The Warwickshire Ring takes narrowboat holiday-makers on a 104-mile circuit around the West Midlands
It includes sections of the Oxford, Coventry, Birmingham & Fazeley and Grand Union canals. Passing through 120 locks in around 56 hours, the route takes boaters through a variety of landscapes, from rural areas with pretty canalside villages, to the dramatic urban centre of Birmingham.
The journey can be completed in a week, but 10 days or two weeks allows more time for visiting attractions, including: Warwick Castle; Hatton Locks; the pretty canal village of Braunston; and Brindleyplace in Birmingham.
The best Drifters bases for the Warwickshire Ring are Warwick, Stockton, Braunston, Rugby and Napton.
Warwickshire Ring Map
For full details of the individual routes and attractions, simply hover your mouse over any one of the numbered Drifters Hire Bases.
Then click on “Routes and Availability” in the blue ‘pop-up’ panels.
Kings Orchard Base Routes and Availability
Rugby Base Routes and Availability
Braunston Base Routes and Availability
Napton Base Routes and Availability
Stockton Base Routes and Availability
Warwick Base Routes and Availability
Alvechurch Base Routes and Availability
Tardebigge Base Routes and Availability
Wootten Wawen Base Routes and Availability
Also known as the Midlands Ring
100 miles, 93 locks, 7 days at 9 hours cruising per day
Coventry Canal, Oxford Canal, Grand Union Canal, Birmingham Canal Navigations, Birmingham & Fazeley Canal
Drayton Manor Theme Park and Zoo, Gas Street Basin, Birmingham nightlife, Cadbury World, Coventry Cathedral, Coventry Museum of Transport, Birmingham Science Museum, Birmingham Symphony Hall, Birmingham Sealife Centre, Brindley Place.