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The Avon Ring
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The Avon Ring from Alvechurch Marina

Duration: 10 - 14 Nights
TOTAL LOCKS: 139
CRUISING TIME PER DAY: 6 HOURS (59 HOURS IN TOTAL)

Maps & Guides for this routeP2, N2, L15, E1

This stunning route will take you along both the River Severn and Avon. To fully enjoy all this stunning route has to offer,  you will need at least 10 or 11 nights.

You will need a licence for the River Avon - go to www.avonnavigationtrust.org for more details

Itinerary: The Avon Ring from Alvechurch Marina

The Avon Ring is an energetic route that allows you to explore Worcester, Tewkesbury, Evesham and Stratford-upon-Avon. This is a great route for those looking to explore the history of the Heart of England.

While on this route you’ll pass through Shakespeare’s birth and home place, Stratford Upon Avon. Full to the brim with culture and history, the town has plenty to do – from the UK’s largest tropical butterfly paradise to the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. We recommend mooring and having a walk, taking in all this beautiful countryside town has to offer.

On this route, you’ll float along a number of waterways starting with the Worcester & Birmingham Canal. Once you reach Stratford, you’ll move to the Stratford Canal which is heavily locked. Towards the end of your journey, you’ll drift lazily along the River Severn and the River Avon both stunning bodies of water with plenty of greenery and wildlife to enjoy.

If you travel for 2 weeks you can also detour down to Gloucester with its docks, warehouses and museums. Make sure to stroll around the stunning Cathedral which is the burial place of King Edward II and was used to film Harry Potter!

Ready to hire a narrowboat and explore the Avon Ring? Get in touch with a member of our friendly team today!

Featured Boats

Featured Boats from Alvechurch Marina, Worcestershire

Two to Five berth Boats

Alvechurch Swift

Max: 4 People

Length: 49ft

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Alvechurch Plover

Max: 5 People

Length: 58ft

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Alvechurch Bunting

Max: 5 People

Length: 47ft

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Alvechurch Weaver

Max: 4 People

Length: 49ft

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Six to eight berth Boats

Alvechurch Eagle

Max: 7 People

Length: 66ft

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Alvechurch Goose

Max: 8 People

Length: 69ft

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Alvechurch Gull

Max: 6 People

Length: 66ft

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Alvechurch Lark

Max: 6 People

Length: 66ft (63ft from Falkirk)

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Alvechurch Sandpiper

Max: 6 People

Length: 66ft

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Alvechurch Thrush

Max: 6 People

Length: 66ft

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Alvechurch Warbler

Max: 8 People

Length: 69ft

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Up to twelve berth Boats

Alvechurch Owl

Max: 10 People

Length: 70ft

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Alvechurch Swan

Max: 12 People

Length: 70ft

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