The Trip

The trip boat sets out from The Portal through the Dudley Tunnel then down a striking flight of locks at the Parkhead Conservation Area, along the Dudley number 2 Canal before arriving at Bumble Hole Nature Reserve and the historic Cobbs Engine House.

Here we stop for a 30 minute refreshment stop before continuing through the Netherton Tunnel, up Factory Locks onto the Birmingham and Wolverhampton main line before returning to Dudley Canal and Tunnel Trust.  

We have the option of open and closed boats so whatever the weather may offer we can ensure your travel in comfort. 

There is a toilet on the boat which is available for the public..

We regret we do not have wheelchair access on the boats for the open water trips. 

Prices
Single Group
Adult £15.25
Senior £14.25
Child £14.25
Family of 4 (2A, 2C)
Family of 5 (2A, 3C)
Group                             £550 per boat                                  48 passengers maximum
Special needs £7.50
Essential carer £7.50

Please note a carer's network card or PIP cover letter will be required to qualify for discounted carer price.

Tips to make your trip more enjoyable

  • Bring a cushion - though you can stand up, get off the boat and move around its always nice to have a comfortable seat.
  • Though you can purchase refreshments at Bumblehole you can also pack a picnic to enjoy on the boat or in the nature reserve. Alternatively why not book a picnic from our Gongoozler Restaurant - it can be waiting for you at the start of your trip.
  • Bring a camera - this trips takes you through an amazing landscape rich with heritage, engineering feats in canal building and amazing wildlife. 
  • Start the day right with a Gongoozler Breakfast - on offer everyday in our restaurant.
  • 2019  Dates     7 September   12 October