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The figures shown beside the routes are firstly the number of miles. Secondly the number of locks and finally the approximate number of hours needed to navigate between places marked.
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Ashby Canal route A route especially sought after by the lock-shy.

The Northern Oxford Canal take you to Hawkesbury junction with its cast iron bridge and old steam pumping engine house. Turn right at Marston Junction alone the narrow winding Ashby Canal, past the fields where the battle of Bosworth was fought in 1485. Bridge 53 gave access to Shackerstone Station, home of the Market Bosworth Light Railway. On through Snarestone tunnel to the canal terminus - Then retrace your route to Weedon.

112 1/2 miles - 34 locks - 3 tunnels - 7 hours per day navigating (an easy week).

Places of interest for this route

 
 
  Recommended Guide Book for this route
Pearsons South Midlands & Warwickshire Ring 8.60

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