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Cruising routes summary from
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Black Country ring

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Lapworth Flight/Kingswood Junction.Hatton & return


Cruising routes details from
Alvechurch Marina

Cruise 1 : Gas street basin (lock free) : 3 Night cruise

Cruise 2 : birmingham's gas street basin & brindley place : 4-6 Night cruise

Cruise 3 : Stratford upon avon to Lapworth Flight (lock free) : 3 Night cruise

Cruise 4 : Birmingham Mini ring : 5-7 Night cruise

Cruise 5 : Stratford Upon Avon : 7 Night cruise

Cruise 6 : Warwick : 7 Night cruise

Cruise 7 : Alvechurch to Worcester : 7 Night cruise

Cruise 8 : The Black Country ring : 10-14 Night cruise

Cruise 9 : The Stourport ring : 7-14 Night cruise

Cruise 10 : Drayton Manor : 10-14 Night cruise

Cruise 11 : avon ring: 14 Night cruise

Cruise 12 : Warwickshire ring: 10-14 Night cruise


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Alvechurch Cruise 6

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7 Days Cruise to the Tudor town of Warwick & Warwick Castle from Alvechurch.

(2) Start & Finish : Alvechurch marina, Worcestershire.

Total Distance: 52 miles
Total Locks: 82
Tunnels: 6
Cruising Hours: 34 hours

Days 1 & 2 as for Cruise 5


From Alvechurch as cruise to Stratford, but after Lapworth lock 19 turn left and negotiate lock 20 and then right to join the Grand Union Canal at the Kingswood Junction.

You now have a fairly long stretch of lock free cruising before you reach the Hatton locks on your descent down to Warwick, which is 8 and half hours cruising from Lock 6 on the Lapworth flight. Near bridge 55 you can walk to the Hatton Craft centre, with craft workshops, rare breeds and a children's play area.

The Hatton flight of 21 locks offers fine views of the spires of Warwick. Once down the Hatton flight, either moor down the Saltisford Arm, or near Bridge 49 which is ½ mile from Warwick Town centre.


Warwick Castle is well worth a visit and is possibly the finest medieval castle in the country, it is open all year except Xmas, see the Kingmaker exhibition which uses wax sculpture to recreate the preparations for battle in 1471, as well as the dungeons, ghost tower & sumptuous state rooms. Warwick itself is a lovely little town with some Tudor buildings, you can get all your provisions here.

You can turn your boat just after bridge 44 & make your way back to Alvechurch.

It is 20 hours cruising back to Alvechurch Marina


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