(Best route from Shireoaks Marina
to Shireoaks Marina via
Week 1
6/5 

From Shireoaks
Marina to: 



2.31 ml, 8
locks, 0 bridges (2 hr, 30 m) 
(total 2.31 ml,
8 locks, 0 bridges (2 hr, 30 m)) 


10 ml, 10
locks, 0 bridges (5 hr, 47 m) 
(total 12.31 ml,
18 locks, 0 bridges (8 hr, 17 m)) 

Retford
Lock No 59 
0.50 ml, 0
locks, 0 bridges (10 m) 
(total 12.81 ml,
18 locks, 0 bridges (8 hr, 27 m)) 


15.15 ml, 7
locks, 0 bridges (6 hr, 24 m) 
(total 27.96 ml,
25 locks, 0 bridges (14 hr, 51 m)) 


4.50 ml, 0
locks, 0 bridges (1 hour, 7 m) 
(total 32.46 ml,
25 locks, 0 bridges (15 hr, 58 m)) 

Tail of
Cromwell Lock No 11 
26.38 ml, 0
locks, 0 bridges (6 hr, 35 m) 
(total 58.83 ml,
25 locks, 0 bridges (22 hr, 33 m)) 


5.38 ml, 2
locks, 0 bridges (2 hr) 
(total 64.21 ml,
27 locks, 0 bridges (24 hr, 33 m)) 

Meadow Lane
Junction 
23.38 ml, 5
locks, 0 bridges (7 hr, 30 m) 
(total 87.58 ml,
32 locks, 0 bridges (32 hr, 3 m)) 


1.12 ml, 1
lock, 0 bridges (36 m) 
(total 88.71 ml,
33 locks, 0 bridges (32 hr, 39 m)) 

Lenton
Chain 
1.38 ml, 1
lock, 0 bridges (39 m) 
(total 90.08 ml,
34 locks, 0 bridges (33 hr, 18 m)) 

Beeston
Lock No 4 
2.63 ml, 1
lock, 0 bridges (1 hour, 4 m) 
(total 92.71 ml,
35 locks, 0 bridges (34 hr, 22 m)) 

Trent Junction 
5 ml, 2 locks,
0 bridges (1 hour, 55 m) 
(total 97.71 ml,
37 locks, 0 bridges (36 hr, 17 m)) 


25.25 ml, 18
locks, 0 bridges (11 hr, 41 m) 
(total 122.96 ml,
55 locks, 0 bridges (47 hr, 58 m)) 

River Soar
Junction 
2.50 ml, 3
locks, 0 bridges (1 hour, 27 m) 
(total 125.46 ml,
58 locks, 0 bridges (49 hr, 25 m)) 





Week 2
12/5 

56 hours 





Foxton
Junction 
15.37 ml, 21
locks, 0 bridges (9 hr, 56 m) 
(total 140.83 ml,
79 locks, 0 bridges (59 hr, 21 m)) 

Market Harborough 
5.50 ml, 0
locks, 1 bridge (2 hr, 21 m) 
(total 146.33 ml,
79 locks, 1 bridge (61 hr, 42 m)) 

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Foxton
Junction 
5.50 ml, 0
locks, 1 bridge (2 hr, 21 m) 
(total 151.83 ml,
79 locks, 2 bridges (64 hr, 3 m)) 

Welford
Branch Junction 
7.37 ml, 10
locks, 0 bridges (4 hr, 20 m) 
(total 159.20 ml,
89 locks, 2 bridges (68 hr, 23 m)) 


1.50 ml, 1
lock, 0 bridges (48 m) 
(total 160.70 ml,
90 locks, 2 bridges (69 hr, 11 m)) 

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Welford
Branch Junction 
1.50 ml, 1
lock, 0 bridges (48 m) 
(total 162.20 ml,
91 locks, 2 bridges (69 hr, 59 m)) 

Norton Junction 
15.62 ml, 7
locks, 0 bridges (7 hr, 17 m) 
(total 177.82 ml,
98 locks, 2 bridges (77 hr, 16 m)) 

Wolverton 
24.67 ml, 15
locks, 0 bridges (10 hr, 54 m) 
(total 202.50 ml,
113 locks, 2 bridges (88 hr, 10 m)) 

