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Braunston to Stoke Bruerne

Please note that these route pages are a work in progress. The figures below indicate route length; however, not all locks and bridges are included currently, so the time required may be underestimated.

Departure Point:  
Cruising Hours: This route consists of 40.389 miles, 26 locks, 0 movable bridges and 4 tunnels. Which will take 2 days, 4 hours and 55 minutes when travelling for 7 hours per day at our default speeds.

You will initially ascend the six locks at Braunston on the Grand Union Canal, travel through Braunston Tunnel and cruise for about an hour (3 in total) to Buckby Locks. Here, you will find ‘The New Inn’ serving food and beverages, a great stop for the first night. The following day, after descending Buckby Locks (7), you will pass a selection of pubs: ‘The Narrowboat’ at Stowe Hill; ‘The Heart of England’ at Weedon and The Wharf at Bugbrooke. Once through the Blisworth Tunnel you will find Stoke Breurne village with its Canal Museum, two pubs and Indian restaurant. The journey from the top of Buckby Locks to Stoke Bruerne should take approx 5 hours. All in all, a very varied trip with lots to see and do.

Places of interest on the Braunston to Stoke Bruerne route

Places to visit & highlights on the canal itself

The Canal Museum
Gnomes Bridge
Whilton Locks
Grand Union Canal Flore
Grand Union Canal
Long Buckby Lock No 12
Wilton Marina
Whilton Marina
Braunston Marina
Blisworth Marina
Blisworth Tunnel
Stoke Bruerne Lock No 14
Gayton Junction
Blisworth Tunnel Stoke Bruerne
3 Arch bridge
Long Buckby Lock No 7
Heart of England Motorhomes
Whitehall Farm
Braunston Boats
Peter Nicholls Steel Boats

Top Rated Pubs And Restaurants On to Near the Canal

The Gongoozler's rest
The New Inn
The Admiral Nelson
The Boat Inn
Whilton Marina
Narrow Boat Inn
Middlemore Farm
The Old Plough
The Wheatsheaf Inn
Lucky House
Braunston Fryer
Whilton Marina Cafe
Navigation Inn

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Further reading and learning about the Braunston to Stoke Bruerne route


Related Nicholson Guide:
Grand Union, Oxford & the South East - Nicholson Guide No 1


Useful youtube videos covering some or all of this route.

Please note: These are independent youtube video, and not affiliated with or endorsing our business Roam&Roost Canal Boat Holidays

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