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Thames Ring

Please note that these route pages are a work in progress. The figures below indicate route length; however, not all locks and bridges are included currently, so the time required may be underestimated.

The Thames Ring itself:  
Cruising Hours: This route consists of 249.64 miles, 140 locks, 16 movable bridges and 2 tunnels. Which will take 16 days, 4 hours and 57 minutes when travelling for 7 hours per day at our default speeds.

Departure Point: Woolhampton, West Berkshire  
Cruising Hours: This route consists of 274.734 miles, 164 locks, 18 movable bridges and 2 tunnels. Which will take 18 days, 5 hours and 0 minutes when travelling for 7 hours per day at our default speeds.

Departure Point: Braunston, Northamptonshire  
Cruising Hours: This route consists of 249.64 miles, 140 locks, 16 movable bridges and 2 tunnels. Which will take 16 days, 4 hours and 57 minutes when travelling for 7 hours per day at our default speeds.

Departure Point: Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire  
Cruising Hours: This route consists of 249.64 miles, 140 locks, 16 movable bridges and 2 tunnels. Which will take 16 days, 4 hours and 57 minutes when travelling for 7 hours per day at our default speeds.

If you have some time on your hands and would like to explore London and its surrounding a little bit differently this time, then a narrowboat holiday on the Thames Ring might be just perfect for you. Experience 245 miles of narrow and broad canals and the River Thames in one go and give yourself a bit of a workout with the 176 locks that await you on the way. Bustling city life in London, the tranquility of the Oxford canal and historical features of the Grand Union Canal make the perfect combination that results into a great holiday.