The map opposite can be used to help you plan your canal boat trip.
Canal Routes information:
Four Counties Ring (yellow routes). Distance 145 miles & 118 locks, cruising: 10 days- 2 weeks
Stoke-on-Trent & Return. Distance 70 miles & 50 locks, cruising: 1 week
Attractions: Fradley Junction Nature reserve, Shugborough Estate, Stoke-on-Trent Potteries.
Staffordshire Ring (purple routes). Distance 86 miles & 93 locks, cruising: 1 week
Stafford & return. Distance 44 miles & 26 locks, cruising: 3-4 days
Attraction: Fradley Junction Nature Reserve, Shugborough Estate, Drayton Manor Park, Sea Life Centre
Leicestershire Ring (brown route). Distance 154 miles & 101 locks, cruising 2 weeks
Leicestershire & Return. Distance 96 miles & 60 locks, cruising 1 week
Attractions: Shardlow Heritage Centre, Leicester City, Foxton Locks Staircase.
Caldon canal to froghall winding hole & Return (blue route). Distance 106 miles & 94 locks, cruising 10 days.
Attractions: Shugborough Estate, Stoke-on-Trent Potteries, Churnet Steam Railway.
Ashby canal bridge No 7 & Return (green route). Distance 135 miles & 74 locks, cruising 10 days.
Attractions: Fradley Nature Reserve, Drayton Manor Park, Bosworth Battlefields.