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Canal Boating Holidays - Staffordshire & Worcestershire (Staffs & Worcs) Canal Guide

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Staffordshire & Worcestershire (Staffs & Worcs) Canal Location and basic information

Opened in 1772, The Staffs and Worcs canal is an example of an early contour canal, part of James Brindley’s planned 'Grand Cross' of canals connecting the Trent and Severn, and the Mersey and Thames rivers.

46 miles / 43 locks


The beginning of the Staffordshire & Worcestershire (Staffs & Worcs) Canal is at Stourport-on-Severn at Stourport Basin - Categories contents are listed from the beginning of the canal, canal branch or canal arm.

Stourport-on-Severn Basin (Terminus) - River Severn Navigation

Stourton Junction - Junction with the Stourbridge Canal

Aldersley Junction - Junction with the BCN Main Line

Atherley Junction - Junction with the Shropshire Union Canal - Main Line

Hatherton Junction - Hatherton Branch (Disused)

Great Haywood Junction (Terminus) - Trent and Mersey Canal


Boaters Facilities on the Staffordshire & Worcestershire (Staffs & Worcs) Canal

Official Moorings
Stourport - Above York Street Lock
Cookley Tunnel
Swindon - Between Swindon Lock and Marsh Lock
Gailey - Above and below Gailey Top Lock 5day and 48hr
Between Bridges 83A and 84 - 48hr
Opposite Tom's Moorings - 48hr

Water Points
Stourport-on-Severn
Kinver Lock Sanitary Station
Stewponey Wharf Above Stewponey Lock
Greensforge Sanitary Station - Above Greensforge Lock
Gailey x2 - Above Gailey Top Lock
Penkridge x2 - Sanitary Station, Above Penkridge Lock and opposite

Toilets
Kinver Lock Sanitary Station
Greensforge Sanitary Station - Above Greensforge Lock
Gailey - Above Gailey Top Lock
Penkridge Sanitary Station, Above Penkridge Lock

Showers
Gailey - Above Gailey Top Lock

Refuse Disposal
Kinver Lock Sanitary Station
Greensforge Sanitary Station - Above Greensforge Lock
Bratch Lock Flight
Gailey - Above Gailey Top Lock
Penkridge Sanitary Station, Above Penkridge Lock

Recycling Centres

Elsan / Sewage Point
Kinver Lock Sanitary Station
Greensforge Sanitary Station - Above Greensforge Lock
Gailey - Above Gailey Top Lock (No pump out)

Diesel

Laundry Facilities

Shops

Stourport-on-Severn

Stourport canal basin's nearest delicatessen is Olivaceous Delicatessen & Cafe, 6 York Street, Stourport-on-Severn, DY13 9EQ. Selling all sorts of cheese and all kinds of continental meats, pates, parma ham, salami, chorizo infused oils and vinegars wide range of olives. A cafe too selling finest coffee, deli sandwiches and cakes.

Kidderminster

Kinver

Compton

Gailey

Gailey Round House, Gailey Top Lock - Gift Shop and Mini Convenience Store - Behind Penkridge Sanitary Station, east of Penkridge Lock / Penkridge Bridge 20mtrs to Convenience Store

Bridge 109 - Towpath side canal supplies - Mini Chandlery

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Main Cities, Towns and Villages along the Staffordshire & Worcestershire (Staffs & Worcs) Canal

Stourport-on-Severn

Kidderminster

Cookley - Fish and Chips, Cookley Fisheries, 1 Bridge Road, Cookley - 01562 850554

Compton - Shops

Penkridge

Stafford - Bus ride from bridge 98 - Town Centre


Narrowboat Holiday Hire on the Staffordshire & Worcestershire (Staffs & Worcs) Canal

Gailey - Viking Afloat - The Wharf, Watling Street, Standeford - 01905 610660


Staffs & Worcs Canal Holiday Hire - Gailey Wharf - UK Boat Hire - The Wharf, Watling Street, Standeford

