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We had a week over October half term, Saturday to Saturday. As usual there are lots of things to talk about on a canal cruise and I wrote a blog elsewhere covering where we ate at night etc.
Specific things. We went up the Shropshire...More
Just had a fab week on sir melleaus, first time with countrywide cruisers and would recommend, the staff were very helpful and friendly, the boat was very clean and ready on time for the 2pm arrival time,
Did the four counties ring and the boat...More
Booked SIr Melleaus for one one week at the beginning of the school holidays. As we have boated before we looked for an active route with plenty of locks to keep teenage son and his friend occupied so we chose to tackle the four counties...More
This was our second trip with Countrywide Cruisers, this time unfortunately we only had a midweek break (4 nights). We somehow managed to avoid any traffic getting round Birmingham so arrived early. They were still completing the final checks so recommended a local pub for...More
Our family of 4 rented the Sir Melleaus for a week at the end of July and the early days of August 2016. Upon arrival we were an hour early and prepared to wait until it was our turn. However the staff at Countrywide Cruisers...More
Hi, what is the best route to take?? We have one week, starting from Brewood. Just wondering which routes pass the best places for provisions, and pubs??? any feed back would be greatly appreciated. Also, can anyone suggest which book to purchase? Thanks Sue
15 August 2016|
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We went on the Sir Melleaus for a week, 3 weeks ago and did a vv in the direction of Chester. Made it to the castle on the hill. Very nice trip. Others may like to take the ring or go left to Wales and back. We have no... More
We went on the Sir Melleaus for a week, 3 weeks ago and did a vv in the direction of Chester. Made it to the castle on the hill. Very nice trip. Others may like to take the ring or go left to Wales and back. We have no experience with other routes. Audlem is a good stop for provisions and books, pubs enough plenty on the canal. You can find all in this publication we got from Waterstones:
Title: Four Counties & the Welsh Canals No. 4 - Collins Nicholson Waterways Guides (Spiral bound)
Author: Collins Maps
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