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Canal Boat Club At Alvechurch Marina


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Bedrooms: Number may vary with unit
Checking in: After 1500 hours.
Checking out: Before 0930 hours.

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Each boat at Alvechurch Marina in Worcestershire is fully equipped with everything you would expect to find in a high quality holiday cottage. From kettle to cheese grater and bedding to umbrella, each home comfort has been thought of in the comprehensive inventory. Boats range in length from 25 ft to 70 ft. There is no itinerary - you set your own agenda. In a week by canal you are likely to cover the distance you could cover in an hour by car. No previous experience is necessary, as our boats are extremely easy to handle and full tuition is given at the start of every holiday.

Cruising is subject to guests accepting the compulsory tuition, which is only available on check-in days. In exceptional circumstances you may not be able to cruise if the Marina staff are not confident in your ability to use the Narrowboat. Minimum number of able bodied persons required is 2. Comprehensive cruising information is in a manual on the boat and details are sent out with the holiday documents to introduce you to the theory of locks and the 'rules of the road'. Pets are welcome on the boats. There are buoyancy aids available free of charge for both children and adults at the marinas (compulsory for children under the age of 18 and non-swimmers). They do not need to be booked in advance and should be requested upon arrival at the Marina so the correct size can be fitted.
Cruising from Alvechurch Marina delves into the varied landscape of five Midlands counties with a rich mixture of sights and scenery - modern & historic, rural & industrial. Locks are met in majestic flights in this part of the country, so be prepared for some good bursts of activity.

Suggested routes and timings are approximate and will be affected by available cruising hours, weather conditions and amount of traffic on the waterway. More detailed advice will be given when the boat is collected.
Birmingham International 30 mins.
Check In: After 1500 hours.

Check Out: Before 0930 hours.
The Marina is situated in Worcestershire on the western edge of Alvechurch village close to the railway station. From the M42: Exit at Junction 2 [signposted Birmingham South]. From the motorway roundabout take the A441 towards Birmingham. At the next roundabout, turn left [Signposted Alvechurch]. Continue to the next roundabout and follow the signs for Alvechurch passing under the motorway to enter the village of Alvechurch. Follow the road through the village until you come to a pedestrian crossing controlled by traffic lights. Immediately beyond this pedestrian crossing turn right into Bear Hill. Follow the road up the hill until, as you leave the village, you pass over a railway bridge followed closely by a canal bridge. The Marina entrance is then on your left about 200 metres beyond the Canal Bridge.
Fully Equipped Kitchen, Cooker, Fridge, Fuel, Gas for cooking, Linens included, Towels included, Central Heating, Pets allowed maximum of 2 pets, 24hr Emergency Helpline.
Shop Gifts, Confectionery, Magazines, Chandlery, Toilets, Showers, Waste disposal, Moorings, Car Parking - one car is free additional cars charged at £3.50 per day, Power Hook-up, Pub & Restaurant, Fishing.
Railway Station, Bus Service, Taxis, Shops, Newsagents, Chemist, Walking, Cycling.

Important Information

£500 Refundable Security & Damage Deposit, this is taken as a credit card swipe and is refundable subject to the boat being returned clean, in good order and on time. Pets £30 per pet per week. 4 Berth Utility Fee £45, 6 Berth Utility Fee £57.50 per week. £90 fuel deposit - The boat is handed over ready fuelled but does not include the fuel consumed. A fuel deposit is payable at the start of your holiday. At the end of your holiday period the boat must be refuelled and any difference to the deposit paid will be refunded or charged. £50 Damage waiver - optional, but recommended. It is advisable, for your safety, to watch the Canal & River Trust DVD. This can be viewed online at , alternatively please conatct Canal Boat Club and they will send one to you.

Prior to travel, please check the resort website together with relevant local government websites for advice that may impact your travel or vacation experience.
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