Your Journey to the heart of England

Take your very own behind-the-scenes tour of Britain, passing slowly through the English countryside.

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Discover the heart of England

Spend your holiday on or beside the waterways, taking new routes through hidden England. The chance to explore and experience our best-loved towns and cities from a completely new perspective.

All located at the heart of England, in the West Midlands. A region celebrated for its rich heritage, cultural attractions, amazing food scene, much-loved cities and magnificent countryside.

And the best way to experience it? Along its waterways.

A wonderful mix of urban and rural landscapes

A region home to some of England’s most famous cities, including metropolises such as Birmingham and Coventry, all of which embody a wealth of history and culture. Experience Ironbridge Gorge UNESCO World Heritage Site – the birthplace of the industrial revolution, outstanding art galleries and world-class cultural institutions such as Birmingham Royal Ballet and the Royal Shakespeare Company.  All this alongside miles of breath-taking countryside and nature right on the doorstep of the regions cities and towns.

Discover more with our inspirational itineraries here.

Warwick Castle

Experience one of England’s oldest castles

Shakespeare’s Birthplace Trust

Explore the home and history of the great playwright

Coventry Cathedral

Over 1,000 years of history hidden inside

Winterbourne Gardens

A tranquil haven just moments from buzzing Birmingham

Ironbridge Gorge

An engineering triumph and key heritage site

Map Keys

  • Black Country Ring

    121km (75miles)
  • East Midlands Ring

    248km (154miles)
  • Stratford Canal

    40km (25miles)
  • Warwickshire Ring

    167km (104miles)
  • Stourport Ring

    127km (79miles)
  • Canals / Rivers

  • River Severn

Enjoy a wonderful combination of open countryside and vibrant cities within the heart of England

Things to see & do...

Use our interactive maps below to discover more about our destinations and plan your must see moments! (How to use: click the links to download a map, open this up in a PDF application and then use the icons to navigate)

Birmingham – click here to open map

Coventry – click here to open map

Ironbridge – click here to open map

Leicester – click here to open map

Stratford-upon-Avon – click here to open map

Worcester – click here to open map

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