The Grand Union and Oxford canals
Warwick to Oxford
8th - 15th August (7 nights)
This trip will start from (hopefully) the moorings up the Saltisford Arm in Warwick – if we’ve been unable to get in, we’ll liase via text message/email to let arriving guests know where we’ve ended up moored…the phone signals are good here so it shouldn’t be a problem.
This is a trip of 63 miles, and 63 locks. From Saltisford (Warwick) on the Grand Union Canal to Budbrooke Junction, then east on the Grand Union Canal (Warwick and Napton Canal) for 14 miles, and 25 locks to Napton Junction where we’ll then travel south on the Oxford Canal for 49 miles, and 38 locks to Oxford Visitor Moorings.
Guests will arrive approximately 1.30pm on day one and after an introductory blah blah (and most probably glass of something fizzy) we’ll chug off to begin our adventure.
The aim will be to make it up as we go along and should be able to have a nice leisurely trip ... that said however there might be a day or two when we need an early start to avoid bottle necks and busy locks.
Pubs on route include; The Moorings at Myton, The Wharf in at Fenny Compton, The Great Western Arms and The Boat Inn at Thrupp.
NB – pub visits are NOT compulsory … just encouraged by Capt. Ellis.
At the end of the trip, we’ll have arrived in Oxford - hopefully moored on the visitor mooring but if they’re full, we’ll be able to squeeze in somewhere and guests will depart following breakfast on the final morning.