BCN Society Explorer Cruise

We hope to continue running these successful introductory cruises in 2020. They are gentle, fun cruises, and they provide an excellent opportunity for boaters to safely explore parts of the BCN that they may otherwise not visit, together with fellow boaters that know the BCN well.

The two Explorer Cruises we offered in 2019 were fully booked, and that we are planning the events for 2020 with new dates to be announced later in the year.

To see what it’s all about, have a look at the programme for one of the 2018 Explorer Cruises!

9 thoughts on “BCN Society Explorer Cruise

  1. We are interested in 2020 explorer cruise, particularly if you are including the Wyrley and Essington, when will you be publishing the dates for next year.

    • Hello Jayne. Apologies for the delayed reply. There will be 2 explorer cruises for 2020 and they almost always include the W&E. Brenda Ward is organising the events which will be held either side of the BCNS rally (16th/17th May). She is currently running a list of interested parties prior to releasing the routes so your best bet is to email her at
      Good luck and I hope you enjoy.
      Michael – Secretary

  2. And Tremendous fun it was too! Many thanks to the various members of BCNS for organising beforehand , to Brenda and Brian for leading it, to the barbecuers, speakers and guides at the various en-route activities and to all those who put together the welcome in the pumphouse at the end. Thanks also to Burger Van (MkII) for some fine fries on the Friday night.

    The journey was not, of course, without incident entirely but everyone helped , even the weather gods.

    If you get the chance in 2019 we would heartily recommend you go along.

    Nigel and Rosemary

    • Have heard it was great. Planning to do it 2019. Will wait for the dates to appear and plan accordingly.

  3. Regrettably we are only able to run one explorer cruise this year – in May.
    As I write this, there are very few spaces left. If you want to join in, get fell in sharpish

  4. Hi Stuart

    I would please like to book a place on your 2018 BCN Explorer Cruise commencing Friday 18th May. We haven’t done that part of the BCN before but have passed along both the New and Old Main lines into and out of Birmingham via the Wolverhampton flight from our moorings in Nantwich.
    There will be my wife and I aboard our 52ft boat for the duration of the event.

    Many thanks in anticipation
    Jim Forkin

    • Hi Jim
      As you should have already found out, I have forwarded your request to Stuart.
      With a bit of luck, you should have been able to email Stuart directly from the link above – if there were problems with that on the website, could you come back to me and let me know.

    • Have even better than a vague idea – the dates are 18 to 25 May, (starting in Wolverhampton, finishing at the Pumphouse Rally at Titford) and 15 to 23rd June.

      The dates are now on the website.

      I hope to see you there.


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