17 locks, 18 miles, around 10 hours
Used as an “out and back” cruise from Great Haywood this is truly memorable. It is accessed by cruising north up the Trent & Mersey then turning right at Etruria into a staircase lock.
Don’t be put off by the number of locks – the effort is well worthwhile, as the Caldon boasts some of the most beautiful scenery and dramatic views of any canal on the network.
Please note that your boat will not pass under Froghall Tunnel. But there is a winding hole just before the tunnel.