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The Stourport Ring Canals - Stourport Ring Guide - Stourport Ring Canal Route

The Midlands Waterway's Stourport Ring Cruise is one of the UK's premier cruising rings combining lively city shopping and restaurants, world class tourist attractions and spectacular rural countryside with traditional canalside pubs.

Birmingham Visitor Moorings

The Stourport Ring Canal Route combines wandering contour and straight-ish engineered canals as well as a stretch of the River Severn. Cruise your boat through parts of Worcestershire, West Midlands, Birmingham City and Metropolitan borough (more miles of canal than Venice!) as well as the historic 'Black Country'.

Hire a boat to cruise the Stourport Cruise Ring

Starting at:

Autherley Junction Hire Boat Centre (Shropshire Union Canal),

Alvechurch Boats, Alvechurch (Worcester & Birmingham Canal),

Anglo Welsh - Tardebigge (Worcester & Birmingham Canal - Midlands),

Stoke Prior or Worcester hire centres.

Birmingham - National Sealife CentreStourport Ring Route - We would recommend that you take at least two weeks to cruise the Stourport Ring starting say at Alvechurch travelling clockwise, taking you south along the Worcester & Birmingham canal, via the breathtaking flight of 36 locks at Tardebigge to Worcester. Here you’ll find a host of attractions, including Worcester Cathedral and the Royal Worcester Ceramics Museum. Continue up the River Severn on to Stourport and than take the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal to the junction with the Stourbridge Canal via the Red House Glass Cone Visitor Attraction to Stourbridge, continuing on to the Delph Locks and the Dudley No.1 Canal, joining the Dudley No.2 Canal to the Netherton Tunnel, Netherton Branch of the Birmingham Canal Navigations (BCN), where with a slight diversion up the BCN Main Line you can visit the Black Country Living Museum and Dudley Canal Tunnel and Limestone Caverns at Tipton. Next comes the vibrant city of Birmingham, with its National Sea Life Centre, close to waterfront museums, galleries, theatres and restaurants, followed by rejoining the Worcester & Birmingham canal, visiting Bourneville's Cadbury World.

See our Birmingham reports: Birmingham Visitors Guide For Boaters - BMG-Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery - Museum Of The Birmingham Jewellery Quarter - The IKON Art Gallery, Birmingham - The Pen Room Museum, Birmingham

Birmingham - The Bullring Shopping Centre and Markets

Dudley Canal and Limestone CavernsThere is something for everyone: The National Sealife Centre, National Indoor Arena, Birmingham City Art Gallery and Museum, The Bullring Shopping Centre and Markets, The Ikon Gallery, Galton Valley Heritage Centre, Dudley's Black Country Living Museum, Dudley Canal and Limestone Caverns, Kidderminster Terminus of the Severn Valley Steam Railway, Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum, Worcester Cathedral, Cadbury World at Bourneville, Tardebigge Locks, Stourport-on-Severn Heritage area and much more around this great cruise suitable for boaters of all levels.

Stourport Ring Hire Centres:

Autherley Junction Hire Boat Centre (Shropshire Union Canal),

Alvechurch Boats, Alvechurch (Worcester & Birmingham Canal),

Anglo Welsh - Tardebigge (Worcester & Birmingham Canal - Midlands),

Stoke Prior or Worcester hire centres.

Stourport Ring Pubs:

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