Soulbury
Bottom Lock No 24 
13.75 ml, 2
locks, 0 bridges (4 hr, 43 m) 
(total 216.25 ml,
115 locks, 2 bridges (92 hr, 53 m)) 

Leighton
Buzzard 
3.84 ml, 4
locks, 0 bridges (2 hr, 1 minute) 
(total 220.08 ml,
119 locks, 2 bridges (94 hr, 54 m)) 

Marsworth
Junction 
8.12 ml, 11
locks, 1 bridge (5 hr, 15 m) 
(total 228.21 ml,
130 locks, 3 bridges (100 hr, 9 m)) 

Aylesbury 
6.01 ml, 16
locks, 0 bridges (5 hr, 6 m) 
(total 234.21 ml,
146 locks, 3 bridges (105 hr, 15 m)) 

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Marsworth
Junction 
6.01 ml, 16
locks, 0 bridges (5 hr, 6 m) 
(total 240.22 ml,
162 locks, 3 bridges (110 hr, 21 m)) 

Week 3
19/5 

112 hr 


6.75 ml, 15
locks, 0 bridges (5 hr, 22 m) 
(total 246.97 ml,
177 locks, 3 bridges (115 hr, 43 m)) 


3.75 ml, 10
locks, 1 bridge (3 hr, 49 m) 
(total 250.72 ml,
187 locks, 4 bridges (119 hr, 32 m)) 

Uxbridge 
16.75 ml, 26
locks, 0 bridges (11 hr, 37 m) 
(total 267.47 ml,
213 locks, 4 bridges (131 hr, 9 m)) 

Brentford
Gauging Lock No 100 
11.12 ml, 11
locks, 0 bridges (5 hr, 46 m) 
(total 278.60 ml,
224 locks, 4 bridges (136 hr, 55 m)) 

Brentford
(River 
0.50 ml, 2
locks, 0 bridges (39 m) 
(total 279.10 ml,
226 locks, 4 bridges (137 hr, 34 m)) 

Tail of Teddington Lock 
5.10 ml, 1
lock, 0 bridges (1 hour, 17 m) 
(total 284.20 ml,
227 locks, 4 bridges (138 hr, 51 m)) 


1.80 ml, 1
lock, 0 bridges (47 m) 
(total 286 ml,
228 locks, 4 bridges (139 hr, 38 m)) 

Walton on 
7.19 ml, 2
locks, 0 bridges (2 hr, 29 m) 
(total 293.20 ml,
230 locks, 4 bridges (142 hr, 7 m)) 


0.65 ml, 0
locks, 0 bridges (10 m) 
(total 293.85 ml,
230 locks, 4 bridges (142 hr, 17 m)) 


0.75 ml, 0
locks, 0 bridges (11 m) 
(total 294.60 ml,
230 locks, 4 bridges (142 hr, 28 m)) 

Shepperton 
0.17 ml, 0
locks, 0 bridges (3 m) 
(total 294.77 ml,
230 locks, 4 bridges (142 hr, 31 m)) 

Week 4
26/5 

143 hr 

Town Lock No 15 
0.88 ml, 1
lock, 0 bridges (30 m) 
(total 295.64 ml,
231 locks, 4 bridges (143 hr, 1 minute)) 

Woodham
Junction 
2.13 ml, 3
locks, 0 bridges (1 hour, 21 m) 
(total 297.77 ml,
234 locks, 4 bridges (144 hr, 22 m)) 


3.88 ml, 6
locks, 0 bridges (2 hr, 17 m) 
(total 301.64 ml,
240 locks, 4 bridges (146 hr, 39 m)) 


13.87 ml, 23
locks, 0 bridges (8 hr, 36 m) 
(total 315.51 ml,
263 locks, 4 bridges (155 hr, 15 m)) 


12.75 ml, 0
locks, 0 bridges (3 hr, 53 m) 
(total 328.26 ml,
263 locks, 4 bridges (159 hr, 8 m)) 

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12.75 ml, 0
locks, 0 bridges (3 hr, 53 m) 
(total 341.01 ml,
263 locks, 4 bridges (163 hr, 1 minute)) 


13.87 ml, 23
locks, 0 bridges (8 hr, 36 m) 
(total 354.89 ml,
286 locks, 4 bridges (171 hr, 37 m)) 

