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The Warwickshire Ring

Gas Street Basin in Birmingham City Centre

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 Birmingham.

The circuit runs for 104 miles through 121 locks.  It takes in sections of the Grand Union, Oxford, Coventry and Birmingham & Fazeley canals.

Highlights include: the flight of 11 locks into Atherstone; the pretty canal villages of Hillmorton and Braunston; the flight of 21 locks at Hatton, also known as ‘The Stairway to Heaven’; Warwick Castle, said to be Britain’s greatest medieval experience; Tamworth Castle; Fradley Junction and Nature Reserve; Warwick Bar; and boating through the centre of Birmingham.

From Wootton Wawen, you can complete this circuit on a 10-day or two week break. You’ll travel 104 miles and pass through 128 locks in around 53 hours.

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