Autumn is a fantastic time of year for a boating holiday. With the hustle and bustle of the school holidays over it’s a much quieter time to enjoy the waterways. The golden autumnal colours are brought to life on the waters, with the scenery becoming even more spectacular. Wake up to beautiful misty mornings and take a walk down the leaf-covered towpaths to feel the magic of this time of year. Many of our narrowboats have solid-fuel stoves on board, perfect for a cosy couples get-away.
We have picked our top 3 canals for a break away this autumn:
The Llangollen Canal
Famous for the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, this popular canal becomes even more appealing during the autumn months. With fewer boats around it’s a far more relaxing and peaceful time to enjoy the Shropshire and Welsh countryside. Cruising across the aqueducts offers some spectacular views across the Dee Valley and the River Dee. Visit attractions such as the Horseshoe Falls, Llangollen Steam Railway and Chirk Castle.
Shropshire Union Canal
This beautifully rural and scenic canal truly comes to life in the autumn with golden trees lining the towpath. Travel to Market Drayton- the home of gingerbread, and marvel at its Tudor timber-framed buildings. Stop off for long lunches and dinners at one of the many pretty canalside pubs along the canal. Travel further north through the picturesque Cheshire countryside, through the village of Beeston with its castle, and onto the Roman city of Chester.
The Kennet & Avon Canal
One of our most popular canals, again much more peaceful and relaxing in the autumn time. Make the most of the quieter time of year and take to the Kennet & Avon travelling towards the city of Bath. Easily doable in a short break from many of our bases, Bath is home to attractions such as the Roman Baths and Bath Cathedral. There are many other historic towns dotted along the canal, including Bradford-on-Avon, with its 14th Century Tithe Barn.
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