The Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal

Canal boat holidays on the Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal

Boating on the Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal offers a peaceful and scenic journey through the heart of England’s Midlands region

The historic canal winds its way through idyllic countryside, passing through lush green fields, wooded areas, and quaint villages. Renowned for its tranquillity, it offers boaters the chance to enjoy stunning views at every turn.

Originally opened in 1772, the Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal played a vital role in the transport of goods during the Industrial Revolution. Today, it retains much of its historic charm, with restored locks, bridges, and other features that offer glimpses into the canal’s rich past.

Along the Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal, you’ll find a variety of attractions to explore. From historic villages with charming pubs and tearooms, to nature reserves and wildlife habitats, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Known locally as the ‘Staffs & Worcs’, it runs for 46 miles through the West Midlands countryside, skirting the edges of Birmingham. It links the River Severn at Stourport in the south with the Trent & Mersey at Great Haywood in the north.

There are 43 locks along its length and it passes through Kidderminster, Cookley, Kinver, Stourton, Womborne, Wolverhampton, Penkridge, Acton Trussell and Walton-on-the-Hill.

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