Really explore the connected waterways in England and Wales by hiring Long Term… So Where Can I Go?
The quick answer is “wherever you want!” It all depends on how long you want to hire for.
One month would allow you to relax and discover the beautiful Oxford and Ashby Canals with perhaps a visit to Warwick, or simply head for Shakespeare Country taking in Oxford, Warwick and Stratford on Avon. You could head onto the River Thames and see all the sights right down to Windsor Castle and Hampton Court, perhaps venturing on to the tranquil River Wey to the southernmost tip of our inland waterways at Godalming before returning. For the energetic you could cruise the Thames Ring including the Oxford and Grand Union Canals together with the River Thames all the way from West London up to Oxford….or even to the head of navigation at Lechlade.
Two months would allow you time to cruise around one of the famous Midlands cruising “Rings” such as the Warwick Ring or the Leicester Ring, or even (subject to our approval) the Four Counties Ring. Cruising south and west discover the Thames and the world famous Kennet and Avon Canal all the way to Bath or even Bristol. Cruising north you could reach the famous Llangollen Canal – or venture into the Peak District.
Three months would allow you to venture to the northernmost points of our system such as the Leeds and Liverpool Canal… or explore much of the waterways of the midlands or southern England…
Longer Term Hire: Many of our hirers have taken a boat all over the system for anything up to nine or more months reaching as far east as the tidal Trent, north to Manchester, into Wales and as far south as Guildford. Longer hires, especially from Autumn to late Spring can prove remarkably cost effective, avoiding the peak cruising months of May to September
Help and Advice … Don’t forget that I can help you with most general points of route planning… just send me an email and I’ll try to respond within 24hrs