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Located at the junction of the Staffordshire and Worcester and Trent and Mersey canals giving you lots of exciting options for cruising

With a near endless choice in cruising routes including some of Britain’s most popular and picturesque waterways, if you love exploring the network, Great Haywood Marina is the place to moor your boat.

From our marina you can reach popular routes such as the Black Country Ring, Four Counties Ring in Cheshire, Llangollen canal, Caldon canal and the Staffordshire and Worcester canal.

Further afield you can head towards Coventry and from there onto the Oxford canal which eventually takes you into the city of London.

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Cruising Routes

Great Haywood Marina is located at the junction of the Staffordshire and Worcester and Trent and Mersey canals giving you as a boat owner lots of exciting options for cruising

With a near endless choice in cruising routes including some of Britain’s most popular and picturesque waterways, if you love exploring the network, Great Haywood Marina is the place to moor your boat.

From our marina you can reach popular routes such as the Black Country Ring, Four Counties Ring in Cheshire, Llangollen canal, Caldon canal and the Staffordshire and Worcester canal.

Further afield you can head towards Coventry and from there onto the Oxford canal which eventually takes you into London.

If you’d like more information on specific routes in the area, please speak to a member of our staff.

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Shopping & Necessities

When you moor at Great Haywood you are never far from local amenities and conveniences for life’s little emergencies

The local village of Great Haywood is home to a SPAR (including post office & ATM), pub, pharmacy, doctor’s surgery and a church.

The village is less than a one-minute drive or five-minute walk from the marina giving you easy access to essential supplies.

Further afield in Stafford and Rugeley, both less than 15 minutes drive from the marina, you will find your favourite larger supermarket chains and high street brands - perfect if you fancy a spot of shopping or need to pick something up that you can’t otherwise get from the village stores.

One of our moorers favourite spots for shopping is Canalside Farm, a farm shop that stocks locally sourced produce and has its own café. Located right at the entrance to Great Haywood Marina, the family run business has been keeping locals fed and watered for more than 30 years. Be sure to pick something up to bring back onboard with you for a tasty snack later on!

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Local Attractions

If you’re looking for something to do in the local area or spend a day experiencing some local heritage, you won’t be stuck for things to see and do in the area

We are located on the fringes of the stunning Shugborough Hall estate, a magnificent country estate, now maintained by the National Trust and serving as a fascinating glimpse into old-world history and the riches that came with it. Please visit national trust's website

If you’re feeling outdoorsy then head to Cannock Chase AONB for a gentle country stroll through the peaceful woodland and explore this stunning area of outstanding natural beauty.

If thrilling adventure is more to your taste, then Cannock Chase is also home to one of many Go Ape outdoor adventure courses. Zip through the trees and climb above the canopy over a series of courses suspended above the ground! Please visit Forestry England's Website.

Birmingham is the closest city centre to Great Haywood and is home to a series of world class event venues such as the Birmingham NEC.

The arena plays host to a fantastic selection of live events including chart-topping artists, famous stand-up comedians and conventions throughout the year. If you’re looking for entertainment on a larger scale, Birmingham is the place to be.

Lichfield is a vibrant and historic city and district located in the heart of Staffordshire, 30 minutes drive from the marina.

Lichfield's streets are lined with Georgian museums including the Samuel Johnson Birthplace and Erasmus Darwin House, through to the stunning medieval Lichfield Cathedral, independent shops and restaurants.

Trentham Estate, in the village of Trentham, is a visitor attraction located on the southern fringe of the city of Stoke-on-Trent in Staffordshire.

Visit the award-winning Trentham Gardens, for shopping and eating out.

The newly expanded Trentham Shopping Village with shops, cafés, restaurants and the vast Trentham Garden Centre is perfect for shopping or walk with 140 Barbary macaques at the Monkey Forest. Please visit Trentham's website

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