Drifters’ National Open Day 2017

Sunday 23rd April 2017


…find out why canal boat holidays are the fastest way to slow down

 

We are delighted to be able to offer the chance to get afloat for free and find out more about canal boat holidays at 20 of our bases across England and Wales on Sunday 23 April 2017.


The events offering free short trips on skippered boats will be running from 11am to 4pm.  No booking is required.

 

Berkshire

Aldermaston

Cheshire

Bunbury

 

Anderton

Coventry

Coventry Basin

Leicestershire Market Harborough
Northamptonshire Braunston
  Gayton

Monmouthshire

Abergavenny

Oxfordshire

Witney

Staffordshire

Great Haywood

 

Stafford

 

Stoke on Trent

Shropshire

Ellesmere

 

Whitchurch

 

Henley-in-Arden

Wiltshire

Trowbridge

Worcestershire

Alvechurch

 

Bromsgrove

Wrexham

Llangollen

Yorkshire (West)

Sowerby Bridge

 

 

 

 


 

Anglo Welsh Trevor base

Llangollen Canal

Times: 11am to 4pm
What’s on: boat trips, boats to look round, light refreshments.
Anglo Welsh
Canal Wharf
Trevor
Llangollen
Denbighshire
LL20 7TT
Tel: 01978 821749
Email: trevor.base@anglowelsh.co.uk

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Anglo Welsh Bunbury base

Shropshire Union Canal

Times: 11am to 4pm
What’s on: boat trips, boats to look round, light refreshments.
Anglo Welsh
Bunbury Lock
Bunbury
Tarporley
Cheshire
CW6 9QB
Tel: 01829 260957
Email: bun.base@anglowelsh.co.uk

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Anglo Welsh Great Haywood base

Staffs & Worcs Canal

Times: 11am to 4pm
What’s on: boat trips, boats to look round, light refreshments.
Anglo Welsh
Mill Lane
Great Haywood
Staffordshire
ST18 0RJ
Tel: 01889 881711
Email: grh.base@anglowelsh.co.uk

(Great Haywood hire base is based on the Junction of the Staffordshire & Worcester and Trent & Mersey canals.)

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Anglo Welsh Wootton Wawen base

Stratford upon Avon Canal

Times: 11am to 4pm
What’s on: boat trips, boats to look round, light refreshments, local pub
Anglo Welsh
Canal Wharf
Wootton Wawen
Henley in Arden
Warwickshire
B95 6BZ
Tel: 01564 793427
Email: wwn.base@anglowelsh.co.uk

 

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Anglo Welsh Tardebigge base

Worcester & Birmingham Canal

Times: 11am to 4pm
What’s on: boat trips, boats to look round, light refreshments.
Contact:
Anglo Welsh
The Old Wharf
Wharf Lane
Tardebigge
Nr. Bromsgrove
Worcestershire
B60 1LR
Tel: 01527 873898
Email: tar.base@anglowelsh.co.uk

 

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Anglo Welsh Oxford base

River Thames

Times: 11am to 4pm
What’s on: boat trips, boats to look round, light refreshments.
Anglo Welsh Boat Centre
Eynsham
Witney
Oxfordshire
OX29 4DA
Tel: 01865 882235
Email: oxf.base@anglowelsh.co.uk

 

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Countrywide Cruisers Brewood base

Shropshire Union Canal

Times: 11am to 4pm
What’s on: boat trips, boats to look round, light refreshments, local pub
Countrywide Cruisers
The Wharf
Brewood
Staffordshire
ST19 9BG
Tel: 01902 850166
Email: info@countrywide-cruisers.com

 

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ABC Boat Hire Aldermaston Wharf

Kennet & Avon Canal

Times: 11am to 4pm
What’s on: Boat trips and boats to look round.
Aldermaston Wharf
Padworth,
Nr Reading
Berkshire
RG7 4JS
Tel: 01189 714123
Email: abclg@aldermastonwharf.com

 

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ABC Boat Hire Anderton Marina

 

