Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

A hidden gem and a wildlife haven… we don’t use these two phrases lightly! But the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal is truly deserving of such praise. A tranquil, beautiful 35 mile long stretch, reaching from Brecon to Sebastopol follows the line of the Usk Valley through the well-known Brecon Beacons…

Rushall Canal

Did you know? Birmingham has more waterways than Venice. When you start to study the map around Birmingham on the PaddlePoints site you’ll see that to be true! Birmingham is literally bursting with canals all ready for you to explore. The Rushall Canal is one of the Birmingham canal navigations,…

Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal

A lovely way to explore the West Midlands countryside, the Staffordshire and Worcestershire canal skirts around Birmingham but never really becomes urban. Great for those situated close to the city but wanting a little peace and quiet on their paddle! The canal is 46 miles long with 43 locks along…

Stourbridge Canal

The Stourbridge Canal is a 6 mile long stretch of canal, linking Dudley No1 Canal with the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal. An important part of the puzzle in the maze that is the Birmingham canal network! There are 16 locks along the Stourbridge Canal in total, with most of them…

Stratford Canal

A lock heavy section of canal, the Stratford Canal is a great paddle for those looking to build up their portage strength. OK, we’re joking. But in all seriousness, if you do paddle along the Stratford canal be prepared for a portage or two. This is because this 26 mile…

Stroudwater Navigation

The Stroudwater Navigation in the Cotswolds is an 8 mile stretch of canal with 12 locks along the route. It is a canal managed by the Cotswold Canal Trust. These are a group of volunteers who are actively working on restoring the canal to its former glory. As it stands,…

Swaffham Bulbeck Lode

The Swaffham Bulbeck Lode is another of the Cambridgeshire lodes. The canal or ‘lode’ joins the River Cam around 1.5 miles below Bottisham Lode. It measures just over 3 miles long to the hamlet of Commercial End. The hamlet is tiny, as suggested by the term hamlet, but absolutely beautiful…

Selby Canal

The Selby Canal is a peaceful backwater to the Aire & Calder Navigation. It connects the River Ouse to the River Aire providing a vital link in the waterways navigation. Selby Canal is 6 miles long and has just 2 locks. It is ideal for those wanting to explore the…

Trent and Mersey Canal

The Trent and Mersey canal is one of the longest canals in the country. Stretching 93 miles from Cheshire, through Staffordshire and Derbyshire, it’s a stretch that can be paddled from many different access points. There’s something for everyone along the Trent and Mersey canal. And, like many of the…

Walsall Canal

Once a canal thought to be lost forever. As you paddle along the Walsall canal you'll appreciate the hard work of volunteers to get it back to its former glory. The canal is an integral cog in the Birmingham canal network and runs for 8 miles. There are 8 locks…