There are 3 routes to choose for a day on Ouzel II. Each route has a pub for lunch and meanders through rolling Warwickshire countryside.
1. A 3 hour trip along the Oxford Canal heading south towards Napton will take you to the foot of the Napton flight of locks. Here you will find a winding hole (some where to turn a boat) and The Folly a canalside pub serving good food and real ale. Should you have time Napton village is worth a walk to with its windmill on top of the hill. If you don’t want to go as far as Napton there are winding holes and other places to turn should you like to find a quiet country spot to stop and enjoy a picnic.
2. An alternative to this route it to turn right at Napton Junction and go down the 3 wide locks at Calcutt and along for about 40 minutes to the The Boat pub at Stockton.
3. Another route takes you towards Rugby about a 3 hour trip will take you to The Old Royal Oak on the outskirts of Hillmorton, a Hungry Horse pub with a garden and a play area for children. If you wished you can go a bit further to the 3 locks at Hillmorton a pretty area with a 13th Century red sandstone church a small collection of houses and its unusual pairs of locks the second locks added beside the first to alleviate congestion when the canal was used to take coal from Coventry to London so a boat can go up and down at the same time.
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