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
Cadbury World: at Bournville
Birmingham: superb city centre moorings, many attractions
Black Country Museum near Dudley: 19th century life
Kidderminster: Severn Valley Railway to Bridgnorth
Stourport: fine canal town
Worcester: historic cathedral city
Stoke Prior: Avoncroft Museum of Buildings
Read what some of our previous clients say about the Stourport Ring.
"We did the Stourport Ring and enjoyed it very much. We felt the holiday a complete success. Most particularly we enjoyed Worchester. The cathedral and the china museum were of great interest to us and we thoroughly enjoyed them."
"We liked the Ring, with joy for both grown ups and kids, and also some time for shopping. On this route you can find everything with countryside, some time along the river, tunnels, small towns and big towns. It was fantastic to stay in the middle of Birmingham, with no noise or problems even during night time."
"Really lovely boat, well equipped, clean, quiet. The ring we did (Stourport) was, to our huge surprise, deserted. We passed virtually no other boats. It made doing flights of locks much easier, as we didn't have to wait for other boats. I highly recommend it - great balance of rural and industrial."
"Birmingham was fantastic and a real surprise. The moorings in the centre are fantastic. We also liked Cadburys World and Kinver. Some great pubs too, especially the one on the canal at Kinver and the Camp House Inn near Worcester."
"We had a glorious time. We were with good friends, we had good food, and we had a good time. What more can you ask of a vacation?"
"It is a pity that this type of holiday is not well known in the Netherlands. Until this holiday, we didn't know of any travel agency which had information about narrowboats in the UK. A lot of people have already asked us about the holiday."
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.