Great Haywood

Travel round the Four Counties Ring on a canal boat holiday

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 at Great Haywood junction.  So there’s a big range of routes from Great Haywood.

On a short break, you can head north along the Trent & Mersey Canal to Stone. Or south to Fradley Junction.  Or transfer onto the Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal to Tixall Wide, Penkridge and Gailey.

On a week-long break from Great Haywood, you can reach Market Drayton, Kinver, Cheddleton or Market Drayton.  Or you can complete the Black Country Ring.

On a longer break you can complete the Four Counties Ring.

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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.

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