2015 KAILANI CRUISES IN BRIEF ON THE GRAND UNION CANAL
These descriptions refer to cruises in either direction
Norton Junction / Linslade, Grand Union Canal. 5 nights, 39 miles, 21cks
A scenic cruise through the countryside of Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire and Bedfordshire, plus the Blisworth Tunnel, the third longest on the English canal system. Call at Stoke Bruerne Waterways Museum, Bletchley Park (WW2 code-breaking centre), the Buddhist Peace Pagoda near Milton Keynes and visit a Cider Press. See canal-side pubs and villages.
Linslade / Stoke Bruerne, Grand Union Canal. 3 nights, 24 miles, 14 lock
A scenic cruise through the peaceful countryside of Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Northamptonshire ending at the Waterways Museum, Stoke Bruerne. Call at the Buddhist Pagoda near Milton Keynes. See canal-side villages and pubs, cross aquaducts.
Linslade / Berkhamsted, Grand Union Canal. 3 nights, 14 miles, 26 locks
A scenic cruise through the countryside of Buckinghamshire and the start of The Chiltern Hills, ending at the place where William I received the offer of the English crown in 1066. Call at College Lake Wildlife Centre. See wildlife, deep wooded cuttings and Cowroast.
Stoke Bruerne / Berkhamsted, Grand Union Canal. 6 nights, 38 miles, 40 locks
A scenic cruise through the Shire counties of Northampton, Buckingham, Bedford and Hertford. Pass quaint canal-side settlements and abundant countryside. Start from the canalside village and Waterways Museum at Stoke Bruerne. Call at a Buddhist Peace Pagoda, Bletchley Park WW2 code-breaking centre and the College Lake Wildlife Centre.
Linslade / Rickmansworth, Grand Union Canal, 6 nights, 27 miles, 57 locks
The scenery and wildlife of Beds, Bucks and Herts. Visit College Lake Wildlife Centre, Berkhamsted town and Castle. Ending at Batchworth Locks, Rickmansworth with canal centre and restored Narrowboat plus working model of the canal – with real water!
Stoke Bruerne / Warwick, Grand Union Canal. 6 nights, 38 miles, 38 locks
Peace and relaxation, views and wildlife plus 2 tunnels and 3 lock flights. Start from the famous Canal Museum. Mostly open countryside with a number of locks to engage us.
Braunston / Warwick, Grand Union Canal, 3 nights, 19 miles, 25 locks
A short peaceful trip from Northamptonshire to Warwickshire, with a few single locks and flights to keep us on our toes! Open countryside, wildlife and views.
Stoke Bruerne & return “with a difference”, Grand Union Canal.
This really is “a difference”, because guests choose the route. Yes, honestly! There is a choice of 2 routes up to Norton Junction or down to Wolverton. Either way, there’s a mixture of cruising, locks, a tunnel and scenery. You choose!
Rickmansworth / Little Venice in London, Grand Union Canal.
3 nights, 25 miles, 8 locks
From the country to the city. Pass old quarries and watercress beds, new and old residential areas, the deepest lock on the canal. A mixture of rural, suburban, commerce and industry, mostly without a hint that we are so close to Britain’s capital city. Glimpse Wembley Stadium’s famous arch. At our destination there is always something going on.