The Avon Ring travels through the heart of England on a mixture of canals and rivers, and passes through some of the prettiest countryside and most famous sights in southern England, including the Malvern Hills and the Cotswolds through typical English villages.
The route takes the River Avon from Stratford-upon-Avon, through Evesham to Tewkesbury. At Tewkesbury you join the river Severn to Worcesterand on to the Worcester and Birmingham canal. From here the route meanders through Worcestershire and Warwickshire to the outskirts of Birmingham where it joins the Stratford-Upon-Avon canal and on to Stratford-Upon-Avon itself.
The route is some 109 miles, and about 60 hours cruising, including 129 locks Allow 10/11 days enjoying a relaxing trip. An experienced crew can cover this Ring within a week but it is advisable to spend a little longer if you want to visit places of interest en route. For most people two weeks will allow a good mix of sightseeing and cruising.
Please note that you will need to purchase a licence on entering the River Avon.