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
Canal village, locks and tunnel at Braunston
Watford Lock Staircase
Foxton Locks and Inclined Plane
Shardlow restored canal port and village
Burton on Trent breweries and ale
Read what some of our previous clients say about the Leicester Ring.
"We particularly enjoyed the stretch through Foxton Locks (great fun was had by all the family!) and Market Harborough is definitely worth a visit."
"It was an excellent holiday for children and adults alike. Our 2 children are young adults, 14 + 17yrs, but they were not bored at any time. Our son did a lot of the steering and was really good at it."
"Very good boat, good and friendly staff, good service. I would recommend such a holiday to everyone. The boats are easy to handle and the British are very friendly."
"Many thanks for a great family break. The only complaint is how much food 3 boys eat due to opening the locks all week!"
"The wildlife on the canal during June (baby ducks, baby geese, baby swans, herons, other birds) was a constant delight."
Explore boat bases, places of interest and canal features using our interactive Google Map. Zoom into the map using your mouse or the map controls, view the roads or as a satellite map, or combine together for a hybrid view. Please note that due to the complex route the redraw speed can be slowed.
Click on the boat bases for a description of the boating routes from that base. You can get driving instructions to that base from your home. There are also links to websites about the places of interest.