Woodham
Junction 
3.88 ml, 6
locks, 0 bridges (2 hr, 17 m) 
(total 358.76 ml,
292 locks, 4 bridges (173 hr, 54 m)) 

Week 5
2/6 

174 hr 

Town Lock No 15 
2.13 ml, 2
locks, 0 bridges (1 hour, 6 m) 
(total 360.89 ml,
294 locks, 4 bridges (175 hr)) 

Shepperton 
0.88 ml, 2
locks, 0 bridges (45 m) 
(total 361.76 ml,
296 locks, 4 bridges (175 hr, 45 m)) 

Shepperton Lock 
0.09 ml, 0
locks, 0 bridges (1 minute) 
(total 361.85 ml,
296 locks, 4 bridges (175 hr, 46 m)) 

Maidenhead 
19.71 ml, 8
locks, 0 bridges (7 hr, 37 m) 
(total 381.56 ml,
304 locks, 4 bridges (183 hr, 23 m)) 

Marlow 
7.21 ml, 3
locks, 0 bridges (2 hr, 48 m) 
(total 388.77 ml,
307 locks, 4 bridges (186 hr, 11 m)) 


8.10 ml, 3
locks, 0 bridges (3 hr, 1 minute) 
(total 396.87 ml,
310 locks, 4 bridges (189 hr, 12 m)) 

Kennet
Mouth 
8.41 ml, 3
locks, 0 bridges (3 hr, 6 m) 
(total 405.28 ml,
313 locks, 4 bridges (192 hr, 18 m)) 


0.87 ml, 1
lock, 0 bridges (29 m) 
(total 406.15 ml,
314 locks, 4 bridges (192 hr, 47 m)) 

Newbury 
18.14 ml, 20
locks, 10 bridges (11 hr, 41 m) 
(total 424.29 ml,
334 locks, 14 bridges (204 hr, 28 m)) 

Week 6
9/6 

204 hr 


9.06 ml, 11
locks, 1 bridge (5 hr, 40 m) 
(total 433.35 ml,
345 locks, 15 bridges (210 hr, 8 m)) 


26.91 ml, 24
locks, 6 bridges (3 left open) (14 hr,
43 m) 
(total 460.25 ml,
369 locks, 21 bridges (3 left open)
(224 hr, 51 m)) 


23.50 ml, 43
locks, 8 bridges (16 hr, 41 m) 
(total 483.75 ml,
412 locks, 29 bridges (3 left open)
(241 hr, 32 m)) 


16.70 ml, 7
locks, 0 bridges (6 hr, 31 m) 
(total 500.46 ml,
419 locks, 29 bridges (3 left open)
(248 hr, 3 m)) 


0.08 ml, 0
locks, 0 bridges (1 minute) 
(total 500.54 ml,
419 locks, 29 bridges (3 left open)
(248 hr, 4 m)) 


1.09 ml, 0
locks, 0 bridges (19 m) 
(total 501.63 ml,
419 locks, 29 bridges (3 left open)
(248 hr, 23 m)) 

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Week 7
16/6 

248 hr 


1.09 ml, 0
locks, 0 bridges (19 m) 
(total 502.71 ml,
419 locks, 29 bridges (3 left open)
(248 hr, 42 m)) 


0.08 ml, 0
locks, 0 bridges (1 minute) 
(total 502.80 ml,
419 locks, 29 bridges (3 left open)
(248 hr, 43 m)) 


16.70 ml, 7
locks, 0 bridges (6 hr, 31 m) 
(total 519.50 ml,
426 locks, 29 bridges (3 left open)
(255 hr, 14 m)) 


23.50 ml, 43
locks, 8 bridges (16 hr, 41 m) 
(total 543 ml,
469 locks, 37 bridges (3 left open)
(271 hr, 55 m)) 


26.91 ml, 24
locks, 6 bridges (3 left open) (14 hr,
43 m) 
(total 569.90 ml,
493 locks, 43 bridges (6 left open)
(286 hr, 38 m)) 

Newbury 
9.06 ml, 11
locks, 1 bridge (5 hr, 40 m) 
(total 578.96 ml,
504 locks, 44 bridges (6 left open)
(292 hr, 18 m)) 


18.14 ml, 20
locks, 10 bridges (11 hr, 41 m) 
(total 597.10 ml,
524 locks, 54 bridges (6 left open)
(303 hr, 59 m)) 

