Grand Union South
River Thames Ring
Shropshire Union Cruise
Warwick & Leamington Cruise
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.
Plenty of waterside inns on this route to quench your
Royal Leamington Spa with its fine Regency terraces has
some fine shops and the Pump Rooms where people have been
sampling the water since 1838, when Oueen Victoria took
On through Warwick with its Castle and curio shops. Just
beyond Warwick are the 21 locks at Hatton - an
awe-inspiring sight. Some boats' crews turn at the bottom
of Hatton and retrace their route to Weedon, others look
upon Hatton as a challenge and press on to Kingswood
before turning for home.
71 miles - 118 locks - 2
tunnels - 7 1/4 hours per day navigating (an easy week).
Places of interest for this route