The Four Counties ring

We have often travelled the canals of Britain on narrow boats. We have done this just as a family and also with friends. One of our favourite trips is the Four Counties ring. This needs a good sized crew and good weather as you have to drive for around 7 hours a day on average to do this in a week.

The counties involved are:

  • Shropshire
  • Staffordshire
  • Cheshire
  • West Midlands

and the following canals are involved:

  • Staffordshire and Worcester Canal, between Autherley Junction, Wolverhampton in the West Midlands to Haywood Junction, Great Haywood, in Staffordshire.
  • Trent and Mersey Canal, between Haywood Junction and Middlewich in Cheshire.
  • Shropshire Union Canal, involving the Middlewich Arm between Middlewich and Barbridge Junction, Wardle in Cheshire. The Barbridge Junction, Wardle, Cheshire and the Autherley Junction, in West Midlands.

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