79 locks, 125 miles, around 60 hours

Five canals are navigated on this Ring around which contrasts prevail. From industrial heritage to contemporary life to rural scenery the Black Country embraces them all. The waterways are: Trent & Mersey, Coventry Canal, Birmingham & Fazeley, Birmingham Main Line and Staffs & Worcs.

Some of the many attractions:

  • Birmingham – Gas Street Basin. Moor safely in the city centre
  • Dudley – Black Country Museum
  • Fazeley – Drayton Manor Theme Park
  • Wolverhampton – the Wolverhampton 21 flight of locks

Not recommended for a crew of two to achieve in a week. For a larger crew it is manageable with eight hours cruising per day. Take two weeks and enjoy this Ring of contrasts.