Week 8
23/6 

304 hr 

Kennet
Mouth 
0.87 ml, 1
lock, 0 bridges (29 m) 
(total 597.97 ml,
525 locks, 54 bridges (6 left open)
(304 hr, 28 m)) 


0.80 ml, 1
lock, 0 bridges (32 m) 
(total 598.77 ml,
526 locks, 54 bridges (6 left open)
(305 hr)) 

Day's Lock 
21.71 ml, 5
locks, 0 bridges (7 hr, 5 m) 
(total 620.49 ml,
531 locks, 54 bridges (6 left open)
(312 hr, 5 m)) 

Abingdon 
7.80 ml, 3
locks, 0 bridges (2 hr, 57 m) 
(total 628.29 ml,
534 locks, 54 bridges (6 left open)
(315 hr, 2 m)) 


9.41 ml, 4
locks, 0 bridges (3 hr, 41 m) 
(total 637.70 ml,
538 locks, 54 bridges (6 left open)
(318 hr, 43 m)) 

Inglesham 
30.52 ml, 11
locks, 0 bridges (11 hr, 29 m) 
(total 668.22 ml,
549 locks, 54 bridges (6 left open)
(330 hr, 12 m)) 

Duke's Cut
Junction 
27.02 ml, 9
locks, 0 bridges (9 hr, 59 m) 
(total 695.23 ml,
558 locks, 54 bridges (6 left open)
(340 hr, 11 m)) 

Wolvercote Junction 
0.75 ml, 1
lock, 0 bridges (30 m) 
(total 695.98 ml,
559 locks, 54 bridges (6 left open)
(340 hr, 41 m)) 

Banbury
Lock No 29 and Lift Bridge No 165 
24.15 ml, 15
locks, 18 bridges (15 left open) (13 hr,
10 m) 
(total 720.14 ml,
574 locks, 72 bridges (21 left open)
(353 hr, 51 m)) 

Week 9
30/6 

354 hr 

Napton
Junction 
22.31 ml, 22
locks, 3 bridges (1 left open) (12 hr,
50 m) 
(total 742.45 ml,
596 locks, 75 bridges (22 left open)
(366 hr, 41 m)) 

Braunston
Turn 
5 ml, 0 locks,
0 bridges (1 hour, 31 m) 
(total 747.45 ml,
596 locks, 75 bridges (22 left open)
(368 hr, 12 m)) 


9.60 ml, 3
locks, 0 bridges (4 hr, 18 m) 
(total 757.05 ml,
599 locks, 75 bridges (22 left open)
(372 hr, 30 m)) 

Hawkesbury
Junction 
13.22 ml, 1
lock, 0 bridges (5 hr, 31 m) 
(total 770.27 ml,
600 locks, 75 bridges (22 left open)
(378 hr, 1 minute)) 


0.90 ml, 0
locks, 0 bridges (21 m) 
(total 771.17 ml,
600 locks, 75 bridges (22 left open)
(378 hr, 22 m)) 

Marston
Junction 
1.90 ml, 0
locks, 0 bridges (46 m) 
(total 773.07 ml,
600 locks, 75 bridges (22 left open)
(379 hr, 8 m)) 


21.81 ml, 0
locks, 0 bridges (8 hr, 44 m) 
(total 794.88 ml,
600 locks, 75 bridges (22 left open)
(387 hr, 52 m)) 

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Marston
Junction 
21.81 ml, 0
locks, 0 bridges (8 hr, 44 m) 
(total 816.70 ml,
600 locks, 75 bridges (22 left open)
(396 hr, 36 m)) 


3.42 ml, 0
locks, 0 bridges (1 hour, 22 m) 
(total 820.12 ml,
600 locks, 75 bridges (22 left open)
(397 hr, 58 m)) 

Atherstone 
5.21 ml, 5
locks, 0 bridges (2 hr, 48 m) 
(total 825.33 ml,
605 locks, 75 bridges (22 left open)
(400 hr, 46 m)) 

Polesworth ( 
4.58 ml, 7
locks, 0 bridges (3 hr, 12 m) 
(total 829.91 ml,
612 locks, 75 bridges (22 left open) (403
hr, 58 m)) 


0.50 ml, 0
locks, 0 bridges (12 m) 
(total 830.41 ml,
612 locks, 75 bridges (22 left open)
(404 hr, 10 m)) 

