Take the train to Warwick Parkway from Birmingham Moor St and visit Saltisford Canal Basin with tranquil moorings set in gardens and orchards. The Saltisford Canal Centre is home to a number of permanent residential narrowboats and offers winter and visitor moorings within 10 minutes walk to the heart of Warwick.

There is a visitor centre/shop and the elegant Cedar Room (for hire), a sensory garden and a contemplation area where visitors can sit, relax and enjoy the views and wildlife.

A day-hire boat, Saltie,gives good views of the passing countryside and a generous deck area which allows steering to be a social activity with plenty of space for the crew to stand and chat. The boat has a small kitchen area, with fridge, sink and two-burner gas hob; crockery and cutlery is provided. Pack a picnic to enjoy with family and friends aboard. The main saloon has roll-up canvas sides and padded benches and a large front windscreen for forward views. Saltie II’s toilet is wheelchair accessible. To enable wheelchair access to the main saloon an hydraulic lift is located in the galley area and gives access to rear deck. Two benches fold to create space for up to 5 wheelchairs. Read more here: http://www.saltisfordcanal.co.uk/hire-saltie/

A warm welcome is given by staff and residents at the Saltisford Canal Centre, to all – whether just mooring overnight, visiting on foot or staying longer.

People travelling by train will value information about this interesting short cut:

Warwick CV34 5RJ, UK

Warwick Parkway Station

1. Walk west towards Old Budbrooke Rd

2. Turn right onto Old Budbrooke Rd

3. Turn right to stay on Old Budbrooke Rd

4. Slight left towards Budbrooke Rd

5. Turn left onto Budbrooke Rd

A clearer map without the marked shortcut may be seen here: http://www.saltisfordcanal.co.uk/98-2/