Cruise route is well connected
Having travelled the network for the last 10 years and avidly awaited each month’s magazine, I was very disappointed to read the reply to Jaybuck 77 about canals around Gatwick and Birmingham.
As he says, Birmingham has a maze of canals. However, he fails to mention that Alvechurch Marina with its ABC hire fleet is only 19 miles east along the M42 from Birmingham airport (travel time about half an hour by car).
He does go into the possible difficulty of not having a car but, again, fails to mention that it is under an hour by train, with only one change at Birmingham New Street or that the station at Alvechurch is right next door to the marina!
Furthermore, I can assure the visitors that a better cruising area would be hard to find.