Junction of River Weaver and Trent & Mersey Canal

Times: 11am to 4pm
What’s on: Boats to look round, boat trips. Restaurant in marina. Anderton Boat Lift
Anderton Marina
Uplands Road
Northwich
Cheshire  
CW9 6AJ
Tel: 01606 79642
Email: abclg@andertonmarina.com

 

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ABC Boat Hire Blackwater Meadow Marina

Llangollen Canal

Times: 11am to 4pm
What’s on: Boats to look round, boat trips
Blackwater Meadow Marina
Birch Road
Ellesmere
Shropshire
SY12 9DD
Tel: 01691 624391
Email: abclg@blackwatermeadow.com

 

 

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ABC Boat Hire Gayton Marina

 

Grand Union Canal

Times: 11am to 4pm
What’s on: Boats to look round, boat trips.
Gayton Marina
Blisworth Arm
Northamptonshire
NN7 3ER
Tel: 01604 858 685
Email: abclg@gaytonmarina.com

 

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ABC Boat Hire Goytre Wharf

Mon & Brec Canal

Times: 11am to 4pm
What’s on: Boats to look round, boat trips, cafe on site.
Goytre Wharf
Llanover
Nr Abergavenny
Monmouthshire  
NP7 9EW
Tel: 01873 880516
Email: abclg@goytrewharf.com

 

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ABC Boat Hire Hilperton Marina

Kennet & Avon Canal

Times: 11 am to 4 pm
What’s on: Boat trips, Boats to look round
Hilperton Marina
Hammond Way
Trowbridge
Wiltshire 
BA14 8RS
Tel: 01225 765243
Email: abclg@hilpertonmarina.com

 

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ABC Boat Hire at Market Harborough

 

Grand Union Canal Leicester Line

Times: 11am to 4pm
What’s on: Boat trips, boats to look round. 

Union Wharf Canal Basin
Leicester Road
Market Harborough
Leicestershire
LE16 7UW
Tel 01858 432123
Email unionwharfboats@gmail.com

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ABC Boat Hire Whitchurch Marina

 

Llangollen Canal

Times: 11am to 4pm
What’s on: Boat trips, boats to look round. 
Whitchurch Marina
Wrexham Road
Whitchurch
Shropshire
SY13 3AA
Tel: 01948 662012
Email: abclg@whitchurchmarina.com

 

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ABC Boat Hire Alvechurch Marina

 

Worcester & Birmingham Canal

Times: 11am to 4pm
What’s on: Boat trips, boats to look round. 
Alvechurch Marina
Scarfield Wharf
Alvechurch
Worcestershire
B48 7SQ
Phone: 0121 445 1133

Email: abclg@alvechurchmarina.com

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Black Prince Peak District base

 

Junction of Trent & Mersey Canal and Caldon Canals

Times: 11am to 4pm
What’s on: Trip boats, boats to look round
Black Prince Festival Park Marina
Etruria
Stoke on Trent
Staffordshire
ST1 5PA
Tel: 01527 575115
Email: leighton@black-prince.com

 

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Shire Cruisers Sowerby Bridge base

Junction of Rochdale Canal and Calder & Hebble Navigation

Times: 11am to 4pm
What’s on: boat trips, boat handling demos, boats to look round, canalside walks, England's deepest lock, local pubs
Shire Cruisers
The Wharf
Sowerby Bridge
West Yorkshire
HX6 2AG
Tel: 01422 832712
Email: info@shirecruisers.co.uk

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Union Canal Carriers

Braunston

Times: 11am to 4pm
What’s on: boat trips, boats to look round.

Union Canal Carriers
Bottom Lock
Braunston
Northamptonshire 
NN11 7HJ

Tel: 01788 890784

Email: bo@unioncanalcarriers.co.uk

 

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Valley Cruises


Coventry Canal Basin

Times: 11am to 4pm
What’s on: boat trips, boats to look round.

Valley Cruises
Coventry Canal Basin
St Nicholas Street
Coventry
CV1 4LY

02476 393333

Email: enquiries@valleycruises.co.uk

 

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