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Fenny Compton Wharf


Canal Bridge Near Napton

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Braunston Turn

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Napton Locks
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Braunston to Fenny Compton

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.

Departure Point:  
Cruising Hours: This route consists of 34.356 miles, 18 locks, 0 movable bridges and 0 tunnels. Which will take 2 days, 2 hours and 17 minutes when travelling for 7 hours per day at our default speeds.

This route is perfect for a weekend break and eases beginners into the handling of a narrowboat. From the hire base in Braunston, you have a gentle, 3 hour lockfree cruise until you reach Napton locks. There are 9 locks in total, but the effort is rewarded with the “Folly Inn”, where you can replenish your energy levels before you head on towards Fenny Compton. There are no more locks, only pleasant countryside. The South Oxford Canal meanders gently through the peaceful surroundings before you reach the “The Wharf Inn”, another excellent pub and also the turning point for this journey. It’s also an excellent spot to moor up for the night and head back towards Napton Locks and Braunston.

Places of interest on the Braunston to Fenny Compton route

Places to visit & highlights on the canal itself

Braunston Visitor Moorings. North Oxford Canal
Oxford Canal Walk
Braunston Turn
Braunston Marina
Napton Lock 15
Wigrams Turn Marina
Fenny Marina
Napton Bottom Lock No 8
Peter Nicholls Steel Boats
Napton Lock 11
St Peter's Church, Wolfhampcote
K Cockburn
Wolfhampcote Farms
A T Alsop

Top Rated Pubs And Restaurants On to Near the Canal

The Wharf Inn
The Gongoozler's rest
The Folly
The Kings Head
Boat House
The Old Plough
Braunston Fryer
Hotel Boat Kailani

*Canal side places powered by foursquare

Further reading and learning about the Braunston to Fenny Compton route


Related Nicholson Guide:
Grand Union, Oxford & the South East - Nicholson Guide No 1


Useful youtube videos covering some or all of this route.

Please note: These are independent youtube video, and not affiliated with or endorsing our business Roam&Roost Canal Boat Holidays

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