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 40.389 miles, 26 locks, 0 movable bridges and 4 tunnels. Which will take 2 days, 2 hours and 50 minutes when travelling for 7 hours per day at our default speeds.
You will initially ascend the six locks at Braunston on the Grand Union Canal, travel through Braunston Tunnel and cruise for about an hour (3 in total) to Buckby Locks. Here, you will find ‘The New Inn’ serving food and beverages, a great stop for the first night. The following day, after descending Buckby Locks (7), you will pass a selection of pubs: ‘The Narrowboat’ at Stowe Hill; ‘The Heart of England’ at Weedon and The Wharf at Bugbrooke. Once through the Blisworth Tunnel you will find Stoke Breurne village with its Canal Museum, two pubs and Indian restaurant. The journey from the top of Buckby Locks to Stoke Bruerne should take approx 5 hours. All in all, a very varied trip with lots to see and do.
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Related Nicholson Guide:
Grand Union, Oxford & the South East - Nicholson Guide No 1
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