Alvechurch Marina...

The Marina is situated on the Birmingham Level of the Worcester / Birmingham canal with approximately 25 miles of lock free cruising available. Alvechurch is a village in rural Worcestershire just off junction 2 of the M42. It also has a railway station adjacent to the Marina with electric trains every 30 minutes during the day to Birmingham and Redditch. View Cruising routes and canal map here...

Alvechurch Marina
Scarfield Wharf
B48 7SQ
Tel. 0121 445 1133
Fax. 0121 447 7120

(Please note that only the UK Boat Hire central booking office can give hire boat availability or answer booking enquiries Tel: 0330 333 590)


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Directions to Alvechurch Marina

The Marina is situated in Worcestershire on the western edge of Alvechurch village close to the railway station

By Road
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.

By Rail
From London (Euston Station) take the train to Birmingham New Street Station. Weekdays and Saturdays trains depart every 30 mins and journey time is about 90 mins. At Birmingham New Street Station take the Local service to Redditch. Trains depart every 30 mins and the journey time is about 40 mins. Alvechurch is an unstaffed station which is the last stop before Redditch. The boatyard is about 300 metres from the station. You can plan your rail journey on this website

By Air
From Birmingham International airport you can take a taxi to the boat yard (about 30 mins) or take a train from Birmingham International rail station to Birmingham New Street then follow directions by rail.

From Luton, Heathrow, Gatwick or Stanstead airports. Take the inter airport coach service to Birmingham International airport and then follow directions as above. Alternatively take a train to London then follow directions by rail.

By Taxi
The following taxi companies who also run a mini bus will be pleased to quote a price to meet your flight.

Rubery & Rednal Taxis
Tel - 0121 453 1919
Fax - 0121 6082001

Hyde cars
Tel - 01527 65319

Coach Travel
This website can help you plan your travel by coach in the UK.

Car Hire
The following car hire websites can help you organise car hire in the UK

If your travel arrangements require overnight accommodation here are details of some local Bed & Breakfast accommodation.

Alcott Farm, Weatheroak, Alvechurch, B48 7EH
Tel: 01564 824051

Rectory Cottage, Old Rectory lane, Alvechurch, B48 7SU
Tel: 0121 445 4824

Montville Hotel, 101 Mount Pleasant, Southcrest, Redditch, B97 4JE
Tel: 01527 544411

Ladybird Lodge, 2 Finstall Road, Aston Fields, Bromsgrove, B60 2DZ
Tel. 01527 889900


Hilton Hotel, Birmingham Road, Bromsgrove, B61 0JB
Tel. 0121 447 7888

Food Shopping
As well as the Alvechurch Marina Shop from which you can purchase essential provisions, there is a small convenience store in Alvechurch village. The nearest supermarket is a Sainsbury's off the A441 on the edge of Redditch.

The Weighbridge Public House

There is a canal side "Free house" on Alvechurch Marina serving drinks, real ale, and reasonably priced home cooked bar food. This cozy canalside pub was once the old Weighbridge office for offloading coal barges to horse and cart for local deliveries. It is now transformed into a friendly hostelry which is an ideal place to start and finish your holiday.

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