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One of the most popular canals in England

Oxford Canal | England: Characteristics & Overview

Rating of waterway

Length of waterway: 102.50 km
Number of locks: 43
Lock dimensions: 21.90 x 2.00
Max. depth: 0.80
Max. headroom: 1.80
Degree of difficulty: For beginners (many locks)
Requirements: no rating
Character of waterway: with urban surroundings, for sporty people, old waterway, to be rediscovered
Profile of waterway: Used by tourists only
Facilities groundside: Good

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Waterway has access to:

Coventry Canal | England
Grand Union Canal - Main Line | England
Thames River | England

Oxford Canal
was once the most important link from London to the Midlands. After the Grand Union Canal was built, being bigger, broader and more modern, it fell asleep for centuries.
Tourism has wakened it then and today it is one of the favorites of Narrow Boat friends.

It goes from Oxford on the Thames to the North until Coventry, passing almost untouched surroundings with a lot of charm.
Its popularity has a shady side as well; during the main season, it is rather crowded and the heavy traffic can lead to water shortage. Connoisseurs know; it’s nicest on the canals in autumn anyway. 

HouseBoat & Narrowboat Hire, Oxford Canal

Black Prince  |  Canal Breaks

Clifton Cruisers  |  Collegge Cruisers

Willow Wren  |  Lime Farm Marine

Oxfordshire County Council, Countryside| The Oxford Canal Line

This leaflet aims to provide you with a guide to the attractions and services that can be enjoyed along the Oxford Canal Line as it travels through the countryside of north Oxfordshire. It includes details of a variety of walks and cycle rides along the canal that allow you to explore this area at your own pace - and come back again and again.


No.1 Grand Union, Oxford & the South East

Author: Harper Collins  >/  Editor: Nicholson  /  Language: English
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Navigational notes include: Planning a cruise, using a lock and bridges, winding holes, boatyards and local services.Covers the Grand Union Canal (Limehouse & Brentford to Slough, Aylesbury, Northampton and Salford Junction), Lee & Stort navigations, Oxford (Oxford to Hawkesbury Junction) Thames (Brentford to Thames Barrier), Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation and the Medway. Also: The history of each canal, places of interest, pubs and restaurants, opportunities for walking and cycling. Spiralbounding, size: A5

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