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Steering round the Stourport Ring

Published on September 23, 2017 By pressguru

Mark Whitley, editor of Countryman Magazine recently reviewed his trip around the Stourport Ring, departing from our Stoke Prior base. ‘Britain’s canals were born in the Industrial Revolution and originally served the country’s economic needs, but nowadays serve as places for recreation and pleasure. The Stourport Ring is one of a number of waterways leisure […]

Celebrate 80 years of The Hobbit with a trip through Tolkien country

Published on January 11, 2017 By pressguru

Published 21 September 1937 to wide critical acclaim, the popularity of JRR Tolkien’s ‘The Hobbit’ endures, not least amongst the canal boat community where dozens of boats bear the names of Tolkien’s characters. Tolkien spent much of his childhood exploring the village of Sarehole (now Hall Green), Moseley Bog, the Malvern Hills, and nearby Bromsgrove, […]