Upstream of lock 14 in the entrance to the canal arm feeder. Continue through claydon flight to cropredy and moor in the village where there are two pubs the red lion and the brasenose arms and a grocery shop.
Budbrooke junction is on the grand union.
Napton locks. Or turn left for stratford though i think napton to stratford and back in a week would be pretty busy if you are not used to working locks expeditiously. Close to the locking action but the stables offers total seclusion when required. We can offer easy routes with few locks for first timers routes with plenty of locks for energetic groups families routes with historical interests along the way or simply peaceful cruises in the countryside all sorts of options are available.
Adjacent to the lock keepers cottage which sits next to a lock on the oxford canal. There are 7 locks in the flight spread over nearly 1 mile. Napton locks is a flight on the oxford canal southern section main line between napton bottom lock no 8 and marston doles top lock no 16 it has a rise of 49 1 it also contains the following places.
The stables napton lock cottage. Popular with canal boaters particularly in summer. Just over 1 mile 1 6 km south of napton it sank a well that fed the summit pound via a 900 yards 820 m feeder arm westwards to the canal between locks 11 and 12 and then a 1 mile 1 6 km channel beside the canal from there to just above marston doles lock.
Drift past fields of horses cattle and sheep. If going as as far as birmingham which is actually surprisingly nice in the centre take the n stratford not the grand union after lapworth. Old engine house arm junction is on the oxford canal southern section main line 3 miles and 1 furlongs and 7 locks to the southwest.
Drift past fields of cattle and sheep twisting and. Lock 14 adkins lock. Just before the first set of locks at napton next to folly bridge is a canalside pub of the same name a useful stop if you are late getting away on the first day.
Napton junction is a major waterways place at the junction of the oxford canal southern section main line with the grand union canal warwick and napton canal and the grand union canal oxford canal section. We have a wide range of routes available from our napton and autherley bases. Start early and tackle napton flight of locks then enjoy 4 hours of lock free cruising stopping at the wharf at fenny compton for lunch.
There are 7 locks in the flight spread over nearly 1 mile. Downstream of lock 8. Edited january 15 2013 by nicknorman.
Lock 8 napton bottom lock. This canal offers views of farmlands with hedge lined towpaths. This canal mainly offers views of farmland with hedge lined towpaths.
Just below the first set of locks at napton bottom lock at folly bridge is a canalside pub of the same name a useful stop if you are late getting away on the first day.