Planning your boat trip

Whether you’re a continuous cruiser, paddler or boating holiday maker, make sure your journey goes without a hitch by using our website to plan your journey.

Enjoying a boat trip on the canal Enjoying a boat trip on the canal

Using our map

Use our interactive map to help plan your route. You can check how many locks or tunnels you’ll have to pass through, and where there are visitor moorings and boating facilities, such as water points.

Or, add your postcode or town name to our Local to You page to find local information on events, activities, news and more.

If you’re using our maps and you see a marker with a number in it, this means that there is more than one entry at this location. Either click on it to see a list or zoom in further to see the entries separately. 

Something not right? Use our online map correction tool to let us know about it.

Other useful resources

It's a good idea to have a printed map with you when you travel. There are many places on our network where you can’t get a strong mobile phone signal, so don’t rely solely on the internet.

You can find links to more resources in our feature on online tools and advice for planning a canal boat trip.

Last date edited: 26 May 2022