Oxford Canal (Northern Section - Stretton Arm)
The Oxford Canal (Northern Section - Stretton Arm) is a narrow canal and is part of the Oxford Canal (Northern Section). It runs for 2¾ furlongs from Stretton Arm Junction (where it joins the Oxford Canal (Northern Section - Main Line)) to Stretton Arm Winding Hole (which is a dead end).
The maximum dimensions for a boat to be able to travel on the waterway are 72 feet long and 7 feet wide. The maximum headroom is 7 feet. The maximum draught is 4 feet and 11 inches.The navigational authority for this waterway is Canal & River Trust
Relevant publications — Waterway Travels:
Relevant publications — Waterway Maps:
- Waterway Routes 01M - England and Wales Map
- Waterway Routes 86M - East Midlands (Leicester) Ring Map (Downloadable)
- Waterway Routes 87M - Warwickshire Ring Map (Downloadable)
- Waterway Routes 53M - Oxford Canal Map (Downloadable)
- Warwickshire Ring & Ashby Canal
Relevant publications — Waterway Guides:
- Collins Nicholson Waterways Guides No 1 - Grand Union, Oxford & the South East
- Pearson's Canal Companions: Oxford & Grand Union; Upper Thames
Relevant publications — Waterway Histories:
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|Stretton Arm Junction|
|Stretton Arm Railway Bridge||¼ furlongs||0 locks|
|Smeaton Lane Bridge||1¾ furlongs||0 locks|
|Stretton Wharf||2¼ furlongs||0 locks|
|Stretton Arm Winding Hole
Limit of Navigation
|2¾ furlongs||0 locks|
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The Oxford Canal is a 78-mile-long (126 km) narrow canal in central England linking Oxford with Coventry via Banbury and Rugby. It connects with the River Thames at Oxford, to the Grand Union Canal at the villages of Braunston and Napton-on-the-Hill, and to the Coventry Canal at Hawkesbury Junction in Bedworth just north of Coventry. The canal was once an important artery of trade between the English Midlands and London, and is now highly popular among pleasure boaters.
The Oxford Canal passes mainly through the Oxfordshire, Northamptonshire and Warwickshire countryside, and is often considered to be one of the most scenic canals in Britain. North of Napton-on-the-Hill, the canal forms part of the Warwickshire ring.