We are planning on doing the Black Country Ring from Autherley Junction (in May) in the clockwise direction.
There will be 6 of us, 2 children aged 10 and 12 , my parents (in their 70's), my husband and I and we have a week to do it in.
I am really interested to do the ring as it is so varied but a bit wary of moorings around Birmingham as I have heard it is not very safe.
Would the following places be OK to stop overnight?
night 1 (sat) Cross Keys, Penkridge
night 2 (sun) Great Haywood
night 3 (mon) The Dog and Doublet
night 4 (tues) Gas Street Basin
night 5 (weds) Black Country Museum
night 6 (thurs) New Inn, Coseley
night 7 (fri) near to Autherley Junction
I know that some days will be long but we are prepared to get up early and be travelling most of the day.
Any advice would be appreciated. This is our second trip as a family, I had boating experience about 20 years ago so we are not total beginners.