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Cruising rings

Varying in length and taking anything from two days to three weeks, cruising rings are circular routes that allow you to see a new stretch of water every day.

A boat cruising under a bridge

Our canals and rivers offer years of cruising opportunities and with over 2,000 miles of waterway to explore there’s always something new to see. It could take decades to explore the entire network.

However, if you're taking a boating holiday and don’t have all the time in the world to discover the delights of our waterways, why not consider boating around one of the many well-established cruising rings?

And with plenty of stopping off points for walking, cycling or even fishing along the way, they're great for trying all the healthy, fun activities our waterways have to offer. Before returning to where you started.

Last Edited: 27 July 2023

photo of a location on the canals
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