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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

Barton Marina

Barton Marina

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.

Fradley Junction

Fradley Junction

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

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.

Canal Cruising

Canal Cruising

Set in the picturesque boatyard in Stone, right at the centre of the canal network, offering a wide choice of routes.

Black Prince Barge

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

Rudyard Lake

Rudyard Lake

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...

Tittesworth Water

Tittesworth Water

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!

Self-catering accommodation

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.

Foxtwood Cottages

Staffordshire Approved Visitor Accommodation £400-£10000 pupw sleeps 2-9, Alton Towers area, 01538 266160

Keepers Cottage

VisitEngland 4 Star Self-catering £300-£540 pupw sleeps 4, Uttoxeter, 01889 590415

Broomyshaw Country Cottages

Staffordshire Approved Visitor Accommodation £250-£5950 pupw sleeps 4-8, Leek, 01538 308298

Rosewood Cottage

VisitEngland 3 Star Self-catering £295-£460 pupw sleeps 6, Leek, 01538 308213

Orgreave Lodge

VisitEngland 4 Star Self-catering £620-£830 pupw sleeps 5, Burton Upon Trent, 01283 791555


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Wed 26 - Sat 29 Oct 2016

Cheadle 01538 751173

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