UK Boat Hire's Gailey base is located on the idyllic Staffordshire & Worcestershire canal offers plenty to explore. The rural parts of Staffordshire are dotted with the industrial history of the area, often focused on the canal network. Staffordshire canal barge holidays - You have a choice of different styles of narrowboats to suit couples, families and larger parties. Look at UK Boat Hire at Gailey Now


Penkridge - Teddesley Boat Co. - Park Gate Lock, Teddesley Road, Penkridge - 01785 714692


Great Haywood Junction - Anglo Welsh, The Canal Wharf, Mill Lane, Great Hayward - 01889 881711

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Cruiser Holiday Hire on the Staffordshire & Worcestershire (Staffs & Worcs) Canal


Staffordshire & Worcestershire (Staffs & Worcs) Canal Day Boat Hire

Anglo Welsh, The Canal Wharf, Mill Lane, Great Hayward - 01889 881711

Oxley Marine Day Boat Hire, Wolverhampton - Hours of lock free day boat hire on the Staffs and Worcester / Shropshire Union Canals - Oxley Marine, The Wharf, Oxley Moor Road, Wolverhampton - 01902 789522

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Charter Boats That Cruise The Staffordshire & Worcestershire (Staffs & Worcs) Canal

The City of Wolverhamptron Passenger boat Service operate the narrowboat "Stafford" charter cruisesThe City of Wolverhampton Passenger Boat Service operate the narrowboat "Stafford" charter cruises, of 2, 3 or 4 hour cruises with licensed bar on board. Private Day Charter - Weddings, Birthdays and other celebrations - Lunch and Supper boat trips - Corporate Event Boat - Educational Boat Trips - 70ft licensed for up to 42 passengers Wolverhampton Charter Boat. Oxley Marine Wharf, Oxley Moor Road, Wolverhampton MAP - Tel 01902 789522


Hotel Boats That Cruise The Staffordshire & Worcestershire (Staffs & Worcs) Canal

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Staffordshire & Worcestershire (Staffs & Worcs) Canal Trip Boats

The City of Wolverhamptron Passenger Boat Service - Narrowboat "Stafford" Walk-on cruises

The City of Wolverhampton Passenger Boat Service operate the narrowboat "Stafford" Walk-on cruises, of 2 hours duration. First Sunday of the month, from Easter to September and bank holidays. Wolverhampton Canal Trip Boat. Oxley Marine Wharf, Oxley Moor Road, Wolverhampton MAP - Tel 01902 789522 Also Santa Cruises (No unaccompanied adults!)


Staffordshire & Worcestershire (Staffs & Worcs) Canal Restaurant Boats

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Staffordshire & Worcestershire (Staffs & Worcs) Canalside Pubs and Restaurants

Stourport - York Street Lock - The Lock Shop and Tea Rooms, 18 York Street, Stourport - 01299 829442

Bridges 5A / 6 - The Rising Sun, 50 Lombard Street, Stourport - 01299 822530

Canalside south of the railway bridge - The Bird in Hand, 5 Holly Road, Stourport - 01299 822385

Bridge 13 - The Watermill, Kidderminster - 01562 66713

Bridge 15 - The Castle Inn, Park Lane, Kidderminster - 01562 69406

Cookley Tunnel - The Bulls Head, Bridge Road, Cookley - 01562 850242

Kinver Lock - The Vine, 1 Dunsley Road, Kinver - 01384 877291

Greensforge Lock - The Navigation Inn, Canalside, Near Kingswinford - 01384 273721

Bridge 38 - The Old Bush Inn, Swindon Road, Hinksford - 01384 294572

Bridge 40 - The Green Man, High Street, Swindon - 01384 400532

Bridge 43 - The Wagon and Horses, Bridgnorth Road, Wombourne - 01902 892828

Bridge 45 - The Round Oak, 100 Ounsdale Road, Wombourne - 01902 892083

Bridge 59 - Bridge 59 Restaurant, Bridgnorth Road, Compton - 01902 759049

Bridge 59 - The Oddfellows Hall, Bridgnorth Road, Compton - 01902 754805

After Bridge 71 - Fox and Anchor Inn, Brewood Road, Cross Green - 01902 790786

At Hatherton Junction Footbridge - Misty's Bar and Restaurant, Calf Heath Marina, King's Road Marina, Calf Heath - 01902 790570

