Bywater Hotelboat Cruise Schedule 2021
Choosing your hotelboat cruise
There is so much to see and so many possible routes on the inland waterways, it is understandably difficult to decide which particular hotelboat cruise you think you would enjoy the most. In this booklet we try and outline the character of each route, its highlights and points of interest. It is impossible to cover everything, but we hope that, combined with your own personal choice criteria (time of year, heritage, towns and cities etc) you will be able to pick the one for you. If you have any queries regarding any aspect of the hotelboat holidays, please do not hesitate to call, and we will try and advise in anyway we can.
FULL HOTELBOAT CHARTER
Kerala and Karnataka are available for charter, offering full and exclusive use of the boats, services of the crew and full-board catering. With the advantage of a sizeable reduction in price, this represents excellent value.
As well as the scheduled cruises given in this booklet, we can provide tailor made itineraries at either end of the season to suit your individual needs or preferences. Please contact us on 07380 941042 or email to discuss.
Single occupancy of the twin/double cabin carries a supplement of 50%. There is no single supplement for a single guest in a single cabin.
ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE TO YOUR HOTELBOAT CRUISE
When planning our schedule we endeavour to include locations which have good travel connections, although this is not possible on some canals. We also avoid weekend arrivals in locations where we feel there may be disturbance from town centres on first or last evenings. This helps our guests to avoid engineering works on rail lines. and to enable them to take advantage of cheaper weekday travel on public transport. For those arriving by car, we make every effort to arrange secure car parking facilities at most of our locations. If we do not have a current secure location there are now websites which offer private spaces on driveways, such as www.parkopedia.co.uk or www.justpark.com
We hope that your travel to and from your hotelboat cruise will be easy and convenient. Should you require any assistance in planning your travel, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
COVID-19 REFUND POLICY
Details of our COVID-19 refund policy can be found here.
51 Miles, 92 locks, 6 tunnels
Hatton Locks (twice!), Lapworth Locks, the Stratford Canal, Bourneville, Gas Street Basin, Farmers Bridge Locks, the Grand Union, Knowle Locks
|8||Fri 30th April||£1030|
53 miles, 48 locks and 3 tunnels
Warwick, Bascote Staircase Lock, Stockton Locks, Braunston, Braunston Tunnel, Watford Staircase Locks, Crick Tunnel, Welford Arm, Husbands Bosworth Tunnel, Foxton Staircase Locks, Market Harborough
|7||Mon 10th May||£910|
59 miles, 45 locks and 1 tunnel
Market Harborough Arm, Foxton Locks, Grand Union Leicester Arm, Leicester, River Soar, River Trent, Nottingham
|8||Wed 19th May||£1030|
|4||Nottingham||Stoke on Trent|
89 miles and 69 locks
Nottigham, the Erewash Canal, River Trent, Shardlow, Fradley Junction, Cannock Chase, Stone, Etruria.
|9||Sat 29th May||£1125|
|5||Stoke on Trent||Chester|
49 Locks, 61 miles and 1 long tunnel!
Etruria, Trent and Mersey Canal, Harecastle Tunnel, Cheshire paired locks, Middlewich Branch, Shropshire Union Canal, Bunbury Staircase, Beeston, Chester.
|7||Wed 9th Jun||£910|
62 miles, 35 locks, 3 tunnels and 2 grand aqueducts
Chester, the Shropshire Union Canal, Chester & Bunbury Staircase Locks, the Llangollen Canal, Chirk Tunnel and Aqueduct, Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, Llangollen.
|8||Fri 18th Jun||£1030|
60 miles, 37 locks, 3 tunnels and 2 grand aqueducts
Llangollen, Dee Valley, Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, Chirk Aqueduct, Chirk Tunnel, Montgomery Canal, meres at Ellesmere, Elizabethan Nantwich.
|8||Mon 28th Jun||£1030|
58 Miles, 16 locks and 1 boat lift!
Nantwich, the Flashes, Anderton Boat Lift, the River Weaver end to end, Northwich.
|7||Thu 8th Jul||£910|
82 miles, 15 locks, 6 tunnels, 1 boat lift and 1 aqueduct
Northwich, Anderton Lift, Preston Brook and Dutton Tunnels, Barton Swing Aqueduct, Leeds and Liverpool Canal, Liverpool
|7||Sat 17th Jul||£910|
79 miles, 57 locks and 6 tunnels
Liverpool, Liverpool Canal Link, the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, the Leigh Branch, Worsley, the Bridgewater Canal, the Barton Swing Aqueduct, the Rochdale Canal, the Ashton Canal, Peak Forest Canal, Marple Flight ,Bugsworth Basin, Whaley Bridge.
|8||Wed 28th Jul||£1030|
|11||Whaley Bridge||Stoke on Trent (via the Caldon Canal)|
74 miles, 49 locks and 3 tunnels
Bugsworth Basin, Upper Peak Forest Canal, Macclesfield Canal, Goyt Valley, Bosley Flight, Harecastle Tunnel, the Trent & Mersey Canal, the Caldon Canal, Consall Forge, Churnet Valley, the Leek Branch, Etruria
|9||Sat 9th Aug||£1125|
|12||Stoke on Trent||Stourbridge|
62 mile, 79 locks and 3 tunnels
Etruria, Stone, Great Haywood, the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal, Autherley Narrows, Wolverhampton Flight, Birmingham Main Line, Netherton Tunnel, Stourbridge Canal, Stourbridge.
|9||Thu 19th Aug||£1125|
54 miles, 86 locks and 9 tunnels.
Stourbridge, Dudley Canal No. 1, Delph Locks, Netherton Tunnel, the Birmingham Main Line, Gas Street Basin, Worcester and Birmingham Canal, King’s Norton Junction, Wast Hill Tunnel, Tardebigge Flight, Droitwich Barge Canal, River Severn, Diglis Basin
|8||Tue 31st Aug||£1030|
|14||Worcester||Stratford upon Avon|
50 miles, 109 locks, 1 aqueduct and 5 tunnels
Worcester, Worcester and Birmingham Canal, Tardebigge, Wasthills Tunnel, Guillotine Lock, Stratford Canal, Kingswood Junction, Lapworth Flight, Forest of Arden, Wilmcote Flight, Stratford
|9||Sat 11th Sep||£1125|
|15||Stratford upon Avon||Coventry|
68 miles , 77 locks, 3 tunnels and a spectacular aqueduct
Stratford upon Avon and Shakespeare Country, Wilmcote, Forest of Arden, Lapworth Locks, Kingswood Junction, The Grand Union, Knowle Flight, Birmingham and Fazeley, Atherstone Flight, Anker Valley, Coventry Arm
|9||Wed 22nd Sep||£1125|
56 miles, 26 locks and 2 tunnels.
Coventry basin, Hawkesbury Junction, Hilmorton Paired Locks, Newbold Tunnel, Braunston, Napton Flight, Claydon Locks, Cropredy, Banbury.
|7||Mon 4th Oct||£910|
33 Miles, 28 locks
Banbury, South Oxford Canal, Cropredy, Claydon Locks, the Oxford Summit, Napton Flight, the Grand Union Canal, historic Braunston.
|5||Wed 13th Oct||£700|