Narrowboat Hire – Birmingham and Fazeley Canal

Cruising your hireboat out of the centre of Birmingham for the first few miles on the Birmingham and Fazeley Canal is exciting, squeezing into a cascade of narrow locks, between the high walls and beneath tower blocks and a spiders web of motorways, until you reach more open skies and countryside. But the real beauty of this canal is the places it can take you to!

B & F near Cambrian Wharf,
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  • The Birmingham & Fazeley Canal was built to be a main connection between Birmingham and the rest of the developing canal system, and that is still its main use, part of a useful north-south route with the Coventry Canal.
  • Farmers Bridge locks take you out of the city centre beneath buildings and high brick walls.
  • Salford Junction where three canals meet lies beneath Spaghetti (motorway) Junction which serves 18 road routes and also bridges two railway lines and two rivers.
  • Drayton Manor Theme Park is close to the canal near Fazeley Junction.
  • The B & F is part of the Black Country Ring which forms a loop around the north of Birmingham into Staffordshire. With a lot of locks, cruisable in a week, just!
  • The B & F also is part of the Warwickshire Ring to the southeast of Birmingham through Warwick and Leamington Spa which also can be cruised in a week, just!

Boat Hire from family firms on or around the Birmingham and Fazeley Canal

Ashby Boat Company Ltd

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.

Grand Union Narrowboats

Grand Union Narrowboats. Small family run company. 2,4 & 6 berth four star graded narrowboats for weekly hire on the Grand Union and Oxford canals. Experience the Northamptonshire countryside at its finest.

Kate Boats

Kate Boats, a family run business, with quality narrowboats from two bases on the Grand Union Canal, ideally situated on the Warwickshire ring.

Beginners welcome, full instruction given.

Napton Narrowboats

From our new base at Autherley Junction, Napton Narrowboats family-run fleet now gives you the widest choice of boats and cruising routes.

Narrowboat Escapes Holidays And Training

Narrowboat Escapes Holidays And Training specialising in traditional narrowboat hire, holidays and training. Based at the heart of England's waterways at 'Braunston Marina' we have six beautiful and historic canal routes within a short distance. Phone: 07944 589 679

More Information

Holiday Cruising Guide to the Birmingham and Fazeley Canal.

More Midlands hire firms or narrowboat hire firms in other canal areas.

Day hire boats to cruise with a few friends for a few hours.

Help to choose the right canal boat for your holiday.

Plus lots more advice and tips in our Canal Holiday Advice.

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Ashby Canal

Ashby Boat Company Ltd
89 Station Rd, Stoke Golding, Nuneaton CV13 6EY.
01455 212671

Grand Union Canal

Grand Union Narrowboats
High Street, Weedon NN7 4QD.
01327 342418
Kate Boats
The Boatyard, Nelson Ln, Warwick CV34 5JB.
01926 492968
Narrowboat Escapes Holidays And Training
Braunston Marina, The Wharf, Braunston, Daventry, NN11 7JH
07944 589679

Shropshire Union Canal

Napton Narrowboats
Autherley Junction, Oxley Moor Rd, Wolverhampton WV9 5HW.
01926 813644

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