides

UK Canal Maps & Holiday Cruising Guides


Cruising guides & maps for popular UK canals and other navigable inland waterways.

Our canal guide maps cover the most popular English, Welsh and Scottish cruising canals and navigations. Click on the canal name or any any route on the blue UK waterways map to see that cruising guide & route map.


Choosing your canal holiday route can be difficult with so much choice!

  • Use our 30 plus Canal Holiday Guides covering the most popular canal routes to give you the 'flavour' of each canal or river.
  • Each Guide contains things to see, distances and cruising times. Maps show junctions with other canals and hirefirms & boatyards.
  • We have listing pages for hire firms on the cruising canals and navigable rivers.
  • Our full section of Top Ten Canal Rings with guides and maps is for those boaters who prefer circular routes.
  • We've advice to help you choose your route. A busy holiday or a quiet one, peaceful or busy, out and back or canal ring?
  • Our Canal Holiday Frequently Asked Questions include lots more useful information and advice, especially you're new to canal holidays.


Research Canal Routes UK

On this canal or river ...

Under each canal map are tabs which you can click to find more information.

On the canal maps you can click on these icons to get more information

Hireboat Icon  Click to see hire firm details
Boatyard Icon  Click to see Boatyards and marinas
Attraction icon  Click to see day out attractions & boat trips

You can also click on nearby canals to enjoy virtual cruises around the waterways system!


All canal pages have a blue box like this which tells you whether the canal is a narrow canal or 'broad' canal, how long it is and how many locks there are


Many canal pages have a green box which tells you if this canal is part of a 'Cruising Ring', which other canals are in the Ring and roughly how long the Ring takes to cruise. See Cruising Guides for our TOP TEN CANAL RINGS.

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