West Midlands

The West Midlands boasts hundreds of miles of serene waterways, including the longest river in the UK and some of the oldest canals in the country.

Much of this excellent network has no tide making it ideal for calm cruising although the Severn Bore, a tidal wave, is one of nature’s phenomenon’s that must be seen.

 


On The Water Guide to the West Midlands

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River Avon
When Avon's most famous son William Shakespeare was alive, this river transported coal and cargo. More...



River Severn

Britain's longest river is thought of as a place for relaxed cruises through beautiful countryside and the rustic towns of Shrewsbury, Worcester and Gloucester but there's more to the Severn. More... 


Birmingham

The Birmingham and Worcester Canal is part of a labyrinth of waterways weaving through the region carrying canoes and cruisers. More...



The Cotswolds

This Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty has become much easier to explore since the restoration of two canals - the Thames & Severn Canal and the Stroudwater Navigation. More...



Shropshire

Shropshire, on the border of England and Wales, is full of peaceful canals, meres and lakes. More...



Grand Union Canal

The longest single canal in Britain starts at Birmingham and passes through Oxford and Aylesbury before joining the River Thames at Brentford. More...



Oxford

World renowned for its history, architecture and University, Oxford has a rich tradition in rowing, and you often see crews gliding through the water, their powerful strokes in perfect rhythm. More...


The Wye Valley

This Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty straddles the border between England and Wales and is home to the UK's fifth longest river. More...



River Leam

Where the River Leam widens at Leamington Spa, the splashing and fun begins.. More...

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