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Braunston to Stoke Bruerne and Return

Starting from Braunston, Northamptonshire

Relaxed for a 3 night hire

A very varied trip with lots to see and do

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Braunston to Oxford and return

Starting from Braunston, Northamptonshire

Active for a 7 night hire Relaxed for a 14 night hire

This is the ultimate cruise along the beautiful South Oxford Canal down to the City of Oxford. There are plenty of locks that keep you entertained and the stunning vistas over the rolling landscape of Oxfordshire. Open pasture, the meandering course of the Canal - the perfect ingredients for a peaceful narrowboat holiday. There are plenty of pubs along the way - just in case your energy levels need to be topped up. At Napton, just ¼ mile from bridge 113, is a very interesting cidery, Napton cidery. Juices, apple brandy, cider and cider vinegar can all be tried and purchased here. The canal is rather twisty from now on, which makes this stretch of canal never dull. At Fenny Compton, the 'Wharf Inn' can be found, which is the perfect place for a lunch break. If you look closely, you can see red-brick stabling, once used for boat horses, can be spotted near the second lock at Claydon. The cruise down to Oxford continues to be among either open farmland or thickly wooded areas. It seldom gets urban, but pubs are found to be at nearly every corner. That’s probably why many people never make it to Oxford, but turn at Lower Heyford instead. Between here and Oxford the canal is once again rural and pleasant, sometimes you could forget that this waterway was originally built for commercial purposes. Soon, you’ll reach the City of Oxford.

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Braunston to Hawkesbury Junction and Return

Starting from Braunston, Northamptonshire

Active for a 3 night hire Relaxed for a 4 night hire

Rolling countryside, open views and plenty of walks are the characteristics of this splendid route from Braunston to Hawkesbury Junction. There are a few pubs within walking distance from the canal. This is a great route for everyone who would like to choose an option that is light on locks.

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Leighton Buzzard to Braunston and Return

Starting from Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire

Active for a 7 night hire Relaxed for a 10 night hire

Travel north along the Ouzel Valley through the parks of Milton Keynes and over the Aqueducts at Wolverton 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...

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