Stourport Ring

A popular week’s circuit journeying through the vibrant city of Birmingham, the ancient city of Worcester and picturesque countryside in some of our finest English counties

Stourport Ring2018-07-31T09:48:32+00:00

The Stourport Ring takes canal boat holiday-makers on a 79-mile journey of discovery around Middle England, travelling through 122 locks and taking around 56 hours.

The route offers a wonderful mix of urban and rural landscapes, with historic destinations to explore along the way, including the Stourport Basins, once one of the busiest inland ports in Britain.

As well as cruising a length of the beautiful River Severn, the route travels the entire Worcester & Birmingham Canal, plus sections of the Staffordshire & Worcestershire, Birmingham Main Line and Stourbridge canals.

Highlights include Gas Street Basin and Brindleyplace in the heart of Birmingham, the ancient City of Worcester with its spectacular cathedral and the incredible Tardebigge Flight of 30 locks, one of the largest flights in Europe.

What can you See & Do in a week?

To complete this popular circuit in a week, you will need to cruise around eight hours each day, giving time to visit canalside villages and pubs along the way, and perhaps one or two major attractions.

To create more time for visiting destinations along the way, we recommend booking a 10-day or two-week holiday to travel this route.

Stourport Ring

Things to see & do

From quiet country pubs and village churches, to exciting historic attractions where history and culture come to life, you’ll find plenty of places to visit on your canal journey.

canalside attraction of Cadbury World
Brindley Place at the heart of Birmingham, England
The inland port of Stourport on the Stourport Ring canal holiday route.
canal and river boating holidays from Worcester.
The unique rock houses at Kinver Edge, Staffordshire, with the caves along side. The houses are fronted as with traditional houses but are built into the sandstone rock.
Hire a canal boat for the day
Royal Worcester Museum is on the side of the canal in Worcester, part of the Stourport Ring canal holiday route
explore Birmingham on a canal walk and tour

Want to get started? 

Start planning your trip

Find your perfect holiday with Great British Boating. Simply select your preferred start location and date and click on “check availability”. 

You can further refine your search by selecting holiday length and berths.

Or you can book directly now by calling us on:

 +44 (0) 1252 796 402

STARTING FROM WHERE?
STARTING BETWEEN WHICH DATES?
PREFERRED LENGTH OF HOLIDAY?
PREFERRED START DAY
HOW MANY PEOPLE? (Inc Infants)