BCN Explorer Cruises

Published: Monday, 08 October 2018

THE dates for the Birmingham Canal Navigations (BCN) BCN Explorer Cruises have now been finalised.

The cruises, organised by Birmingham Canal Navigations Society will take place from the 31st May to the 8th June 2019, Brenda Ward writes.


After the success of our many previous cruises, it is the intention of the society to hold a cruise again in 2019 to encourage boaters to explore the Birmingham Canal Navigations. The cruise will end at the BCNS headquarters at the Titford Pump House.

We have found that many boaters like the additional security of cruising in company with other boaters and particularly enjoy the social side of informal gatherings and organised activities at the designated mooring locations.

Priority to newcomers

Priority will be given to boaters who have not been on a BCNS Explorer Cruise before.

The Explorer Cruises will take a similar route, as listed below. We continue to encourage the use of the less travelled parts and to discover the pleasures of the little used canals of the northern BCN.

Boaters will meet with the organisers on the Friday evening at Wolverhampton at an informal gathering to receive the itinerary and discuss the cruise.

The Bradley workshops will be visited on both cruises along with other guided walks, talks and social evenings.

The planned route

Stops for the night:
Saturday 1st June Cannock Extension (0 locks), Sunday 2nd June Longwood Boat Club (0 locks), 3rd June Walsall town basin (9 locks), Tuesday 4th June Wednesfield (8 locks), Wednesday 5th June Bentley Arm (0 locks), Thursday 5th June Tipton (0 locks),
Friday 6th Titford (6 locks).

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