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The Black Country Ring from Gailey Base

7 Nights
TOTAL LOCKS: 78
CRUISING TIME PER DAY: 7.5 HOURS (47 HOURS IN TOTAL)

Maps & Guides for this route: P1, N3, L12, E1 | Click here buy maps

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. 

Featured Boats

Featured Boats from Gailey Base, Staffordshire

Two to Five berth Boats

Alvechurch Grebe

Max: 4 People

Length: 47ft

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Alvechurch Kestrel

Max: 4 People

Length: 49ft

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Alvechurch Wren

Max: 4 People

Length: 47ft

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Viking Nene

Max: 4 People

Length: 42ft

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Six to eight berth Boats

Alvechurch Dove

Max: 6 People

Length: 60ft

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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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Viking Derwent

Max: 6 People

Length: 60ft

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Viking Medway

Max: 6 People

Length: 57ft

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Viking Wye Class

Max: 8 People

Length: 68ft

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