UK Canal Map

To find out more about the different holiday options available, please use our interactive UK Canal  Map below.

Start Points – Click on any start location Drifters Hire Base to view all of the ‘Local Routes’ available and to check the availability of the boats based there.

Attractions and Places of Interest – Use the Key to the left of the map to view our recommendations

The Drifters interactive map is a the perfect way to plan your ideal holiday. It shows all the important places of interest and local attractions as well as the hire bases and all the routes that you can undertake from each location. Zoom in for every last detail of information with Google’s latest satellite imagery. Castles, stately homes, museums and family attractions are all listed and links provided from the maps giving you all you need to know to plan you perfect break or holiday.

Drifters have over 40 hire bases (Starting locations) strategically located around the 2,500 mile canals and inland waterways network of England Scotland and Wales.

You can search availability by counties and areas.

Lancashire & Yorkshire: Sowerby Bridge, Ashton, Barnoldswick.

Cheshire: Acton Bridge, Anderton, Bunbury

Llangollen Canal: Chirk, Blackwater Meadow Marina, Trevor, Whitchurch, Whixall, WrenburyMill.

Staffs & Shropshire: Autherley, Brewood, Gailey, Great Haywood, Kings Orchard, Stoke on trent.

Worcestershire: Alvechurch, Stoke Prior, Tardebigge, Worcester

Warwickshire: Braunston, Napton, Rugby, Stockton, Warwick, Wooton Wawen.

Leicestershire & Northants: Gayton, Braunston

Oxfordshire: Lower Heyford, Oxford

Bath & Wiltshire: Aldermaston, Sydney Wharf (Bath), Bradford-on-Avon, Devizes, Hilperton, Monkton Combe.

South Wales: Goytre Wharf.

Cambridgeshire: Ely, March (Cambridge).

Falkirk (Scotland): Falkirk

They also operate a number of boats available for hire by the day. Read all about them and check out all 17 locations on our Canal Boat Day Hire page.

This map of the canals of England , Scotland and Wales plus a wealth of other information is available in both German and Dutch at our overseas website Great British Boating.

UK canal map