Canal holidays guide to the avon ring the avon ring travels through the heart of england on canals and rivers and includes some of the prettiest countryside and most famous sights in england. Historic cathedral city stoke prior.
Cross the edstone aqueduct in a 754 feet long cast iron trough before reaching stratford upon avon.
Avon ring canal. The avon ring 2 to 3 week route done clockwise this will take you past warwick down to stratford on avon along the historic avon to tewkesbury up the severn to worcester along the worcester birmingham into birmingham and back via the coventry canal. Abbey and historic market town pershore. Avoncroft museum of buildings.
Abbey and half timbered buildings worcester. The route takes the river avon from stratford upon avon between the malvern hills and the cotswolds through typical english villages. Explore the avon ring on your canal boat holiday to experience the peace of river avon.
Continuing the avon ring on the south stratford canal the canal character changes with split bridges and barrel roofed cottages. You will begin by heading up the tardebigge flight the longest flight of locks in the uk to the north stratford canal at. Waterways in the ring.
Please be aware that time spent on the river avon costs an extra licence fee which is payable en route. The avon ring droitwich ring the avon ring is made up of two rivers and two narrow canals just possible in a week more relaxed in two. River avon owned by the avon.
The avon ring travels through the heart of england on a mixture of canals and rivers and passes through some of the prettiest countryside and most famous sights in southern england including the malvern hills and the cotswolds through typical english villages. The avon ring is a canal ring which is located to the south west of birmingham in england and connects the major towns of stratford upon avon evesham tewkesbury worcester and the southern outskirts of birmingham. Shakespeare theatre ann hathaway s cottage butterfly farm evesham.
Tardebigge flight edstone aqueduct mary arden s house wilmcote stratford upon avon. Google map of the avon ring places of interest. A world famous ring that contrasts the quiet of the avon with the locks of the lickey hills.
This is an easy and relaxed two week canal boat holiday following the avon ring from our stoke prior narrowboat hire base. Before reaching stratford visit mary arden s cottage shakespeare s mother s home close to the canal at wilmcote. Bird garden and model railway tewkesbury.
It consists of stretches of four waterways and is heavily locked with a total of 129 locks on its route of 109 miles 175 km. You will require an avon licence to follow the route which you can buy via black prince. The river severn and its tributary the warwickshire river avon will take you to stratford upon avon from where the hard work begins on the heavily locked stratford canal and worcester and birmingham canal.
About the avon ring duration. Worcester birmingham canal. 2 weeks should allow you ample time to navigate the route without hurrying while still allowing you to appreciate its features and attractions.