After a number of changes of plan, we have finally settled on the following :-.
When we leave base, we will head down to Coventry for a day's shopping - we haven't been down there for a few years and it will be a good start to the cruise.
From there, we intend to head up through Birmingham and out to Sulihull to meet up with friends from the MNA, before leaaving Birmingham via The Delph for Stourbridge and friends there.
Leaving Stourbridge, we plan to go out onto the Severn and south to the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal. Since being there a few years ago, we have found out that ancestors came from Frampton, so plan to revisit the area for some genealogical research.
Returning north via Tardebigge, our next stop will be the festival at Brownhills (north side of Birmingham) mid-August, and round to Burton for the IWA festival before heading back to base by the end of September.
|Key to main waterway colours|
|dk green||narrow canal|
|dk orange||broad canal|
|dk blue||tidal river|
|lt blue||non-tidal river|