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Kings
Orchard
Marina CANAL BOAT HIRE

Staffordshire Boating Holidays

Located in Staffordshire on the Coventry Canal, Kings Orchard Marina is nestled within a beautiful rural hideaway, an ideal start location. We have 3 classes available from Kings Orchard. The 4 berth Wren, ideal for couples and small families and the 6 berth Lark and 8 berth Warbler classes, which are great for larger families and groups. 

Phone: 01543 433608
Phone to book: 0330 333 0590
Address: Kings Orchard Marina, Broad Lane, Huddlesford, Staffordshire, WS13 8SP
Berths: 2 - 8

Maps / Guides


Nicholson: N3, N4
Pearson: P1, P4, P6
Lockmaster: L10, L12

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Brand new for the 2021 season!

 

Kings Orchard Marina is situated close to Lichfield deep in the Staffordshire countryside on a secluded, tree lined twenty acre site.

 

Directions to Kings Orchard Marina

 

BY ROAD

The A38 offers the easiest access. Leave the A38 onto the A5192, Cappers Lane turning east (away from Lichfield). Take the first left and follow country lane. Follow country lane over canal bridge and, with The Plough on your right, bear immediately left looking out for brown tourist sign directing you to marina entrance on your left.

For Sat Nav users, we advise you use the postcode for the Plough pub that is a 3 minute drive from the marina: WS13 8PY.

FROM AIRPORTS

The closest airport to the marina is Birmingham International Airport which is a ~30 minute drive away.

From London Airports: Make your way via the London Underground, bus or taxi to London Euston train station. From there take a train to Lichfield Trent Valley which is very close to the marina.

BY RAIL

The nearest rail station is Lichfield Trent Valley where we are just a short distance away. Lichfield Trent Valley rail station can be reached from all the major train stations. 

USEFUL LINKS

Here are some useful resources for information regarding Kings Orchard Marina.

Train times & tickets
Birmingham Airport

 

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Featured Routes

Featured routes from Kings Orchard Marina, Staffordshire

Market Drayton & Return

In a parallel world reflecting the evolution of transport, with unforgettable days full of tranquil drama and whimsy, your route will lead you under bridges, over aqueducts and through unusual canal cuttings. It will take you on a richly green tour that skims the distant outskirts of the urban Midlands before bursting into the tranquil haven of Shropshire countryside.

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The Birmingham Ring

A route with a mix of rural and urban, taking in parts of the Coventry Canal, Trent & Mersey Canal, Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal, Birmingham Canal Navigations and Birmingham & Fazeley Canal. This Ring includes three tunnels, several aqueducts, and 79 locks - can be done in 7 nights or a more relaxing 14 nights.

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Short Breaks

The following are suggested routes for short break canal holidays from Kings Orchard Marina

Sawley & Return

This journey is rural and even remote at times, yet trips in and out of colourful hubs that tell gripping stories of canal-life to the passing boater. There are tales of medieval times and the English language, special water which changed a town’s fortunes and a vital inland port with links to pottery, the Industrial Revolution and ‘canal mania’.

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Tixall Wide & Return

This route skips through sheep-filled countryside with idyllic locks and striking red-brick bridges. Secret stories lie in this landscape of outstanding beauty, where you’ll learn new tiller skills, meet wildlife and discover the story of a posh rebel who insisted a canal be shaped for his pleasure. 

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Featured Boats

Featured Boats from Kings Orchard Marina, Staffordshire

Six to eight berth Boats

Alvechurch Lark

Max: 6 People

Length: 66ft (63ft from Falkirk)

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Alvechurch Warbler

Max: 8 People

Length: 69ft

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Two to Five berth Boats

Alvechurch Wren

Max: 4 People

Length: 47ft

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