Teddesley Boat Company Ltd
4 Counties Ring
Teddesley is the perfect starting point for the Four Counties Ring (the counties being Staffordshire, Shropshire, Cheshire and (briefly) the West Midlands). This delightful cruise offers and interesting contrast between the 'contour' Brindley canals of the Staffs and Worc's and Trent and Mersey canals and the more modern (1835) Shropshire Union canal. The 'Shroppie', as it is affectionately known, was built by Thomas Telford and rather than twisting and turning, takes a more direct route with impressive cuttings and embankments. This ring may be completed in a week for the more energetic (100 miles and 90 locks) but can be combined with a visit to the picturesque Caldon canal or Llangollen for a fortnights cruise.