Cruise locations

 

Set out below are just a few suggestions for your cruise itinerary. We cruise along sections of the Grand Union, Oxford, Stratford on Avon, Trent and Mersey, Ashby, and Coventry canals.  Due to the nature of skippered cruising the routes are designed to enable us to return to our home in Long Itchington each evening.

We would love to discuss any possible routes, ideas, etc., that you may have, to make your holiday a memorable one. Skippered cruising is a great introduction to canals. Cruising along at 4mph (top speed) you can enjoy the views of rural England. It's a chance to re-charge your batteries, relaxing in the peace and tranquility of the countryside. It can be a time for you to indulge in your favourite pastimes - fishing (licence required), painting, photography, birdwatching, etc. If there is a place of interest on or near the canal that you wish to visit we may be able to arrange an excursion. You just have to ask. Skippered cruising gives you a great opportunity to have a tailor made stress free break. There will be opportunities to have a "non cruise" day should you choose to spend more than one night at a particular location. 


Cruise 1 - Three nights Long Itchington to Cropredy or Banbury 

Day 1

Arrive at boat for 10.00am Orientation of boat

Depart bottom lock Long Itchington

Arrive Napton 

Day 2

Leave Napton 10.00am

Arrive Fenny Compton 

Day 3

Leave Fenny Compton 10.00am Arrive Cropredy or Banbury

Day 4

Depart boat 10.00am


Cruise 2 - Three nights Long Itchington to Sutton Stop 

Day 1                                                                                      

Arrive at boat for 10.00am Orientation of boat

Depart bottom lock Long Itchington

Arrive Braunston 

Day 2

Leave Braunston 10.00am

Arrive Hillmorton/Rugby 

Day 3

Leave Hillmorton/Rugby 10.00am

Arrive Sutton Stop 

Day 4

Depart boat 10.00am 


Cruise 3 - Six nights Long Itchington to Stratford upon Avon

Day 1

Arrive at boat for 10.00am Orientation of boat

Depart Long Itchington

Arrive Warwick

Day 2

Non cruise day for sightseeing in Warwick

Day 3

Leave Warwick 10.00am

Arrive Rowington or Lapworth

Day 4

Leave Rowington or Lapworth 10.00am

Arrive Wootton Wawen

Day 5

Leave Wootton Wawen 10.00am

Arrive Stratford

Day 6

Non cruise day in Stratford upon Avon

Day 7

Depart boat 10.00am


Please ask us about the Ashby Canal.  No locks.