Summer 2017 Part 2

Published: Tuesday, 03 January 2017

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Aquaduct Marina to Debdale Wharf 

via Shropshire Union, Great Haywood Fradley and Braunston.

27th August to 24th September

Starting from Aqueduct Marina on the Middlewich branch along the busy branch to Barbridge then the full length of the Shropshire Union to Autherley Junction. Turning north on the Staffs and Worcs to Great Haywood Junction to join the Trent and Mersey to head east to Fradley Junction and then South on the Coventry Canal to Hawkesbury Junction to Join the Oxford Canal (north) back to Braunston. From Braunston we repeate the route to Crick, Foxton and eventually to Debdale Wharf.

Tattenhall Debdale via Braunston
















Summer 2017 Part 1

Published: Monday, 02 January 2017

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Sieleby Mill to Ellesmere Port

via Erewash Canal

25th June to 22nd July 2017

From Sileby Mill north on the River Soar to Trent Bridge, then north to visit the Erewash Canal. Back to Trent Bridge and west on the Trent and Mersey to Lichfield then North via the Harecastle Tunnel to Middlewich. West on the Middlewich branch (Wardle Canal) to Barbridge to join the Shropshire Union to Chester, then north on the Wirral Line to Ellesmere Port. Return via Chester to Tattenhall marina.

Sileby to Elesmere Port

Spring 2017 Fenny to Leicester

Published: Sunday, 01 January 2017

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Fenny Marina to Sileby Mill

via Crick Boat show

20th May to 5th June

Starting at Fenny Marina then head south on the Oxford Canal towards Aynho, then return North to the junction with the GU at Napton then east to Braunston. Through Braunston to Norton Junction then North through Watford to Crick for the Boat Show over the 27-29th May bank holiday weekend.

Fenny to Crick

From Crick Continue North on the GU Leicester Line to Foxton to descend the flight and visit the Inclined Plane. At the bottom of the flight a detour to Market Harborough before returning to Foxton and continuing North to Leicester to join the River Soar. Continuing North on the Soar to Sileby Mill.

Crick to Sileby Mill via Market Harborough



2016 Summer Trip

Published: Friday, 22 July 2016

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August - September 2016

from Northampton to Fenny via GU. Central London (possibly including Thames  and exploring the Lee and Stort before returning via the Thames to Fenny.

Ignore day stops these are for plannign only and we are likely to take much longer :)


plan 2016

2016 Trips Update

Published: Tuesday, 01 December 2015

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2016 Trips Outline

The planning for 2016 is starting to come together and it is looking like there will be two 6 week trips both starting and ending at Fenny Marina, which will help to keep the costs down as there will be no need to pay for additional moorings.


Spring: Crick and the Anglian Waterways

May25th - July 9th

Leaving Fenny for a 3 day trip to Crick for the Boat Show over the Late May Bank Holiday 28-30th May. As well as the Boat show itself there is also evening entertainment include Tom Robinson and a Blondie tribute band, definatly my era!

There is one berth availiable for the show weekend.


From Crick back South on the GU and on to the Northampton arm to join the River Nene (EA) to Peterborough. On to the Middle Level Fens to the tidal River Ouse at Denver, then visitng Ely, Cambridge and Bedford on the River Great Ouse and Cam and there tributarys.

Returning the same route to Northampton and then direct back to Fenny.



Summer: London and the Rivers Lee, Stort & Thames

July 30th - Sept 10th

Fenny to Reading via the Oxford Canal and Thames then continue to Teddington passing through Maidenhead, Henley and Winsor for the tidal passage to Brentford. From Brentford, north on the Grand Union then through London on the GU Paddington arm and Regents Canal and on to the River Lee to explore both it to Hertford and the River Stort to Bishops Stortford before returning to London.

On to the Thames either at Limehouse to cruise up the Thames through Central London and under Tower Bridge (tide and weather permitting), or back via the Regents canal and Paddington arm. North on the Grand Union through Milton Keynes to Braunston and return to Fenny via Napton

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