Fazeley
Junction 
5 ml, 2 locks,
0 bridges (2 hr, 19 m) 
(total 835.41 ml,
614 locks, 75 bridges (22 left open)
(406 hr, 29 m)) 

Week 10
7/7 

406 hr 

Whittington
Brook 
5.50 ml, 0
locks, 0 bridges (2 hr, 12 m) 
(total 840.91 ml,
614 locks, 75 bridges (22 left open)
(408 hr, 41 m)) 

Fradley
Junction 
5.50 ml, 0
locks, 1 bridge (2 hr, 22 m) 
(total 846.41 ml,
614 locks, 76 bridges (22 left open)
(411 hr, 3 m)) 


10.31 ml, 11
locks, 0 bridges (6 hr, 17 m) 
(total 856.72 ml,
625 locks, 76 bridges (22 left open)
(417 hr, 20 m)) 

Derwent
Mouth 
16.51 ml, 6
locks, 0 bridges (6 hr, 34 m) 
(total 873.23 ml,
631 locks, 76 bridges (22 left open)
(423 hr, 54 m)) 

Week 11
14/7 

424 hr 

Beeston
Lock No 4 
6.87 ml, 4
locks, 0 bridges (2 hr, 57 m) 
(total 880.10 ml,
635 locks, 76 bridges (22 left open)
(426 hr, 51 m)) 

Lenton
Chain 
2.63 ml, 1 lock,
0 bridges (1 hour, 4 m) 
(total 882.73 ml,
636 locks, 76 bridges (22 left open)
(427 hr, 55 m)) 


1.38 ml, 1
lock, 0 bridges (39 m) 
(total 884.10 ml,
637 locks, 76 bridges (22 left open)
(428 hr, 34 m)) 

Meadow Lane
Junction 
1.12 ml, 1 lock,
0 bridges (36 m) 
(total 885.23 ml,
638 locks, 76 bridges (22 left open)
(429 hr, 10 m)) 


23.38 ml, 5
locks, 0 bridges (7 hr, 30 m) 
(total 908.60 ml,
643 locks, 76 bridges (22 left open)
(436 hr, 40 m)) 

Tail of
Cromwell Lock No 11 
5.38 ml, 2
locks, 0 bridges (2 hr) 
(total 913.98 ml,
645 locks, 76 bridges (22 left open)
(438 hr, 40 m)) 


26.38 ml, 0
locks, 0 bridges (6 hr, 35 m) 
(total 940.35 ml,
645 locks, 76 bridges (22 left open)
(445 hr, 15 m)) 


4.50 ml, 0
locks, 0 bridges (1 hour, 7 m) 
(total 944.85 ml,
645 locks, 76 bridges (22 left open)
(446 hr, 22 m)) 

Retford
Lock No 59 
15.15 ml, 6
locks, 0 bridges (6 hr, 9 m) 
(total 960 ml,
651 locks, 76 bridges (22 left open)
(452 hr, 31 m)) 


0.50 ml, 1
lock, 0 bridges (25 m) 
(total 960.50 ml,
652 locks, 76 bridges (22 left open)
(452 hr, 56 m)) 


10 ml, 9 locks,
0 bridges (5 hr, 35 m) 
(total 970.50 ml,
661 locks, 76 bridges (22 left open)
(458 hr, 31 m)) 

Shireoaks
Marina 
2.31 ml, 9
locks, 0 bridges (2 hr, 42 m) 
(total 972.81 ml,
670 locks, 76 bridges (22 left open)
(461 hr, 13 m)) 

End 

461hr 
Total distance is 972.81 ml and
670 locks. There are at least 76 bridges of which 22 are left open; 26 small aqueducts or underbridges and 10 tunnels.
Made up of 230.11 ml of
narrow canals; 347.61 ml of broad canals; 176.93 ml of small rivers; 151.31 ml
of large rivers; 66.85 ml of tidal rivers; 154 narrow locks; 468 broad locks;
47 large locks.
This will take 461 hr, 13 m which
is 76 days, 5 hr and 13 m at 6 hr per day.
You can wind here
You can wind here
You can wind here
You can wind here
This is a wide waterway and you should be
able to find somewhere nearby to turn an ordinary sized canal boat