Embark on an epic journey through four English counties and a wide variety of landscapes
The 110-mile Four Counties Ring takes canal boaters on a waterway journey through the counties of Staffordshire, the West Midlands, Cheshire and Shropshire. It passes through 94 locks and takes around 55 cruising hours, so it can be done in a week. But a 10-day or two week holiday will allow more time stopping off at the many exciting destinations along the way.
Just some of the route highlights include: the 2,670-metre long Harecastle Tunnel, and Wedgewood Pottery Visitor Centre on the Trent & Mersey Canal; extravagant cuttings and the 15 locks at Audlem on the Shropshire Union; the Roman town of Middlewich at the gateway to the Middlewich Branch of the Shropshire Union Canal; and the quiet waters at Tixall Wide on the Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal.