Boat Hire

The Black Country Ring from Gailey Base - 7 Nights

Cruising Time Per Day 7hrs • Total Locks 78


Gailey is ideally placed for this ring that takes you on the Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal, through the water fronts of Birmingham via the new Main Line, onto the Birmingham & Fazeley and the Trent & Mersey.

The route is a varied mix of urban and countryside and offers family activities along the way.

Birmingham has its shopping, restaurants and art galleries, plus the Sea Life Centre and museums for the children.

Visit the Black Country Museum and live the story of the Black Country.

There is also Dudley Zoo and Castle, Drayton Manor Park and Shugborough Hall.


The following are examples of the boats that you can hire from ABC Boat Hire at Gailey Base:


Alvechurch Grebe - For a maximum of 4 people, 2+2 Berth, Length 49ft, Cruiser Stern

Viking Nene Class - For a maximum of 4 people, 2+2 Berth, Length 42ft, Crusier Stern

Viking Nene Class - For a maximum of 4 people, 2+2 Berth, Length 42ft, Crusier Stern

Alvechurch Kestrel - For a maximum of 4 people, 2+2 Berth, Length 48ft, Cruiser Stern

Alvechurch Kestrel - For a maximum of 4 people, 2+2 Berth, Length 48ft, Cruiser Stern

Alvechurch Wren - For a maximum of 4 people, 2+2 Berth, Length 49ft, Semi-traditional Stern

Viking Medway Class - For a maximum of 6 people, 4+2 Berth, Length 57ft, Cruiser Stern

Alvechurch Gull - For a maximum of 6 people, 4+2 Berth, Length 66ft, Cruiser Stern

Viking Derwent Class - For a maximum of 6 people, 4+2 Berth, Length 60ft, Cruiser Stern

Viking Derwent Class - For a maximum of 6 people, 4+2 Berth, Length 60ft, Cruiser Stern

Alvechurch Dove - For a maximum of 6 people, 4+2 Berth, Length 60ft, Cruiser Stern

Viking Wye Class - For a maximum of 8 people, 6+2 Berth, Length 68ft, Cruiser Stern

Viking Wye Class - For a maximum of 8 people, 6+2 Berth, Length 68ft, Cruiser Stern

Alvechurch Goose - For a maximum of 8 people, 6+2 Berth, Length 69ft, Semi-traditional Stern



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