Warwick & Warwick Ring

10-14 Nights

Hours cruising each way to:
Warwick: 31 hrs*
60 miles, 50 locks, 2 aqueducts, 2 tunnels.

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

Travel north along the Ouzel Valley through the parks of Milton Keynes and over the Aqueducts at Wolverton and Cosgrove and then on to the picturesque Northamptonshire village of Stoke Bruerne. Take your boat up through the flight of seven locks and on through the nearly two mile long Blisworth Tunnel and on to Gayton Junction.

Continue on through Northamptonshire and its attractive stone villages to Weedon, reputed to be the centre of England. Up the Buckby flight of seven locks to Norton Junction then turn left at Braunston and continue on to Napton Junction and turn right, back on to the Grand Union Canal. Cruise on through Royal Leamington Spa and on to Warwick and its famous castle, which is worth a visit.

Warwick Ring
14-17 nights

Hours cruising:
The Warwick Ring: 95 hrs*
187 miles, 148 locks, 2 aqueducts, 6 tunnels.

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

Cruise as for the above and then continue on up the flight of 21 locks at Hatton 'the stairway to heaven' (which has been completed in under two hours) and on towards Birmingham. This section through the eastern end of the Birmingham canal navigation gives a fascinating insight into industrial architecture and the original function of the canal system.

Under 'spaghetti junction' and after Birmingham, you have the rural section which is lightly locked leading you north along the Birmingham and Fazeley Canal on to the Coventry Canal at Fazeley Junction. Then on past Drayton Manor Park and Zoo and back to Braunston via the North Oxford Canal.

Warwick Ring Narrowboat Vacation Map

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