Trips

 

We offer eight different trips lasting from two hours to eight hours.

Trips start and finish in Vines Park opposite Waitrose Car Park, Droitwich Spa.

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A two hour trip to Salwarpe Village. (B1)

Travel through urban and rural Droitwich and experience the views from the canal, especially the reed beds and the beautiful village of Salwarpe.

A three hour trip to Ladywood Lock. (B2)

Continuing trip B1, this takes you along some stunning views and turns at Ladywood for a lock-side picnic.

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An eight hour trip to Hawford. (B3)

Continuing trip B2, this takes you through rapidly changing countryside down to lock No.2, a hundred yards from the River Severn..

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A two hour trip to Lock 6. (J1)

Experience passing through
a new canal with concrete locks! Pass through the
‘small’ M5 tunnel; originally a culvert for the Body Brook and come out into wild parkland.

picnic

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A three hour trip to Droitwich Marina (J2)

Continue climbing from trip J1 through the new staircase locks to arrive at the wide expanse of the Droitwich Marina for a snack.

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A five hour trip to Hanbury Wharf. (J3)

Continue climbing from trip J2 through three
double height original
Victorian locks. Then
stopping at the junction with the Worcester to Birmingham Canal for a picnic or lunch at the Eagle and Sun.

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An eight hour trip to Dunhamstead. (J4)

Continuing trip J3 South along the Worcester to Birmingham Canal through Dunhamstead Tunnel for lunch or a picnic.

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An eight hour trip to Astwood Locks (J5)

Continuing trip J3 but turning left at the Worcester-Birmingham Canal to explore the north, turning round above lock 18 for a picnic or lunch.

Prices for Boat Hire

Two hour trips cost £80
Three hour trips cost £90
Five hour trips cost £135
Eight hour trips cost £160

This includes a RYA qualified crew and Coffee or Tea and Biscuits.

Short Trips

On Festival Days short trips take place every half an hour from Vines Park. To book a place go to the Droitwich Waterways stall in Vines Park and purchase a ticket for the next trip.

Festival Dates 2019

St. Richard’s Festival  4th – 7th May

Saltfest           7th – 8th  September  

The Boat

The boat can accommodate twelve people comfortably.

A manual wheelchair counts as two people with a maximum of two wheelchairs per trip. We are unable to take heavier motorised chairs onto the boat.

A wheelchair lift is fitted to the boat.

A disabled toilet is situated on the boat.

The cabin is heated during cooler weather.

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