Stratford upon Avon
This route passes through beautiful countryside but also has the contrast of the industrial past. Cruise the Stratford-upon-Avon Canal northwards to Kingswood Junction into the heart of the fascinating industrial Birmingham. The Birmingham and Fazeley Canal and the Coventry Canal take you to the rural East of the Ring, through Atherstone, Hawkesbury and the historic Braunston. Continue along the Oxford Canal onto the Grand Union and visit Leamington Spa or Warwick before retuning via Kingswood Junction and the Stratford Canal. An energetic 113 miles and 155 locks.