Oxford Canal Short Break


Locks: 24  (total)

Cruising Time: Around 24hrs / 4 night short break

How to Book: Choose the Base Lower Heyford in Oxfordshire and the midweek option under Length of Holiday.

This short break to the pretty little English village of Cropredy on the South Oxford Canal is a peaceful countryside cruise that is best suited to a four-night short break.

More suited to a midweek break, but can be done over a weekend with longer cruising hours per day. Your journey heading north will pass through pretty farmland past Upper Heyford. Continue through the Cherwell Valley to Somerton Deep Lock and on to the wharf at Aynho with its canalside pub. Cruise through several lift bridges (many of which will be left open for boaters to pass straight through) and on to the town of Banbury where you can walk through the Old Town, visit the Market Place and Banbury Cross, the Castle Quay shopping centre or entertain yourselves at the cinema, 10 pin bowling or the famous Tooleys Boatyard / Banbury Museum. Continue cruising through the peaceful countryside to the quiet, picturesque village of Cropredy- home to the annual Fairport Convention. Moor along the towpath before the winding hole and take a short walk into the village for a pub meal, before turning your boat for the journey back.

Book our Cropredy & Return canal boat holiday by using our online Availability Search, or by calling Black Prince on 01527 575 115.

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