Cruising Route


Canal Boat Holidays
The East Midlands Ring.

Start From Gayton Marina

From Gayton Marina
Cruising days : 14
Cruising hours : 85 hours
Locks : 115

Start From Union Wharf Marina

From Union Wharf Marina
Cruising days : 14
Cruising hours : 75 hours
Locks : 102


This Cruise combines non-tidal rivers with broad and narrow canals offering a mixture of waterway experiences.

Cruise down the Grand Union to Braunston, up the Oxford canal through Rugby, up the Coventry canal past the city bearing its name.

Along the long Trent & Mersey canal, past Burton on Trent & Derby, down the River Soar through Leicester and back to Market Harborough.


The East Midlands Ring Canal Boat Holidays Route

Useful Information

Wicksteed Park is situated in 147 acres of landscaped English countryside and offers the elements of a country and theme park in one.

Stanford hall, Lutterworth leics -Historical home with museums, tearooms and garden

Foxton Locks

Tamworth Snow Dome

Drayton Manor Theme Park

St.Martins Square is Leicester's most unique and fashionable shopping centre, located conveniently in the Lanes area of the City

Tourist information

Leicesters Museums

Haymarket Theatre Leicester

National Space centre- Leicester Website Tel. 0116 261 0261

Newarke Houses Museum Leicester Website Tel. 0116 225 4980

Phoenix Arts Centre Leicester Tel. 0116 255 4854

Jewry Wall Museum Tel. 0116 225 4971

Shires Shopping centre Website Tel. 0116 251 2461

Eco House Western park, Kinkley Road, Leicester Tel. 0116 285 5489

Abbey pumping Station Website Tel. 0116 299 5111

The Gas museum at Aylestone Website Tel. 0116 250 3190

Brocks Hill Country Park & Environment Centre Website Tel. 0116 271 4514

Wistan Le Dale Model Village & rural centre Tel. 0116 259 2009

Wigston Framework Knitters Museum Tel. 0116 288 3396

The Bell Foundry Museum in Loughborough

The Great Central railway in Loughbrough

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