Location 6 5 km north of worcester linking the worcester birmingham canal and the river severn and creating a short break cruising ring. The ring has 30 locks and many more bridges.
At vines park it forms the centre of a green haven for local people.
Map of droitwich canal ring. A full colour map of the stourport and droitwich rings suitable for both waterways and leisure users. The droitwich ring is made up of the droitwich barge and droitwich junction canals the river severn between hawford and diglis on the outskirts of worcester and the bottom section of the worcester and birmingham between diglis and hanbury junction. The mid worcestershire ring can easily be completed in a weekend s boating.
This new ring can be cruised again for the first time in 90 years. You can do this route from. One of the shortest rings in the country this circular route can be done over a mid week break and takes in the roman spa town of droitwich and the cathedral city of worcester.
View a pdf of the cruising ring. Route info boats map overview of route cruising notes maps guides links pub guide. Droitwich ring from stourport.
Droitwich barge canal is 12 km including 16 locks where as the river severn has 1 lock and is 6 5km and the worcester and birmingham canal has 16 locks and is 15km. The droitwich canal is an amalgamation of the droitwich barge canal and the droitwich junction canal both built to carry salt from droitwich spa but were abandoned in 1939. An act of parliament was passed in 1768 to authorise the construction of the droitwich canal.
It was originally constructed as a broad canal. This map gives detailed coverage of the stourport and droitwich rings including the whole of the staffordshire and worcestershire canal up to great haywood junction where it joins the trent and mersey canal with emphasis on the waterways and information useful and relevant to users of the. Since the 1970 s these two canals have been lovingly restored by the droitwich canals trust.
Droitwich junction canal 1 4 miles coloured grey droitwich barge canal 5 8 miles coloured. The mid worcestershire or droitwich ring is a 21 mile circular route. This route is the only ring on the waterways that can be comfortably negotiated in a weekend takes in the river severn droitwich barge canal droitwich junction canal and the worcester birmingham canal.
The re opening of the droitwich canals has created a brand new cruising ring for boaters. An ideal mid week break. My navigation 0f the waterways forming the ring goes counter clockwise starting at hanbury junction at the north eastern end of the droitwich barge canal as below each linked page has a slideshow and map.
A map of the droitwich canals displaying locks winding holes and various services available along the length of the waterway. The canal flows through the spa town of droitwich and is thickly lined with trees and hedges. The restored droitwich canals have reconnected the worcester birmingham canal at hanbury the inspiration for the archers with the upper reaches of the river severn near hawford forming a cruising ring of about 35 miles.
This cruising and tourist map of the avon and droitwich rings is at a scale of 1 50 000. It is a route that travels on both a canal and river.