How to find us

Our base at Gailey Wharf is centrally located on the northern section of the historic Staffordshire and Worcester Canal in the rural English Midlands. This is your embarkation point for canal cruises to suit a variety of narrowboat holidays for all the family.


Exit the M6 motorway at Junction 12 (A5 Cannock/Telford) between Birmingham and Stafford.

Take the A5 towards Telford.
The boatyard entrance is 0.5 miles on the left immediately before the canal bridge and round tower.
This is a busy road and the entrance is quite concealed. Slow down and indicate your intention to turn left early, for safety.
If you miss the turn, continue a further 0.5 miles to the traffic roundabout and turn around.


Avanti West Coast Trains operate express train service from Birmingham and London(Euston) in the South to Wolverhampton and Manchester and the North to Stafford.

Then pick up a taxi from the rank outside. Gailey Wharf is 9 miles from either.

Otherwise, for local train connections change at Wolverhampton or Stafford for Penkridge or at Birmingham (New Street) for Cannock.

However, in both these cases you will need to book a taxi in advance for the short hop to the boat.

Both Penkridge and Cannock stations are unmanned, served by train information screens and ticket machines.

All rail journeys can be ticketed online at


Birmingham airport(BHX) or Manchester(MAN).

Both airports are served by international flights. Birmingham has a direct fast train connection to Wolverhampton. Manchester requires 1 change at Manchester Piccadilly station for a fast train to Stafford.