Our long-established canal boat fleet is ideally placed to enjoy Oxford and Oxfordshire. Enticing landscapes of soft gentle pastureland passing by antique Cotswold villages, its unique charm has made it one of the country’s most popular canal holiday hire areas. It is a canal which you must explore, mooring your boat and walking to the nearby villages and of course enjoying the numerous pubs along the way.
The Oxford Canal
The Oxford Canal is probably the country’s most delightful boating holiday area, meandering from the outskirts of Coventry down to our own dreaming spires of Oxford. The Oxford Canal was built to transport coal from the coalfields in the midlands to the south of England. For a time, being one of the country’s most important waterways.
A short break boating holiday takes you to Aynho or Banbury and back dependent on how energetic you feel and whether you get delayed in one of the many pubs as there are so many to choose from. They provide freshly cooked local produce and delicious real ales to help you on your way.
Half of our boats are available for short breaks as we feel that this is a very good way to (literally) test the water! A one week boating cruise takes you to Napton and back on the canal (cruising through the newly built town centre of Banbury and the super little village of Cropredy).
The River Thames and further afield
There are some nice longer boating cruises also if you are planning one – the South of England circuit for example, or even a trip into the centre of London and Little Venice. Please call us on 01865 554343 to discuss possible itineraries.