UK Canal Network Map
There are over 3000 miles of navigable waterways in the UK, ranging from quaint narrow canals over 200 years old, to rivers such as the Severn and Shakespeare's Avon. Each waterway has a character of its own, due to the different engineers who made them navigable. They pass mainly through the open countryside, where you can really see and appreciate so much more from a boat than in any other way. But many canals also pass through town and cities, so you get a mix of quiet peaceful days and some livelier ones seeing the sights from a different angle. Click here for photo library.
Any change in level of the land is accompanied by locks. Working the locks is part of the fun of a canal holiday: but you can chose your route to have more of less locks depending on your taste.
Click on the Base in the area you wish to visit, for full details of routes & cruises.