The Midlands has an extensive network of canals which are a legacy left over from the days of the industrial revolution and a lot of them are interconnected. You can be in the middle of a city such as Birmingham and a couple of hours later be passing through glorious and tranquil countryside. Canal boating holidays on the midlands canal provide a break that is different from the normal couple of weeks lying on a beach and you will see a wonderful and diverse landscape.
The Warwickshire Ring is a series of interconnecting canals that will take you all round the Midlands. It is a long distance route that is one hundred and six miles long and passes by tourist sights such as Warwick Castle and Drayton Manor Theme Park. The whole route can be completed in a week but you will have to do a lot of cruising and only spend short stopping off times. If you have the time it is better to spend two weeks to complete it and you can then do it at a more leisurely pace.
Canal Boating Holidays on the Midlands Canal can be broken down in to shorter journeys if you only have a
couple of days spare. You could do the Birmingham and Fazeley Canal section which is only twenty miles long. You start off in the middle of Birmingham city but you are soon cruising along through the beautiful countryside and heading for Fazeley. Canal boating holidays on the Midlands Canal are very adaptable and there should be something to suite your needs.
This is a great way to spend quality time with the family and getting everyone involved with opening the locks and steering the boat. Do not worry if you have never been on a boat before as they are very easy to operate and you will be given full instruction before you set off. Canal boating holidays on the Midlands Canal are extremely enjoyable and everyone involved will have an unforgettable time.
You can choose from a range of boats for hire from various boat yards and start your journey in locations including Warwickshire, Northamptonshire and Oxfordshire. In fact the canal boat hire on the Grand Union Canal are an alternative choice you may like to consider and there are some stunning locations along this route as well and plenty of starting points.