Easy access to a hidden world

The world of the waterways is a place of its own, and in some ways it is a way to slip back in time

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We offer a wide choice of departure points within easy access of Birmingham International Airport, offering people the chance to experience this hidden world.

The West Midlands enjoy hundreds of miles of tranquil waterways, making them a fantastic way to explore the area. Chugging gently along in a brightly painted narrowboat, you can take time to enjoy the beautiful countryside, with a different view gradually emerging around every corner.  And you can stop almost anywhere you wish and take time to explore villages, towns and cities along the way.

The local environment and communities of the West Midlands enjoy a beautiful network of canals and rivers, with a rich heritage relating to the bloom of the industrial revolution.

Great British Boating offers many departure points for canal boat holidays in the area, including:

– two bases on the Stratford Canal – at Stratford-upon-Avon and Wootton Wawen;

– two close to the northern section of the Stratford Canal on the Worcester & Birmingham Canal at Tardebigge and Alvechurch; and

– seven along the route of the Warwickshire Ring – at Warwick, Stockton, Napton, Braunston, Stretton, Rugby and Coventry.

All these bases are within a reasonable taxi ride or train journey from Birmingham Airport and the Great British Boating team can provide all of the necessary details and contacts for you to arrange your transfers.

We offer a wide choice of departure points within easy reach of Birmingham International Airport, offering people the chance to experience this hidden world.

The West Midlands enjoy hundreds of miles of tranquil waterways, making them a fantastic way to explore the area. Chugging gently along in a brightly painted narrowboat, you can take time to enjoy the beautiful countryside, with a different view gradually emerging around every corner.  And you can stop almost anywhere you wish and take time to explore villages, towns and cities along the way.

The local environment and communities of the West Midlands enjoy a beautiful network of canals and rivers, with a rich heritage relating to the bloom of the industrial revolution.

Great British Boating offers many departure points for canal boat holidays in the area, including:

– two bases on the Stratford Canal – at Stratford-upon-Avon and Wootton Wawen;

– two close to the northern section of the Stratford Canal on the Worcester & Birmingham Canal at Tardebigge and Alvechurch; and

– seven along the route of the Warwickshire Ring – at Warwick, Stockton, Napton, Braunston, Stretton, Rugby and Coventry.

All these bases are within a reasonable taxi ride or train journey from Birmingham Airport and the Great British Boating team can provide all of the necessary details and contacts for you to arrange your transfers.

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