Cruising - Inland Waterways Shared Cost Cruise 6-9 March 2020

Friday 6 -  Monday 9 March 2020

Alvechurch to Birmingham return trip

Our first venture onto the UK's inlands waterways.

On Friday we'll either eat aboard, or in The Weighbridge,the marina hostelry.  

On Saturday we'll cruise to Birmingham along the Worcester & Birmingham canal, exploring both the Worcestershire countryside and the industrial side of Birmingham, including Bournville, Birmingham University and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. It's approximately 5 to 6 hours with NO locks but there is a 1.5mile tunnel at West Hill. We've booked an evening meal  at Cote Brasserie adjacent to the Mail Box in the canal basin.

On Sunday we return to Alvechurch Marina with a possible mooring at Hopwood or Alvechurch village.

Canal Barge


We're chartering boats from ABC Boat Hire which will be ailable from 3pm on Friday afternoon until 9am Monday morning. Free parking is availiable at the marina.

Cost of charter  £105.00 per person (based on 6 berths), with food, drink, marina fees, diesel and any other incidental costs to be shared by the crew on top of the charter cost. Bed linen and towels will be provided together with WIFI and a kitchen welcome pack.

Full Payment due: Wednesday 8 January 2020

To book your place complete the Canal App 2020 form, and pay your £40 deposit (non-refundable). Send your completed application form to Graham Clarke.

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