Canal Boating Holidays - Oxford Canal (Northern Section) Guide
Narrowboat Holiday Hire - Canal Barge Holidays
Norfolk Broads Cruiser Boat Hire
Oxford Canal (Northern Section) Location and basic information
The beginning of the Oxford Canal (Northern Section) is at Hawkesbury, running
south in the direction of Braunston - Categories contents are listed from the
beginning of the canal, canal branch or canal arm.
The Oxford Canal northern section and Oxford
Canal southern section are separated
by a the Grand Union Canal between Braunston Turn and Napton Junction, a distance
of almost five miles.
The northern section of the Oxford Canal is just over 21.5 miles with just
3 locks from Hawkesbury Junction (AKA Sutton Stop) MAP to
Braunston Turn and is part of the Warwickshire Cruising Ring.
The canal passes through rolling open farmland, largely following the contours
in the style of James Brindley.
The Oxford Canal passes through the northern environs of historic
Newbold Tunnel - 250 yds at Newbold-on-Avon - MAP
Boaters Facilities on the Oxford Canal (Northern Section) - Hawkesbury Junction
/ Sutton Stop to Braunston Turn
There are official moorings along this canal. We identify some here:
Between bridges 34 and 35 - 'All Oaks Wood'
Hawkesbury Junction - Sutton Stop Services
North of bridge 14
Bridge 28, Stretton Stop
Bridge 58 (Masters Bridge)
Hillmorton Top Lock
Hawkesbury Junction - Sutton Stop Services
Elsan / Sewage Point
Bridge 58 TESCO Supermarket (huge!)
Main Cities, Towns and Villages along the Oxford Canal (Northern Section)
Rugby - A market town in Warwickshire,
on the Oxford Canal and River Avon.
Places of interest in the town include: The Rugby School
Museum (Charge Applies), which has
audio-visual displays about the history of Rugby School and of the town.
The combined free entry Art
Gallery and Museum - MAP - Info
on this FREE Museum and others in Warwickshire.
The art gallery contains a nationally-recognised collection of contemporary art.
The museum contains, amongst other things, Roman artefacts dug up from the nearby
Roman settlement of Tripontium.
The Rugby Football Museum (Charge Applies), where traditional
rugby balls are hand made. It contains much rugby football memorabilia. The town
has statues of three famous locals: Rupert Brooke, Thomas Hughes and William
Places of interest around
Rugby include: Brandon Marsh, Coombe Abbey and Coombe Country Park,
Dunchurch (Historic village),
Draycote Water (Reservoir and nature reserve),
Ryton Organic Gardens,
Benn Hall (music venue).
Braunston - MAP -
A very well known historic canal centre. Pleasant walk upto and beyond the church,
which can be seen for miles around as it is on top of a hill and has a tall spire.
Narrowboat Holiday Hire on the Oxford Canal (Northern Section)
Clifton Cruisers, Clifton Wharf, Vicarage Hill, Clifton on
Dunsmore - Narrowboat hire on the Oxford Canal near Rugby - Look
at Clifton Cruisers for narrowboat hire for an Oxford
Canal or Warwickshire Ring holiday. This
family run boatyard offers a superb choice of narrowboats, ranging from a 2 berth
to an 8/9 berth ideal for larger families or groups of friends. All are fitted
to a high standard and enjoy a setting near Rugby in the heart of the Warwickshire
countryside, yet with convenient access from both M1 and M6 motorways.
Grantham Bridge Boat Services, The Locks, Hillmorton - Oxford
Canal boat hire
Rose Narrowboats, Fosse Way, Stretton-under-Fosse, nr Rugby
- Oxford Canal narrowboat holiday boat hire.
UK Boat Hire, Rugby Wharf, Rugby - Look
at UK Boat Hire for Rugby narrowboat hire - With a choice of well-fitted
and equipped narrowboats sleeping from 2 to 8 people you just need to decide
which suits you and where you want to cruise. North from Rugby is quite rural
and almost lock free whereas a trip south takes you down to the Grand Union Canal
- a bygone 'highway' of a canal! Excellent territory for a variety of short breaks;
you will be spoilt for choice and well serviced with pubs and ancient countryside.
Willow Wren Hire Cruisers, Rugby Wharf, off Consul Road,
Leicester Road, Rugby for narrowboat hire on the Oxford Canal
Cruiser Holiday Hire on the Oxford Canal (Northern Section)
Oxford Canal (Northern Section) Day Boat Hire
Rose Narrowboats, Fosse Way, Stretton-under-Fosse, nr Rugby - Day Hire Craft.
Tel: 01788 832449
Charter Boats That Cruise The Oxford Canal (Northern Section)
Hotel Boats That Cruise The Oxford Canal (Northern Section)
Oxford Canal (Northern Section) Trip Boats
Oxford Canal (Northern Section) Restaurant Boats
Oxford Canal (Northern Section)side Pubs and Restaurants
Hawkesbury Junction - The Greyhound, canalside pub with visitor moorings.
Bridge 4 - South of bridge, The Old Crown canalside pub,
Aldermans Green Road
Bridge 14 - South of bridge, The Rose and Castle canalside pub with visitor
moorings, Main Road, Anstey
Bridge 50 - The Barley Mow canalside pub and The
Boat Inn, 62 Main Street,
Bridge 58 (Masters Bridge) - The Bell and Barge, Brownsover Road, Rugby.
Bridge 73 - The Old Royal Oak, Crick Road, Hillmorton Wharf
- Tel: 01788 561401
Oxford Canalside (Northern Section) (Riverside) Holiday Cottages
Marinas on the Oxford Canal (Northern Section)
Places to visit and things to do or see on the Oxford Canal (Northern Section)
Newbold-on-Avon - Off bridge 50 - Fish and Chip Shop!
Braunston - MAP - A very well known historic canal centre.
Pleasant walk upto and beyond the church, which can be seen for miles around
as it is on top of a hill and has a tall spire.
Chandlers on the Oxford Canal (Northern Section)
Midland Chandlers, Canalside, Braunston Turn - Tel: 01788 891401
Oxford Canal (Northern Section) Boatyards