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North Oxford & Ashby Canals

Ten / Eleven Day Cruise

All  boats can be booked for ten day hire from Friday or Saturday through to Monday or Tuesday week or 11 day hire Monday/Tuesday to Friday/Saturday week.

After turning right at Braunston you head up the North Oxford Canal through Rugby to Hawkesbury junction where the Oxford Canal finishes and joins the Coventry canal.  In a few miles you will come to Marston Junction where you will turn right onto the Ashby Canal. 

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The Ashby Canal is a tranquil 21 mile lock free canal terminating north of Snarestone tunnel where the Globe Inn offers good food and beer. On the way you can explore 'Bosworth Field' battleground and visit the Shackerstone steam railway.
Hours cruising each way to:
Snarestone Tunnel: 41 hrs*
95 miles, 31 locks, 2 aqueducts, 4 tunnels.

*These are approximate hrs and do not account for possible delays.

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