Warwickshire Ring

Discover the West Midlands by water, travelling gently through the Warwickshire countryside, and into the heart of Birmingham

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A longer popular circuit around the Heart of England

The Warwickshire Ring takes boaters on a 104-mile journey of discovery around the West Midlands, passing through 120 locks and taking around 56 hours.

This popular circuit takes in sections of the Grand Union, Oxford, Coventry and Birmingham & Fazeley canals.  Highlights include the pretty canal village of Braunston, the awesome Hatton Flight of 21 locks at Hatton, Warwick Castle, Royal Leamington Spa and Birmingham’s Gas Street Basin.

It can be done in a week, but to enjoy visiting some of the fascinating destinations along the way, we recommend holiday-makers complete the Warwickshire Ring a 10-day or two-week break.

What can you See & Do in a week?

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

What can you See & Do in 10 nights?

To complete this popular circuit in 10 nights, you will only need to cruise around five hours each day.  There’s time to visit a number of attractions along the way, as well as canalside pubs, villages and local walks.

What can you See & Do in two weeks?

To complete this popular circuit in two weeks, you will only need to cruise around for three or four hours each day, giving plenty of time to moor up and visit attractions along the way, as well as canalside pubs, villages and local walks.

Warwickshire Ring. A circular canal boat holiday route through the glorious countryside of Warwickshire

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.

The flight of canal locks at Hatton in Warwickshire
The Royal Pump Room at Leamington Spa in Warwickshire. Visit as part of a canal boat holiday with Great British Boating
Braunston Village. An authentic canalside village and amenities. Great British Boating Holidays
Visit Wedges Bakery whilst on a canal boat holiday with Great British Boating
Visit the Barley Mow Pub near Rugby whilst on a canal boat holiday with Great British Boating
Brindley Place at the heart of Birmingham, England
explore Birmingham on a canal walk and tour
Warwick Castle and the River Avon
Baddesley Clinton moated manor house, close to the Stratford-upon-Avon Canal
Visit the Birmingham museum and art gallery whilst on a canal boat holiday with Great British Boating
Winterbourne House, an Edwardian house with superb botanic gardens in leafy Edgbaston. Visit from a canal boat holiday with Great British Boating

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