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Warwickshire Ring Canal Boat Holidays

A guide to the Warwickshire Ring and narrowboat hire on the Warwickshire Ring

Please note that these route pages are a work in progress. The figures below indicate route length; however, not all locks and bridges are included currently, so the time required may be underestimated.

The Warwickshire Ring itself:  
Cruising Hours: This route consists of 104.372 miles, 118 locks, 7 movable bridges and 5 tunnels. Which will take 9 days, 3 hours and 16 minutes when travelling for 7 hours per day at our default speeds.

Departure Point: Braunston, Northamptonshire  
Cruising Hours: This route consists of 104.372 miles, 118 locks, 7 movable bridges and 5 tunnels. Which will take 9 days, 3 hours and 16 minutes when travelling for 7 hours per day at our default speeds.

Departure Point: Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire  
Cruising Hours: This route consists of 195.786 miles, 170 locks, 7 movable bridges and 9 tunnels. Which will take 15 days, 2 hours and 24 minutes when travelling for 7 hours per day at our default speeds.

The Warwickshire Ring takes in Birmingham & Fazeley, Coventry, Grand Union and Oxford Canal. Despite its proximity to the bustling centre of Birmingham, this cruising ring manages somehow to retain its rural character for most of the time. Rich pasture, ancient meadows and former coalfields are a constant companion on your journey around the Warwickshire Ring. Highlights include the ‘Staircase to Heaven’, consisting of 21 locks that lift you up 146 feet, and Nuneaton, the birthplace of author George Elliot. The Warwickshire Ring is truly special and is perfect for everyone who enjoys cultural highlights and slow cruising amongst the English countryside.