Routes from Union Wharf Marina


Banbury& return

Banbury canal tripGuides: P7, N1, L17

• From Union Wharf 10 nights,5.75 hours per day, 90 locks

A relatively gentle cruise through pretty Cotswold countryside first takes you down the North Oxford Canal via Braunston and Napton Junctions and onto the South Oxford Canal, renowned for its meandering route to the Thames.

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Oxford CanalOxford & return

Guides: P7, N1, L18

• From Union Wharf, 14 nights, 5.75 hours per day, 126 locks

Continuing on past Banbury to Oxford. The “City of Dreaming Spires” needs little introduction and is an extremely popular choice for those who can stretch
their holiday to more than a week.

Oxford Tourist Information 01865 726871





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Stoke Bruerne & return

Guides: P7, N1, L17 & 18

Canal trips from Union Wharf• From Union Wharf, 7 nights 5.75 hours per day, 48 locks

This is essentially a rural route that incorporates several very impressive tunnels including Blisworth Tunnel which is over 3,000 yards long!

The village of Stoke Bruerne awaits you as you emerge from Blisworth and we recommend that you visit the excellent canal Museum here. Milton Keynes is the next point of interest with its wealth of attractions.

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Leicester and East Midlands canal cruising ringLeicester or East Midlands Ring


Guides: P7, N1 & N3, L14 & L18

• From Union Wharf 14 nights, 6 hours per day, 101 locks

A pleasant two week cruise through parts of Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Leicestershire and Derbyshire which involves cruising on rivers as well as canals.

This route takes you up the Grand Union Canal to the Foxton flight of locks, then on to Leicester itself where you join the River Soar.

You continue along the Soar to Trent Junction, where you briefly join the River Trent which takes you up to Sawley. At this point you rejoin the canal system and complete the ring.

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Aylesbury & return

Guides: P7, N1, L18

• From Union Wharf, 14 nights, 6 hours per day, 130 locks

A good route for the first timer, through delightful countryside, taking in the Great Ouse Aqueduct at Cosgrove, Milton Keynes then arriving at Aylesbury, with the attractive old town centre just a short walk from the canal basin.





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Warwick & return

Guides: P6, N3, L14

From Union Wharf, 10 nights, 5 hours per day, 92 locks

A very popular week cruise with the opportunity to visit Warwick Castle
Tourist Information Centre 01926 492212

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