May Bank Holiday Weekend

Published: Thursday, 22 May 2014
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24th - 26th May 2014

 

Boat Shakedown before the Summer holiday.

 

Some minore repairs and decorating, plus refit the serviced Deisel boiler and connect up the new Engine room cooling fan.

 

Short trip to the Fir Tree Inn for Saturday night, and Droitwich for Sunday.

 

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Easter 2014

Published: Wednesday, 05 March 2014
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18th - 21st April 2014

 

4 Day Easter break on the boat.

 

Route will be dependant on the weather, but options include

Down to Worcester, then down the river towards Gloucester and back.

The Droitwich Ring via Canal River and Droitwich Canal.

Alvechurch and Back on the Worcester and Birmingham.

 

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Summer 2014

Published: Sunday, 05 January 2014
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Summer 2014

5th to 19th July

 

Route details now firmed up.

 

Droitwich to Coventry via Tardebigge, Lapworth and Braunston, Returning via Tamworth and Birmingham.  See Map below.

 

 

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May 2013

Published: Sunday, 24 February 2013
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11th - 25th May

Week1 Droitwich to Birmingham via Kidderminster and Wolverhampton.

From Droitwich to Worcester (via the Worcs and Birmingham) for a days sightseeing, then on to the Severn heading upstream to Stourport. From Stourport joining the Staffs and Worcs  via Kidderminster and Bratch to the bottom of the Wolverhampton flight at Autherley Jnc. Up the Wolverhampton flight and along the BCN to the Black Country Museum at Tipton.

 

Week 2 After a stop over at the Black Country Museum either through the Dudley tunnel under electric power (assuming Chelonian can fit) or back to the BCN main line and round via Netherton tunnel and Dudley no 2 canal to Black Delph. Then via Stourbridge canals to the Staffs and Worcs via Kidderminster to Stourport. Back on to the River Severn and downstream to Worcester. Back to Droitwich via either Droitwich Canal or the Worcs and Birmingham.

 

The timings are based on an average 5hrs a day but obviously this will vary a bit day by day. Locks on the River Severn are manned so these sections should be relatively relaxing, assuming the river is reasonably calm. I plan to have enough time to spend a little time in some of the larger towns to explore, including Worcester, Kidderminster and of course the Black Country Museum and Dudley tunnel(s) in Tipton.

 

Autumn 2013

Published: Monday, 28 January 2013
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Sat 5th Oct to Sun 20th Oct

 

Suggested route ...

 

Droitwich Marina to the River Severn,  via the Droitwich Canals stopping at Droitwich.  Down the Droitwich canal to join the River Severn and then to Stourport.  From Stourport on to the Staffs & Worcestshire through Kiderminster and skirting Birmingham and Wolverhampton to the junction with the Shropshire union at Autherley.

North on the Shropshire Union to Market Drayton.

See Map below

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Overnight at Market Drayton before returning to Aldersley Jnc and then up the Wolverhampton 21 locks to Wolverhampton, then to Birmingham. From Birmigham to Alvechuch then down the Tardebigg flight to Hanbury Junction and back to the boatyard.

See map below

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