Canal Boat Holiday Base Information - Base 45 on the Grand Union Canal


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

We're cruising again!

Summer starts on 4 July this year when all our bases in England* will open for canal holidays!

Special measures are in place to make your holiday safe, so book with confidence.

Search for your boat, book online at our discount prices, and enjoy your relaxing Summer or Autumn break.

We look forward to welcoming you on board!

*Only bases in England at present, Scotland and Wales TBC