Base 45 is situated a short cruise from Braunston, the heart of the Midlands canal system. Stockton Marina offers a wide range of cruising and is ideally placed for the Warwickshire Ring, a great one week cruise. You can also wind steadily down the South Oxford Canal, or wander round to the North Oxford, and up on to the lock-free Ashby canal.
Alternatively take a leisurely trip to Warwick and back, and visit Warwick Castle, one of the best castles in the country. If you are looking for the ultimate cruise try the Thames Ring, a fabulous trip down to London and back.
The base is run by one of the UK's leading operators with a wide range of boats offering short break canal holidays, one week trips and longer.
Routes from this base
Short Break routes
Warwick and Return: 23 locks 14 hours
Norton Junction and Return: 18 locks 14 hours
Fenny Compton and Return: 24 locks 20 hours
One Week routes
Warwickshire Ring: 94 locks 53 hours
Foxton and return: 32 locks 30 hours
Ashby and return: 14 locks 44 hours
Banbury and return: 48 locks 31 hours
10 Days to Two Week routes
Oxford and return: 80 locks 61 hours
Stratford upon Avon and return: 150 locks 96 hours
Leicester Ring: 107 locks 82 hours