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Top 10 wildlife destinations to enjoy on a canal boat holiday

Top 10 wildlife destinations to enjoy on a canal boat holiday

Our beautiful network of inland waterways were once the transport arteries of the Industrial Revolution, but today they have become important green corridors for wildlife. When enjoying your canal boat...
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Top 6 summer canal boat holiday circuits

Top 6 summer canal boat holiday circuits

Cruising rings are great because they take in a wide variety of landscapes, and bring you back to your narrowboat hire base without having to travel the same way twice....
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Wootton Wawen

Wootton Wawen

You can explore Shakespeare country from our narrowboat rental base at Wootton Wawen on the Stratford Canal in Warwickshire. Head south from Wootton Wawen and you’ll soon cross the 145-metre...
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Whixall

Whixall

Our canal boat hire base at Whixall Marina is on the Prees Branch of the Llangollen Canal, deep in the Shropshire countryside. On a short break from Whixall you can...
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Great Haywood

Great Haywood

Our boat hire base at Great Haywood near Stafford in Staffordshire is next to the crossroads of two canals.  The Trent & Mersey Canal and Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal meet...
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Bunbury

Bunbury

Our canal boat rental base at Bunbury on the Shropshire Union Canal near Tarporley is surrounded by glorious Cheshire countryside. Head north from Bunbury and you can reach the ancient...
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The River Avon

The River Avon

Boating on the River Avon offers a serene experience, winding through some of England's most beautiful countryside, picturesque villages and historic towns. The River Avon has been used for navigation...
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The River Severn

The River Severn

Boating on the River Severn offers an unforgettable journey through stunning natural landscapes and historic landscapes. And there are plenty of waterside pubs to stop at and wildlife to watch...
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The Droitwich Canals

The Droitwich Canals

The Droitwich Canals were originally built to ship salt from the Droitwich mines to the River Severn. They are made up of two canals – the Droitwich Barge Canal and...
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The Macclesfield Canal

The Macclesfield Canal

Spectacular Pennine views, ‘snake’ bridges, Victorian mills and country pubs. The beautiful tree-lined Macclesfield Canal was one of the last narrow canals to be built, and the first to be...
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The Pennine Ring

The Pennine Ring

The Pennine Ring, also known as the ‘Two Roses’ route, is an ambitious and challenging canal cruising route in England. It connects the east and west coasts of Northern England,...
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The Four Counties Ring

The Four Counties Ring

The Four Counties Ring offers a memorable canal boat holiday experience, combining scenic beauty, historic interest, and the unique charm of England's canal network. It's a popular choice for boating...
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The Black Country Ring

The Black Country Ring

The Black Country Ring is a popular cruising route along the interconnected canals of the West Midlands, taking boaters through the historic industrial heartland known as the Black Country. The...
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The Avon Ring

The Avon Ring

Boaters travelling round the Avon Ring are treated to a stunning array of landscapes, including rolling countryside, tranquil rivers and quaint villages. The 108-mile long journey goes through 131 locks...
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The Warwickshire Ring

The Warwickshire Ring

The Warwickshire Ring is a popular canal cruising route in England, known for its picturesque countryside, historic towns and the chance to boat into the centre of the City of...
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The Stourport Ring

The Stourport Ring

Boaters traversing the Stourport Ring are treated to a diverse range of landscapes, including picturesque countryside, wooded areas and urban landscapes. The route passes through charming villages, historic towns and...
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The Cheshire Ring

The Cheshire Ring

The Cheshire Ring is a popular canal boat holiday route in England, UK, known for its scenic beauty, historic sites, and charming villages. This epic waterway journey will take you...
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The Droitwich Ring

The Droitwich Ring

The Droitwich Ring offers a delightful canal boat cruising experience, combining history, scenery, and relaxation along the tranquil waterways of the West Midlands. Also known as the Mid-Worcestershire Ring, the...
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10-day and two week canal boat holidays from Bunbury

10-day and two week canal boat holidays from Bunbury

The Four Counties Ring (115 miles, 98 locks, 63 hours) This popular circuit takes you on an unforgettable canal boating journey through the counties of Staffordshire, the West Midlands, Cheshire...
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10-day and two week canal boat holidays from Great Haywood

10-day and two week canal boat holidays from Great Haywood

The Black Country Ring (75 miles, 79 locks, 42.5 hours) This circuit cruises sections of the Birmingham & Fazeley, Birmingham Main Line, Coventry, Staffordshire & Worcestershire and Trent & Mersey...
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Be Inspired

We offer a range of different types of holidays such as City Breaks, Relaxation Cruises and Popular Destinations

City Breaks
Rural retreats
Popular places

So why choose Anglo Welsh?

Over 55 years providing unique canal boat holidays in England and Wales.
Modern and spacious narrowboat and wide beam barge hire – from 2 to 12 berths.
Wide choice of narrowboat hire locations and canal boat holiday destinations.
Canal boat holiday routes for novices & experienced boaters.
Flexible holiday booking, no hidden costs.
Family friendly and pet friendly holidays.
Great days out on the water.
Luxury canal boat hire and Thames boating holidays.

Anglo Welsh. So much more than narrowboats

...but don't just take our word for it

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