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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
Just had a great week on Sir Bruin, the boat was spotlessly clean and comfy, it had everything we needed. The staff were really friendly and helpful too, we couldn't ask for more really. We went down the shroppie and onto the staffs and worcs...More
We had a week over October half term, Saturday to Saturday. As usual there are lots of things to talk about on a canal cruise and I wrote a blog elsewhere covering where we ate at night etc.
Specific things. We went up the Shropshire...More
Just had a fab week on sir melleaus, first time with countrywide cruisers and would recommend, the staff were very helpful and friendly, the boat was very clean and ready on time for the 2pm arrival time,
Did the four counties ring and the boat...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..."