Our specially adapted canal boat will be moored at Hemel Hempstead. Cruising north, the canal takes you through the beautiful countryside to historic Berkhamsted with its castle, coffee shops, pubs and shops. Further north the canal passes through Tring Summit, a 3-mile cutting with pubs at both ends, and then through Marsworth reservoirs, a nature reserve with wheelchair accessible walks. Beyond the reservoirs is Leighton Buzzard, home to Whipsnade Zoo. If you have a two-week break you can travel as far as Warwick through welcoming local villages.
Heading south takes you on a fascinating journey through countryside, some industrial history and on to the sailing lakes and nature reserve at Batchwood.