Relax beside a peaceful canal, lake or resevoir
Staffordshire’s at the heart of the inland waterways network with more miles of canals than any other Shire county. Perfect for leisurely days out by the water with a picnic, enjoying the peace and wildlife, or taking in a welcoming canalside pub. Better still, why not take a narrow boat holiday? You’ll find plenty of boatyards and marinas for boat hire.
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Marina's & Junctions
To the east of the County you'll find Barton Marina with its fantastic shops, alfresco dining and the Waterfront pub. There's also plenty of walks around the marina, lakes and woodlands.
Relax in a canalside cafe or explore art and crafts at the Junction Gallery. From here you can head south on the Coventry Canal towards Tamworth Castle or catch a glimpse of Lichfield Cathedral.
Captain your own boat
Heritage Narrow Boats
Travel Staffordshire's canals in style on 3/4 star deluxe holiday narrow boats. Moving at 3 mph (or 3 locks per hour), you cannot help but relax and unwind.
Set in the picturesque boatyard in Stone, right at the centre of the canal network, offering a wide choice of routes.
Black Prince Holidays
Cruise the charming canals of The Staffordshire Peak District as you holiday on board a luxury Black Prince narrow boat. The boats sleep between 2-8 people for either a week or a short break.
Lakes & Resevoirs
Lying at the foot of a hillside, Rudyard Lake offers peace and tranquility. Take a walk, sail a boat, catch a fish or climb aboard thelakes very own land train. There's plenty to do...
Set on the edge of the Peak District National Park this resevoir is the perfect spot for a leisurely walk with views of The Roaches or wet 'n' wild watersports with Peak Pursuits. There's also a visitor centre and restraunt!
If you'd rather not sleep on the water, here's a few cottages or barns to cosy up in during you holiday in Staffordshire.