Short Break Routes
These are a short description for each route.
Should you require a more in depth description then please click on the title for each route.
Friday to Monday is a 3 Night Break
(although you can come back on the Sunday evening if required)
Monday to Friday is a 4 Night Break
Please note:- all of the routes listed here are purely suggested routes. You can travel where you want to subject to the time limits of your holiday booking.
You can alter these routes to suit where you want to go or even merge 2 or more routes to create your own itinerary.
Going 31 miles (total there and back), this route takes you south along the Oxford Canal and just onto the Grand Union Canal turning around at Braunston. It will take about 12 hours (total there and back) including going through 6 locks (3 there and 3 back) for the full journey. If you have time you can extend this cruise by an extra 4 hours with no extra locks by going onto Napton.
This journey south from Rose Narrowboats will take you about 25 hours in total (there and back) covering a distance of 64 miles on the Oxford Canal taking in 24 locks (12 there and 12 back).
A total of 50 miles (there and back) you will travel on the Oxford and Grand Union Canals to Weedon with 2 tunnels and 32 locks (16 there and 16 back) taking 22 hours (total there and back) altogether.
On the Oxford canal to Braunston followed by the Grand Union Canal including part of the Leicester section will take about 21 hours (total there and back) to cover the 46 miles navigating 32 locks (16 there and 16 back) as you journey to Crick.
Going north on the Oxford Canal followed by the Coventry Canal and onto the Ashby Canal can be done in about 13 hours (total there and back) as you cover the 37.5 miles of canal but only going through 2 locks, 1 each way which makes this a very easy route.
Going North on the Oxford canal then onto the Coventry canal before eventually joining the Ashby canal for a 63.5 mile route (there and back). This will take about 21 hours (total there and back) but only 2 locks (one each way).
North on the Oxford canal changing to the Coventry canal at Hawkesbury junction gives you 21 hours (total there and back) of cruising with 2 locks (one each way) covering the 52.5 miles.