Featured Routes

Featured holiday routes - 7 nights plus

Looking for long canal boat holiday routes? We have dozens of featured routes to choose from. Choose a featured route from across all of our British Waterway marinas with breaks from 7 nights to 21 nights, travelling on both canals and rivers.

Our canal boat routes take in both rural and city sights from the tranquil twists and turns of the River Avon to the modern City style of Gas Street basin in Birmingham.

With such variety on offer, there really is something for everyone. Browse our selection of Featured Routes below from all over the UK:


From cruising around Cambridgeshire to boating around Birmingham, find the perfect midweek boating break in England now:

Aldermaston Wharf Berkshire

Bath & Return, Aldermaston Wharf
Limehouse and return, Aldermaston Wharf
Oxford and return, Aldermaston Wharf
Pewsey and return, Aldermaston Wharf
The Grand Ring, Aldermaston Wharf
Windsor and return, Aldermaston Wharf

Alvechurch Marina Worcestershire

Droitwich Canal, Alvechurch Marina
Stourport Ring, Alvechurch Marina
Stratford-Upon-Avon and return, Alvechurch Marina
The Avon Ring, Alvechurch Marina
The Black Country Ring, Alvechurch Marina
The Warwickshire Ring, Alvechurch Marina

Anderton Marina Cheshire

Chester or Ellesmere and return, Anderton Marina
The Cheshire Ring, Anderton Marina
The Four Counties Ring, Anderton Marina
The Pennine Ring, Anderton Marina

Blackwater Meadow Marina Shropshire

Chester or Ellesmere Port & Return, Blackwater Meadow Marina
Llangollen and return, Blackwater Meadow Marina
The Cheshire Ring, Blackwater Meadow Marina
The Four Counties Ring, Blackwater Meadow Marina

Gailey Marina Staffordshire

Caldon Canal & Return, Gailey Marina
Chester or Ellesmere Port & Return, Gailey Marina
Nantwich and return, Gailey Marina
Stourport & Return, Gailey Marina
The Black Country Ring (anticlockwise), Gailey Marina
The Four Counties Ring, Gailey Marina
The Stourport Ring, Gailey Marina

Gayton Marina Northamptonshire

Aylesbury & return, Gayton Marina
Banbury & Return, Gayton Marina
Coventry or Snarestone & return, Gayton Marina
Leicester or East Midlands Ring, Gayton Marina
Market Harborough & return, Gayton Marina
Oxford & Return, Gayton Marina
The Grand Ring, Gayton Marina
The Warwickshire Ring, Gayton Marina
Warwick & return, Gayton Marina

Hilperton Marina Wiltshire

Bristol & Return, Hilperton Marina
Hungerford & return, Hilperton Marina
Newbury & return, Hilperton Marina
Reading & return, Hilperton Marina

Kings Orchard Marina Staffordshire

Coventry & Return, Kings Orchard Marina
Market Drayton & Return, Kings Orchard Marina
The Birmingham Ring, Kings Orchard Marina
The East Midlands Ring, Kings Orchard Marina
The Four Counties & Black Country Ring, Kings Orchard Marina
Warwick & return, Kings Orchard Marina

March Marina Cambridgeshire

Cambridge & Return, March Marina
Huntingdon & Return, March Marina

Nantwich Canal Centre Cheshire

Brewood & Return, Nantwich Canal Centre
Four Counties Ring, Nantwich Canal Centre
Llangollen and Return, Nantwich Canal Centre
Lymm & return, Nantwich Canal Centre

Springwood Haven Warwickshire

Banbury & Return, Springwood Haven
Birmingham & Return, Springwood Haven
Market Harborough & Return, Springwood Haven
Shardlow & Return, Springwood Haven
Stoke Bruerne & Return, Springwood Haven
The East Midlands / Leicester Ring, Springwood Haven
The Warwickshire Ring, Springwood Haven
Tixall Wide & Return, Springwood Haven

Whitchurch Marina Shropshire

Audlem & return, Whitchurch Marina
Caldon Canal, Whitchurch Marina
Chester & return, Whitchurch Marina
Four Counties Ring, Whitchurch Marina
Llangollen & return, Whitchurch Marina
The Cheshire Ring, Whitchurch Marina

Worcester Marina Worcestershire

Birmingham and return, Worcester Marina
Gloucester & return, Worcester Marina
Sharpness & Return, Worcester Marina
Stourport Ring, Worcester Marina
Stratford & Return (Via Canal), Worcester Marina
Stratford Upon Avon & return, Worcester Marina
The Avon Ring, Worcester Marina


Looking to visit soaking in some touristic hotspots, such as Edinburgh Castle? Or perhaps visit the Falkirk Wheel on your next boating adventure around Scotland? Find the perfect Scottish boating route for you:

Falkirk Canal Forth and Clyde

Bowling & return, Falkirk Canal
Edinburgh and Glasgow, Falkirk Canal


From cruising through the Brecon Beacons countryside to experiencing the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct in Llangollen, discover the beauty of the Welsh countryside. Our range of Welsh boating holidays have a lot to offer:

Goytre Wharf South Wales

Brecon & Return, Goytre Wharf
Monmouthshire and Brecon, Goytre Wharf

Wrenbury Mill Welsh Borders

Ellesmere Port & return, Wrenbury Mill
Four Counties Ring, Wrenbury Mill
Llangollen & return, Wrenbury Mill
Market Drayton, Wrenbury Mill
The Cheshire Ring, Wrenbury Mill

Haven’t found what you’re looking for? Discover our range of short routes online now. Alternatively, explore our full selection of ABC canal boats.