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Gayton Marina

Gayton Marina is located on the Blisworth Arm of the Grand Union Canal between the villages of Gayton and Blisworth in Northamptonshire.

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The attractive marina is well equipped with a shop selling boat spares, canal maps, guides and confectionary. On the site there are boats for sale, moorings with electric hook ups, wi fi and full marina services including a Crane for out of the water repairs.The marina is operated by ABC Leisure Group one of the leading companies on the UK canal network who have another eight marinas

strategically placed around the canal network, they have an excellent reputation for building high quality bespoke narrow boats, and can provide everything for the canalboat owner, or potential owner .
The marina provides cruising on the famous Grand Union Canal (The M1 of 200 years ago) south towards London or north toward the junction with the Oxford canals or East out towards the Fens. Just south of the marina is the famous Blisworth tunnel which at 3,076 yards (2,813m) long it is the third-longest navigable canal tunnel on the UK canal network and on the other side the interesting Stoke Bruerne Canal Museum.

Gayton Marina

Gayton Marina

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Paul Smith
 

After six and a half years living on a narrowboat on England's inland waterways, Paul and his wife Cynthia now wander Europe by motorhome during the winter, and on the Dutch and French waterways in the warmer months on their 32' Dutch motor cruiser.

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