Canal hire family firms on our Top Ten Canal Rings
The Avon Ring takes at least one week. It includes the River Severn, the River Avon, the Stratford Canal and the Worcester and Birmingham Canal.
The Birmingham Ring offers a choice of many optional loops through the Birmingham Canal Navigations taking from a few days to a week or more.
The Black Country Ring takes at least one week. It includes a canal loop through Staffordshire and optional routes through the Birmingham Canal Navigations.
The Cheshire Ring is a popular one-week cruising route which includes the Cheshire Plain, the city and suburbs of Manchester and the Pennine Hills.
The Four Counties Ring is probably the most popular cruising ring, it can be covered in a week but two weeks will allow more relaxation and exploration.
The Leicester Ring takes two weeks on two rivers plus wide canals and narrow canals through some fine East Midlands countryside.
The Pennine Rings are for those crews who like hard work! Allow at least 2 weeks for the shortest South Pennine Ring and 3 weeks or more for the longer rings.
The Stourport Ring can be cruised in a week and includes the River Severn and narrow canals. The short Droitwich Ring can be done in a couple of days.
The Thames Ring takes three weeks at least and includes the Oxford and Grand Union Canals as well as the River Thames.
Over 200 miles and over 160 locks!
The Warwickshire Ring can be cruised in one week but with places like Warwick, Leamington Spa and Stratford upon Avon to explore two weeks is better!
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