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.
Cruising Hours: This route consists of 17.21 miles, 14 locks, 2 movable bridges and 0 tunnels. Which will take 1 day, 1 hour and 0 minutes when travelling for 7 hours per day at our default speeds.
A great option for everyone who has a bit more time and wants to tackle the famous Caen Hill Locks. The route to the locks is mostly rural and includes a few locks and swing bridges, accompanied by gorgeous open countryside. Once arrived, it takes a few hours to work through the 29 locks and moor up at the top. The Caen Hill Cafe provides a welcome break and is located just next to the locks. The canal now meanders through the delightful countryside without any locks on the way. Honeystreet is soon reached. A pub, boatyard, cafe and shop are situated right at the canalfront. This marks the turning point for this route.
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Related Nicholson Guide:
River Thames & the Southern Waterways - Nicholson Guide No 7
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