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Gayton & Return.

Start From Union Wharf Marina

From Union Wharf Marina
Cruising days : 7
Cruising hours : 40 hours
Locks : 48

Cruise down the Grand Union Canal through the famous Foxton Locks (10 locks in a staircase) which take you very steeply uphill, through quiet landscape, through the Watford Locks (4 of these form a staircase as well) down to the where the Grand Union Canal splits to go either west towards Birmingham, or south towards London. Continue on the London stretch to Gayton.

The whole route is very rural, but there are 2 exciting tunnels to got through, and there a few locks to make it interesting, but not enough to be too strenuous.

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Gayton and return canal boat holidays cruising route

Useful Information

Stanford hall, Lutterworth leics -Historical home with museums, tearooms and gardens www.stanfordhall.co.uk

Foxton Locks www.foxtonlocks.com

Tourist information www.thisisleicestershire.co.uk
www.goleicestershire.com www.touruk.co.uk www.aboutbritain.com

Wicksteed Park is situated in 147 acres of landscaped English countryside and offers the elements of a country and theme park in one www.wicksteed.co.uk

Heart of the Shires Shopping Village www.heartoftheshires.co.uk

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