The South Oxford Canal

One of the finest rural waterways in Britain, passing through consistently beautiful countryside as it follows its restful route to the Thames. Climbing the famous Napton Locks the traveller reaches the remote and winding summit, with stunning views over rich Warwickshire farmland. At Claydon the Canal starts its descent to Oxford, passing through historic Cropredy and then to Banbury to join the river Cherwell. Adopting not only its route but also some of its flavour the waterway glides gracefully through the Cotswolds to the Thames.