See historic towns
Kennet Avon Canal
Take a canal boat
Take canal locks
up and down hills
Stop at peaceful
pubs and villages
Four Counties Ring
Base 37 is located mid-way between Birmingham and Worcester on the Worcs and Birmingham Canal. It is run by one of the largest boat operators in the UK and is easily accessible by road or rail and is near Birmingham Airport.
Located at the top of the Tardebigge flight of locks, Base 37 offers short breaks to Birmingham, where you can moor at the fashionable Gas Street basin, or to more rural Lapworth. The base lies on the Stourport and Avon Rinmgs and is close to the Black Country Ring.
Birmingham and Return: 0 locks 10 hours
A lock-free cruise through the Wast Hill tunnel to the restored canal heart of Birmingham where you can moor in the city centre. Enjoy the UK's second city with its bars, restaurants and nightlife.
Lapworth and Return: 0 locks 14 hours
Take the rural route to Lapworth on the North Stratford Canal and enjoy the country pubs en route
Stourport Ring: 118 locks 48 hours
A superb Circuit taking in the Staffs & Worcs Canal; Worcs & Birmingham Canal and an upper section of the River Severn.
Black Country Ring: 79 locks 45 hours
Take in the splendour of Cannock Chase and cruise all the way to the heart of Birmingham City Centre. Visit Penkridge, Fradley and Old Turn Junction. This is a great one-week Ring and is achievable cruising 6 hours per day.
10/11 night or Two Week Rings
Avon Ring: 130 locks 58 hours
A world famous Ring that contrasts the quiet of the Avon with the locks of the Lickey Hills. Take time to visit the beautiful towns such as Shakespeare's Stratford upon Avon, Worcester with its magnificent cathedral, and Tewkesbury. Time spent on the River Avon costs an extra license fee, which is payable on the River.