Grand Union Canal

colin on April 24th, 2015

Taking Gary & Sarah’s advice, we turn left at the Kingswood Junction, where the Grand Union joins up with the Stratford-on-Avon. Only a short motor down here and we reach the next junction where we turn right towards Kings Norton and Birmingham. It would be very easy to accidentally take a wrong turn to the […]

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colin on April 22nd, 2015

From Warwick, we head off again towards Birmingham on the Grand Union, and soon we come to the Hatton Flight of 21 locks. As we approach the first lock, a gentleman sticks his head out of a boat moored to the side and says “Are you going up?”, to which the answer is obviously, “Yes”. […]

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colin on April 18th, 2015

From Banbury we continue – where else? – along the Oxford Canal, through Cropredy, where we stayed overnight, and on to Fenny Compton and Napton. Once through the Claydon top lock, it’s a long run at the same level until reaching the Napton top lock. We then descend through Napton and have to choose which […]

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