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The service provided by Cliff and co at Countrywide Cruisers was excellent - friendly and helpful. The boat was clean and comfortable and taking the narrowboat through the Staffordshire countryside was lovely. We saw lots of herons and kingfishers and the whole experience was very...More
Me and my parents have just come back from a few day long trip where we went from the Shropshire Union Canal to Gailey and it was very peaceful travelling along the canal at 2mph. We stayed on the Sir Fergus boat and there was...More
We booked Sir Cador for a mid week break. The boat was lovely and clean. The kitchen was kitted out with everything we needed. The shower room was spacious and more modern than we expected. All worked really well. We did find that showering after...More
We booked a week in mid-september on Sir Ironside for two first-timer canal enthusiasts, and it has been an unforgettable experience. We were lucky with the weather and the Shroppie itself is absolutely gorgeous, heading up towards Chester, with stunning nature vistas all round. Countrywide...More
Efficient and super friendly, family run boatyard. They are very accommodating and happy to help with any queries about boats and routes before you set off.... and even by phone once you're on your hols! ( cafetière and a corkscrew...tick) . Very well serviced, spotless...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... 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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"Sir Melleaus has traditional stern, less ideal for a captain that likes a lot of company on the move. The..."