Bridge 84 - Cross Keys, Filance Lane, Penkridge - 01785 712826

Penkridge Lock / Bridge 86 - The Boat, Cannock Road, Penkridge - 01785 714178

Bridge 98 - The Radford Bank Inn, Stafford (was The Trumpet) -


Staffordshire & Worcestershire (Staffs & Worcs) Canalside Hotels

Bridge 82 - The Moat House Hotel and Restaurant, Acton Trussel, Staffordshire


Staffordshire & Worcestershire (Staffs & Worcs) Canalside (Riverside) cottages


Marinas on the Staffordshire & Worcestershire (Staffs & Worcs) Canal

Ashwood Marina, Kingswinford - 01384 295535

Calf Heath  Marina, King's Road, Calf Heath - 01902 790570

Hatherton Marina

Otherton Boat Haven, Otherton Hall Farm, Otherton Lane, Penkridge - 01785 712515

Tom's Moorings, Cannock Road, Penkridge - 01543 414808

Stafford Boat Club - Bridge 96

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Places to visit and things to do or see on the Staffordshire & Worcestershire (Staffs & Worcs) Canal

Stourport-on-Severn Basin - During the late 19th century, Stourport became a popular summer destination for the industrial workers of the West Midlands conurbation, who came for its riverside pleasure parks, boat trips, and caravan parks. Since the end of the Second World War, and the nationalisation of the canal system Stourport has been in steady decline. However the growth in leisure boating and canal barge ownership and holidays has seen the revitalisation of the Stourport-on-Severn canal basins.

Botterham Staircase Locks - The two locks at Botterham are a staircase, locks placed close together which share gates.

Bratch Lock Flight - The Bratch locks are not a staircase but there is only a few feet separating them. There are side ponds which control the water which empties from the lock above. There is also an original octagonal toll house where the present day lock keeper is still based.

Smestow Valley Nature Reserve - Smestow Valley and the Black Country Urban Park follows a south-westerly route from Oxley to Wightwick along the disused Wolverhampton - Kingswinford - Stourbridge railway line. It's a haven for wildlife with its meadows and over 150 acres of woodland. The reserve is also close to the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal and Smestow Brook. Pathways are flat and in most places well surfaced making them easy for walkers and cyclists. Smestow Valley Nature Reserve can be accessed from Tettenhall Road, Castlecroft Road or Compton Road Bridge / Compton Lock Bridge (60) and Compton Lock. Link to PDF - 01902 552351

Dunstall Park Race course, Wolverhampton

Fordhouses Cutting - Bridge 67 to the new Country Park there is a narrow cutting just over half a mile long cut through solid rock. 'The Wolverhampton Narrows' is not wide enough for boats to pass but there are two well placed but tight passing places

Penkridge - Market

Tixhall WidesTixall Wides - Tree lined broad waters where the canal opens out to become more like a lake with views of the original Tixall Hall Gatehouse. Great for watching water birds at any time of year and the occasional Barn Owl at dusk over adjacent fields.

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Chandlers on the Staffordshire & Worcestershire (Staffs & Worcs) Canal

Midland Chandlers - Park Gate Lock, Teddesley Road, Penkridge - 01785 712437


Staffordshire & Worcestershire (Staffs & Worcs) Canal Boatyards

Wombourne Canal Services, Giggety Wharf, Giggety, Wombourne - 01902 892242

Oxley Marine, The Wharf, Oxley Moor Road, Wolverhampton - 01902 789522

Gailey Wharf - JD Boat Services, The Wharf, Watling Street, Standeford - 01902 791811

Teddesley Boat Co. - Park Gate Lock, Teddesley Road, Penkridge - 01785 714692

Anglo Welsh, The Canal Wharf, Mill Lane, Great Hayward - 01889 881711


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