Cotswolds Canal Cruising Club
Boats from Gloucester area to travel along the River Severn to Stourport arriving
Sunday 3 June.
Proposed route to Westport Lake with estimated timings:
This section is not as such part of the cruise but if you wish to join us on route as happened last year please do.
Stourport Sunday 3 June
York Street Moorings
Services, Tescos 200m. Lidl
Stourport to Kinver Monday 4 June 5-6 hrs
Moor on visitor moorings, visit village. 5/6 locks
Kinver to Womborne Tuesday 5 June 5hrs
Moor just before bridge 43, 13 locks
pub Waggon and Horses, buses into town.
Womborne to Wightwick Wednesday 6 June 3-4 hrs
Moor here, good pub. 7 locks
Buses into Wolverhampton.
Wightwick to Gailey Thursday 7 June 4-5 hrs
Good moorings before lock on left, 3 locks
Sainsburys at Compton Locks
Services at Gailey
Gailey to Stafford Boat Club Friday 8 June 6hrs
Evening at Stafford Boat Club, 11 locks
Maybe a Quiz, time to beat them!
Moor before bridge or on club quay
if space. AWCC members.
Stafford Boat Club to Great Haywood Saturday 9 June 3/4hrs
Aldi at bridge 98 1 lock
Moor Tixall wide or village, provisions
in village and Farm Shop. Services
Great Haywood to Stone Sunday 10 June 4hrs
Moor either below locks (easier access to town) 4 or 6 locksor above Stone, beyond chandlery.
Services, provisions etc.
Stone to Barlaston Monday 11 June 3 hrs
Plenty of moorings, nearby pubs 6 locks
Barlaston to Westport Lake Tuesday 12 June 4/5hrs
Services at Etruria. 5 locks
Provisions etc in general area
Start of Four C’s Cruise: Assemble at Westport Lake Moorings.
Excellent moorings adjacent to lake, suggest evening in main leisure centre or nearby venue. TBA.
We will be cruising south so those coming from the south need to turn at winding hole before the tunnel.
Wednesday 13th June to Wednesday 20th June: Caldon Canal incl visit to Stoke on Trent Cruising Club.
The aim is to have a relaxing cruise with time to visit nearby attractions or put your feet up!
Itinerary for our cruise
Westport Lake to Milton Wednesday 13 June 3-4 hrs
Services at Etruria 3 locks Pubs and services
Milton to Leek Branch or cruise and
return to moor at Hazlehurst Junction Thursday 14 June 4/6 hrs
on either length. 6/8 locks
To Froghall, back to Consall Forge Friday 15 June 5hrs
Moor on River, evening meal in the pub. 8 locks
Day at Consall Forge Saturday 16 June 0 hrs
Trip on the Railway to Froghall and back or total length.
Lovely walks, day of rest!
Consall Forge to Endon Sunday 17 June 4hrs
Mooring near or at Stoke Boat Club. 7 locks
Evening with Club. AWCC members
Endon to Hanley Park Monday 18 June 3 hrs
A chance to enjoy the park and visit the City centre 6 locks
Hanley Park to Westport Lake Tuesday 19 June 4hrs
Perhaps a trip to Middleport pottery, an amazing place 3 locks
to see, still using Victorian machinery and methods.
Arrive Westport Lake evening
A Continuation of our Cruise to Bugsworth Basin June 20th-June 27th
Westport Lake to Scholar Green. Wednesday 20 June 3 hrs
through Harecastle Tunnel, may have to wait up to 1 lock
an hour. Some may wish to visit Old Moreton Hall,
bus from bridge 94 or walk from Bridge 86, 1 mile.
Boatyard for pumpout at Scholar Green.
Scholar Green to bottom of Bosley Locks Thursday 21 June 2hrs
Congleton for lunch/shopping Bridge 75 or 74.
Bosley Locks to Gurnett Aqueduct Friday 22 June 5hrs
Lovely spot with good pub 12 locks
Services top of locks (Pumpout card required)
Gurrnett to High Lane for NC Cruising Club Saturday 23 June 3 hrs
Stop at Macclesfield for excellent Silk Museum
Shopping etc, interesting town.
NCCC High Lane AWCC Members
Time to shop and spend an evening at the clubhouse.
Maybe another quiz evening?
Day of rest, Midsummers Day Sunday 24 June 0 hrs
Perhaps a special evening BBQ
NCCC and Sunday lunch at Pub
NCCC to Bugsworth Basin Monday 25 June 3/4hrs
Time to sit, see and enjoy.
Evening at Navigation Pub.
We intend to stay here three days
Easy walk to Whaley Bridge for train service to Buxton.
Tesco within walking distance or moor outside.
A day with the Bugsworth Preservation Group, talk and tour
plus evening or BBQ at Basin. TBA.
This is the end of our cruise but some have already asked to tranverse the Huddersfield canal. Here is our proposed itinerary.
Bugsworth to Marple Thursday 28 June. 2/3hrs
Marple to Romily Friday 29 June 6hrs
Duke of York Pub moorings 16 locks
you may prefer to moor below locks
Depends on traffic situation on canal.
Decision on day
Romily to Stalybridge Saturday 30 June 5hrs
Visit Portland Basin Museum 6 locks
Visit Stalybridge Town
Moor beyond Bridge 97 near cable bridge
Bridge 97 to Saddleworth Sunday 1 July 6hrs
Possible presentation at Museum 13 locks
Saddleworth to Dobcross Monday 2 July 1hr
Water point, lovely village 2 locks
IT IS VERY LIKELY WE WILL STAY AT SAME MOORING FOR TWO NIGHTS
DECISION ON DAY AFTER SURVEY
Dobcross to Diggle Tuesday 3 July 4/5hrs
Good mooring at Diggle locks, above 11 locks
and bottom with CRT agreement.
Standedge Tunnel Wednesday 4 July 4/6 hours
Arrive Tunnel portal 11.30am .
Fill at water point to keep boat as low as possible.
Check CRT requirements on web.
Into tunnel at 1pm. 1.5hrs transit
Boats leave every 45mins.
Standedge tunnel emerges at Marsden.
Moor above lock, visitor centre visit etc.
Marsden to Slaithwaite Thursday 5 July 7hrs
Moorings beyond Bridge 44 19 locks
Water and Elsan above Lock 21E
Slaithwaite Friday 6 July 0hrs
Day off, time to enjoy the area
Slaithwaite to Milnsbridge Saturday 7 July 4/5hrs
Milnsbridge to Huddersfield Sunday 8 July 5hrs
Moor beyond lock 9E 13 locks
Huddersfield DAY OFF Monday 9 July 0hrs
Aspley Wharf, services launderette
Cotswolds Canal Cruising Club (pdf to facilitate easy printing)